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Flair: Exquisite Invitations, Lush Flowers, and Gorgeous Table Settings Hardcover – April 6, 2010
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"Flair...is a thoughtful, chic and comprehensive guide to all sorts of entertaining...Who better than Joe Nye, our modern-day traditionalist, to guide you through your next soiree!" ~Balustrade & Bitter
"Beautiful photographs...bring the book to life...charming guide for those who relish the joy of entertaining." ~AlltheBestBlog.com
"Flair is the next best thing to an invitation to one of the designer’s talked-about parties. The flowers are breathtaking, the tables stunning, and there is a really useful 'giftbag' in the form of a well-researched resource guide and Nye’s advice on everything from how to create a quick invitation to the best way to polish silver." ~Fetch Magazine
"I love the new entertaining book, Flair, by legendary interior designer Joey Nye... the book is filled with practical, affordable takeaway ideas that could be applied to any decorating setup." ~Garden & Gun Magazine
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Top Customer Reviews
In this richly illustrated book, party planner Joe Nye offers advice in three areas--paper components, flowers and table settings--that will turn an ordinary party into a special event. Themes for parties range from casual patriotic-hued events to more formal black and white dinners. These are not quick and easy dinners. He advises hiring a calligrapher, for example, to handle invitations, but at other times, encourages shopping at consignment shops to find just the right, perhaps obscure, item.
While all the chapters show flair and creativity, I found the section on flowers especially helpful, since he indicates his favorite flowers but then offers advice on how to cut and arrange them and identifies by name for easy reference.
Included is a list of sources for obtaining some items and advice on cleaning silver.
It's a little over-the-top in design, but more than worth it because you can get lots of super ideas about tablscapes that you might not have thought about doing.
Extremely good close-up photos that help show all the detail work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautifully presented! I sell china and crystal online. Very inspirational.Published 11 months ago by deen teer
This book is inspiring.
Filled with beauty and style, it is my go to mood elevator when party planning.
Flair: Exquisite Invitations, Lush Flowers, and Gorgeous Table Settings by Joe Nye is a fabulous book and so well written ... I love it!!! Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Teresa Peterson
I have collected coffee table books for many years and this is one of my favorites. A beautiful book with beautiful photos. A perfect gift for the friend who loves to entertain!Published on November 21, 2012 by Haden
Really--this book is a lot of fun to page through and offers up some terrific ideas. The author has a great sense of style and a fun way of combining different pieces for a wide... Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by Squid Ro
I bought this for a Christmas gift and wanted to keep it for myself! The ideas and layouts are amazing! Beautiful photography! I will just have to order another for myself..... Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by Cissy P