Create an artful reception with rich colors and abundant flowers

Painterly Touches

Lush flowers and fresh fruits create an uncommonly rich look.

Italian handmade ox-horn-handle bread knife, $299, by Coltellerie Berti for Match, 201-792-9444 or match1995.com. "Isabella" carafe in green, $120, from Juliska, juliska.com. Blue Italian serving bowl, $166, from Spode, 800-257-7189. White antique cake stand and blue and white plate courtesy of LMD, 212-614-2734 or lmdfloral.com.