Get the Look: Diane von Furstenberg’s Teacup Flowerpots

03/26/2014 at 12:20 PM ET

Diane von Furstenberg for Kravet
Courtesy Marion Curtis, StarPix

If a traditional floral centerpiece isn’t your cup of tea, Diane von Furstenberg has an idea for you: teacups!

At N.Y.C.’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show, the designer showed off her ingenuity by ditching a bulky centerpiece in favor of individual orchids as place settings, each planted inside a brightly patterned teacup.

This easy-to-steal idea (part of Furstenberg’s tablescape for DIFFA’s Dining by Design exhibit, featuring the new DVF for Kravet collection) is just itching to decorate the table of a bright spring brunch, bridal shower or high tea. You can even let guests take home their personal pots as party favors.

Diane von Furstenberg for Kravet
Courtesy Marion Curtis, StarPix

Following DVF’s lead, the cups don’t have to be identical as long as they complement each other. And orchids aren’t a hard-and-fast rule — simply use whatever flowers look best with the rest of your tablescape.

Goodbye, darjeeling; hello, dahlias!

—Brooke Showell

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holly semelbauer on

I love,love,love that umbrella actually the whole look is so my style.Great design and mix of color and prints

Bellaboo on


megan on

loud and cluttered, yuck

truth on

ok my migraine just got 10 times worse; yikes!

Guest on

Busyness is not my cup of tea.

Hilda on

Why enjoy the outdoors when you can partake in a cramped nightmare in this hideous, garish scene.

peanut on

okay, those knives are turned the wrong way……you should know better DVF!!

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