PHOENIX - Do you want to make your next dinner extra special? It's not just about the food, but about the presentation. In other words, atmosphere counts. So where do you begin? Start with decorating the table with pieces you already have. Tina Mellino of Zia Interior Designs says just ask yourself a few simple questions. "What is the mood you want to create? Is it a cold winter night or warm summer evening?" Use things that are seasonal and in or around your home. Also, think out of the box, imagine using some your favorite items in new ways. Mellino says your creativity will help guest feel welcome. "I think when your guest sit down at a beautifully well thought our table they feel special. You have taken time to create atmosphere and an ambiance and usually people notice and appreciate the effort. Think about when you have seen a special table, the first thing you say is WOW look at the table!" Along with a beautiful table, set the mood with music. "It really enhances and sets the mood for your meal and evening!"
Simple Tips to Creating Atmosphere at your next dinner:
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