Colin Cowie packed this stylish cocktail reception with lots of bold color and dazzling details.

Budget Blooms

Cowie used floral Oasis foam to form mod globes of inexpensive carnations. Orchids can send the flower bill sky-high, so he used them only as delicate accents.

White "Butler" tray, $59, West Elm. Glass coupe, $6.99, and orange votive holders, $5 for four; all, Jamali Garden Supplies.