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Thomas J. Story

Use What You Have

Make often-used, visible objects simple and attractive. When not in use, cutting boards become elegant backdrops for sculptural bottles.

Create easy seasonal arrangements with fruits and vegetables. Dolese opts for whatever is in season at the farmers’ market. “A bowl full of apples, lemons, or artichokes is great for a centerpiece or mantel,” he says. “It’s a low arrangement that couldn’t be easier to put together. If you don’t have a bowl, just scatter fruit directly on the table.”

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