Colour is how I start the decoration process – I pick a colour, or sometimes it’s not a colour, it can just be a general shade I want to work with. I’m inspired by anything from art to flowers. Your table can coordinate or clash as long as it has a working theme/ aesthetic to it.
I fill the table with all of Mom’s vases and candlestick holders, I always match the candle sticks with the colour theme, they are very inexpensive but instantly make a room look more dramatic.
Different heights makes the table look much more interesting and enchanting. You can build this type of aesthetic with flowers, candlesticks and tea lights, varying them throughout.
I start by placing the tall candles along the table and then the medium height candles and then everything else in between.
For an eye catching or conversation starting decoration I like to add a quirky touch to the table – it’s often something that might feel out of place on a dinner table but in fact fits beautifully. For example, I love using my Mom’s old buttons, I just scatter them in-between the candles and flowers.
Tip: Try using fresh or dried rose petals, fresh fruits like apricots or tomato vines, beads, ribbons, nuts or twigs. The list is endless!
I was very lucky to work with some of my favourite homeware brands for the dinner, here are my favourite picks from each brand that helped bring my table to life in classic social kitchen style…
Coconut water and ginger water mixed with vodka.
Even though I love mixing and matching, sometimes its nice to have one element that’s the same. At this dinner it was the green Zara wine glasses.West Elm – Antiqued Mercury Glass Scented Candles The White Company – Glass Baubles