Doing some entertaining this season? Set the mood with some stylish and festive tableware
A FINE FEAST
You’ve got to hand it to The White Company. Its festive table retains the neutral-hued simplicity the brand is known for, while being fittingly OTT for the Christmas season. The trickery at work? Texture. Think etched glass, burnished metal and lightly frosted accessories, all offset with casually thrown sheepskins and plumes of pampas grass. Consider your Christmas 2018 ‘look’ sorted
CAST A LIGHT
Bring your Christmas home to life with the flicker of candlelight. Recreate this merry scene with an array of candleholders from The White Company – the new designs will bring warmth and elegance to celebrations.
If you’re convinced napkin rings veer more towards naff than nice, head to French interiors emporium Caravane. The brand’s hand-moulded, gold metal designs will change the way you think about the humble serviette holder and they’ll to bring a little bit of Parisian chic to your festive table.
Although Christmas needn’t be a blingy affair, a little glitz never goes amiss at this time of year. Stick to one metallic finish on a few striking pieces and suddenly your festive look is more ooh la la than OTT. Broste Copenhagen knows the deal. Its weighty, brass-finish candlesticks are guaranteed to get the family peering up from their Christmas dinners. Each individual piece has been given a sculptural twist, which is a thing this season. Tabletop delights that really are worth their weight in gold.
The perfect finishing touch to make your Yuletide celebrations go with a bang
If you have a passion for pattern, these are the crackers for you:
Beautifully handcrafted in striking geometric patterns:
Pretty butterflies will bring cheer to your sumptuous festive table…
THE SIMPLE LIFE
Maximalist interiors have had more than their fair share of the spotlight, so let’s spare a thought for the more minimally inclined among us. Purveyor of all things understated, Also Home is the place to find inspiration for a less-is-more approach. Team its Krem ceramics with its washed linen for a setting worthy of a Vermeer still life.
TOAST OF THE TOWN
Add a decorative touch to your festive tipples with the sophisticated Ada champagne saucers from Oliver Bonas. The saucers cost £34 for four, and the delicate etchings make them a charming update on a classic and will certainly put all your guests in a jolly mood. Wine and Martini styles are also available. Three cheers to that.
Not content with bringing delicious food to our tables, Ottolenghi is now giving us luxury table linen. Created by artist Ivo Bisignano and hand-painted with an O motif, everything in the collection is made from the highest quality organic linen that has been woven on a traditional loom in the north of Italy.