Tips on Affordable Design: Vases

decorating with vases
decorating with vases

New York interior stylist Cindy DiPrima recently went shopping with The New York Times and says she loves the "odd, strange shapes" of vases. Even without flowers, she adds, "vases can just become these beautiful objects." DiPrima, who props photo shoots for glossies like Real Simple, Town & Country and Bon Appétit, is a fan of all types of vases from antique pedestals to handmade "hippie" pottery.

We spoke with DiPrima and she shared more tricks-of-the-trade on affordable and stylish ways to utilize her favorite home accessory.