Christmas table styling inspiration
The festive season calls for an impressive table setting. So we've inlisted the help of Westfield Carindale Interior Stylist Leticia Gaskell who pulled together some of her tips and favourite pieces to bring Christmas cheer around the table this year.
By Leticia Gaskell
Pick a colour palette
It may be through a table cloth, napkins or even the festive bon bon. Traditional classics, metal tones, and red and green scream Christmas and can be reinvented through use of cutlery or glassware. You can start your look with a simple white table cloth and use fun printed dinnerware or bright platters as your theme.
Myer, Heritage Dinner Plate
Layering your entree plates upon your dinner plates is a great way of creating texture on your table. A set of gold or rose gold cutlery is number one for tabletop glamour. If you're not up for a new set of cutlery a golden pair of salad servers will do the trick and give give an instant lift.
Left to right:Country Road, Nolan Gold 16 Piece Cutlery Set & Country Road, Rilki Gold Salad Server
Add a good quality napkin
Linen napkins are a must for any kind of entertaining, they add polish to your table and can be styled in between the entree and dinner plate, loosely tied together with a napkin ring or jute or simply on the side.
Bed Bath n' Table, Morgan & Finch Milano Linen Napkin Set
A touch of class
A classic delicate crystal glass will add sparkle to your look and who doesn't love a summer cocktail or to sip out of fancy glassware on Christmas Day.
Wheel & Barrow, Champange Cup Coupes
The final touch
Flowers and fresh greenery are a beautiful festive look. Coming into Christmas a greenery garland or a wreath is eye-catching for a table. Another great alternative is a good quality timber cheese board that you can create as an eye-catching centre piece. Dress it up with a mix of good quality cheeses and seasonal berries and what a bonus to style with the food.
Wheel & Barrow, Mango Round Board
Most importantly don't over think your styling and have fun with it.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry!
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