An insider's guide to turning your party into a winter wonderland.

The basic underpinnings of this crisp modern scene in wintry white (though of course white is not limited to winter) are sleek—pure white Lucite, geometric ceramics, and sparkling crystal and glass. "What keeps the chill out is the sheer extravagance of the roses," says floral designer Lewis Miller, who made the voluptuous swag by twisting together two lengths of leafy roping and creating a pavéed effect with roses in water tubes. Lewis Miller of LMD, 212-614-2734.