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Crafting your Christmas Tablescape

Setting a beautiful tablescape goes beyond merely placing dishes and utensils on a table. It can be the centre of attraction around holiday season!

 In the Southern Hemisphere, it can be fun to create your theme within the seasonal spirit. Try creating a nautical inspired palette paired with natural textures to create a scene that reflects Summertime Christmas spirit.

 

  

Before you start gathering your table elements, it's essential to define a theme that sets the tone for your tablescape. Consider the occasion and what you’re drawn to/inspired by. Rustic, modern, an era, a favourite colour - perhaps inspired by a time gone by or a particular seasonal time.

We recommend creating a pinterest board for this initial phase, you can browse ours here. Start to look around the room in which the setting will sit. What colours are present? Or particular shapes, motifs & decor? Start drawing certain palettes together based on what you see. Perhaps a favourite vase or a light fitting, a throw cushion or a rug. A selection of your favourite pieces will inspire your theme. Don't be afraid to mix and match, we recommend choosing 3 core colours to create a strong palette. See how they connect with one another and compliment the space. 

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Start building your tablescape by layering with base materials. Begin with the foundations of your setting, using a variety of textures can help to inform the way the elements will sit. Our vintage linen tea towels are a lovely way to add a unique focal point. If you’re hosting a variety of hot plates, tea pots or mulled wine - our edo cane trivet is fantastic for protecting your surfaces.

The shape & height is able to give some dimension to the table setting, as is the added textural richness from the cane. Our riverkeeper stones act as the perfect napkin weight and will sit beautifully alongside our other cane wrapped pieces. Such as our bottle openers, which are both functional & able to enhance the visual appeal of your tablescape. Try our Anchorage in a nautical setting, or our reef knot for a more classic look. When layering your space through objects you should consider both the functionality of them so that the event will seamlessly flow, and of course, their visual appeal.

 

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Utilizing different heights when layering your table setting is important. If the space feels a little flat or though it's lacking something. Begin to layer objects that have a variety of heights to create visual intrigue. Candlesticks with alternating heights, plate stands, a floral arrangement.

Our lineage candlesticks make for the perfect centerpiece on your tablescape. This set of three forged from blackened iron create dimension and a beautiful ambience when lit. Everything looks better by candlelight.

  

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Add a personal touch to each place setting by incorporating name cards or small tokens for your guests. This not only adds a thoughtful element but also enhances the visual appeal of individual settings. Get creative with place cards by using unique materials or incorporating small decorative elements that tie into your overall theme. 

 

 

 A curated tablescape design can be the centrepiece for your holiday celebrations. 

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