Arrangements of seasonal flowers not only add color to your dining room, they also set the tone for your gathering. Your centerpiece doesn’t have to be elaborate; Tara often just cuts blooms from her garden, and then uses china compotes or bowls with Oasis floral foam to create her arrangements.
“Always have lots of candles and votives on your table,” says Tara. Most Charleston homes also have a fireplace in the dining room. “It’s like a big candle,” says Tara. “It provides the warmth and ambience of an intimate setting.”