Tracy Taylor Ward

Hometown: New York City Choice Color Palette: Cream & Taupe Can't Leave Home Without: Tom Ford Lipstick Dream Decor Piece: Shagreen Console Table Follow Me on Facebook: Tracy Taylor Ward Design Website:

Napkin Rings and Place Cards: Wait ‘Till You See These Inspiring Ideas!

tablescapesPhoto: Tracy Taylor Ward
You love to entertain, I love to talk style! For the last six weeks I've covered everything you need to know to pull off a table design your friends will absolutely envy, from centerpieces, chairs and lighting ideas to table linens and tableware. Today I'm wrapping up my tabletop... read more

Turn Your Tableware Into a Conversation Starter (Seriously!)

Now that we've covered big-picture table design, it's time to talk tableware! The right dishes and silverware make your table look more beautiful and inviting--and the meal even more memorable. Drinking a cup of tea from fine bone china somehow makes the tea actually taste better, just like eating off of a beautiful plate... read more

4 Fresh Ways to Use Table Linens

We've covered the big-picture parts of table design, including how to create a gorgeous centerpiece, how to add flair to your dining room chairs and how to get creative with lighting. Now it's time to focus on the smaller details, beginning with linens! A few small tricks can make a huge difference.... read more

Creative Lighting Ideas for Your Dinner Party

You learned how to give your dining room chairs some flair last week, now it's time to talk about lighting! Instead of using the same old lamps or overhead lights every time you entertain, why not change things up? It's easy to do on a budget, and new lighting is a great way to... read more

Give Your Dining Room Chairs Some Flair

how to spruce up your dining chairsPhoto: Tracy Taylor Ward
You mastered the basics on centerpieces last week--now it's time to learn how to give your dining room chairs some pizzazz (without breaking the bank!). Try these easy looks by mixing a few things you already have with some new budget-friendly items. Step 1: Use your living room chairs in place of your... read more

How to Create a Gorgeous Centerpiece

Photo: Tracy Taylor WardPhoto: Tracy Taylor Ward
If you entertain often, coming up with fresh ideas for your table decor can be daunting. I think of my tabletop designs as outfits: Just like I try not to wear the same ensemble over and over again, I try not to repeat my table decor too often--especially in front of the same friends! It... read more
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