Explore new colour palettes
Deviate from the traditional and incorporate a fresh colour scheme into your setting. You are not restricted to red, green, gold/silver! Here we used textural Belgian linens (a current favourite of mine) in charcoal, natural and mustard yellow to create an earthy look that connects with the food on display.
Think outside the decorative box
Go for accent colours and textures in functional pieces instead of lots of decorative ‘bits’ that can clog up a table. We used different varieties of pine along the table in small amounts, gold minimalist candlestick holders with black taper candles for a soft glow, gold matte cutlery, and a mix of marble and wood for serving platters.
e we used textural Belgian linens (a current favourite of mine) in charcoal, natural and mustard yellow to create an earthy look that connects with the food on display.
Use appropriate furniture
This is usually a time when we can have 20-plus people around the table, so look into hiring some furniture to fit everyone in with enough elbow room as well as to create a beautiful and consistent table. Here we used dark woods to tie in with the natural colour scheme.
Forage for native greenery/foliage/nuts and pods/interesting sticks and branches to decorate the table, make modern wreaths, or to hang above the table as a feature. Add a little sprig to napkins for extra detail.
Hire the Look
Dark wood bentwood chairs
Belgian Linen tablecloth in Natural
Belgian Linen napkins in Charcoal
Gold matte flatware and serving utensils
Jarrah look table raiser
Gold minimalist candlestick holders
White lipped entrée and mains plates