Festive Tableware


You’ve got to hand it toThe White Company. Its festive table retains the neutral-hued simplicitythe brand is known for,while being fittingly OTTfor 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


Bring your Christmashome to life withthe flicker of candlelight. Recreate this merryscene with an array of candleholders fromThe White Company– the new designs will bring warmth and elegance to celebrations.


If you’re convinced napkin ringsveer more towards naff than nice, head to French interiors emporium Caravane. The brand’s hand-moulded, gold metal designs will change the way youthink about the humble serviette holder and they’llto bring a little bit of Parisianchic 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 delightsthat really are worth their weight in gold.


The perfect finishing touch to make yourYuletide celebrations go with a bang

If you have a passionfor pattern, these arethe crackers for you:

Beautifully handcrafted in striking geometric patterns:

Pretty butterflies willbring cheer to yoursumptuous festive table...


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.


Add a decorative touch toyour 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. Threecheers to that.


Not content with bringing delicious foodto 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 highestquality organic linen that has been wovenon a traditional loom in the north of Italy.

Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.