There’s nothing better to encourage conversation and connection than a beautiful table and a simple, delicious meal. Try these simple tricks to create an elegant setting for your next gathering.
Freshen any look with arrangements of natural greenery for an effortless centrepiece. We love the juxtaposition of native eucalyptus with crisp blue and white. Another idea is to play with arrangements of fresh herbs. Just pick up a few bunches of mint and rosemary at your local farmers market or from your own herb garden, and mix them together for a fragrant and unique statement on the table.
Simplicity is key! When working with a traditionally influenced pattern like Toile de Fleur. Add in a few pieces of Maxwell & Williams ‘White Basics’ range to the mix, to break up the blue and add a more contemporary feel.
Complement your chosen dinnerware with napery in soft natural materials like linen and washed cotton. We chose to bring out the deep blues in our Toile de Fleur dinnerware with navy napkins to anchor the palette. Tie with a few leaves from your centrepiece to connect the look together.
Setting the Table
Add an extra layer of polish to your table by keeping the spacing between plates, glasses and cutlery consistent. Make sure everything is straight and in the right place – forks on the left, knives on the right and glassware to the top right. Pro tip: take a moment to think about a few key things accessible on the table to avoid darting back and forth to the kitchen. A water jug with fresh mint and ice is always a good start.