March 20th, 2021
Easter provides an opportunity to gather with your loved ones to share and connect over a meal, games and festive activities.
For inspiration, we are sharing the 3 Easter table looks we created this year, with Alfresco, Casual and Formal dining options. Whether you are hosting Easter brunch, lunch or dinner, or you are after some creative visual inspiration for your Autumn tablescape, we hope you feel inspired to experiment with these natural, foraged and creative tablescape ideas.
Our first Easter setting draws inspiration from the Forest, creating a whimsical look with an abundant tapestry of greenery and nature-inspired decor. The key here is layering. With a textural grey washed rattan table and matching chairs as the base, layer the table with rattan placemats, dinner and side plates and natural linen placemats in soft pastel colours.
Gather natural elements from your garden or local park to create your own nests and centrepieces. Foraging in your local surrounds is a relaxing way to spend time, letting your eye guide you to the natural beauty that surrounds your every day - fallen leaves, pine cones, feathers, acorns, vines and mossy branches.
The centrepiece featured a fanciful vignette of Spanish moss, rustic wooden log candleholders, pine-cone candles, hand painted eggs and glass domes, which housed a keepsake of a nest, decorative bird and vintage books.
Stainless steel flatware added gentle shimmer adjacent to our Verde Florence hand-painted dinner plates and white Sthal scalloped side plates. The floral arrangement featured dried hydrangeas in muted pinks and autumnal colours. Decorative touches add to the whimsey such as the Danish hand-crafted linen bunnies, complimented by our French dinner candles and cushions in floral patterns and velvety throws.
In our second look, we captured the colours of autumn with warmer gold and amber tones to create a cozy and charming Parisian-style look. The round marble topped table was laid with a gold toile tablecloth and the space was anchored with a vintage alabaster birdbath as the centrepiece, filled with magnolia leaves and ruscus for fresh living energy.
The formal crown-cutlery set in white added a freshness and contrasted nicely with the relaxed rattan placemats. We layered chalky white Sthal side plates on top of vintage hand-painted dinner plates, creating a nice link to the green and gold colour theme. The warmth of the Italian amber drinking vessels and ceramic dishes add a luminescence to the table top.
Soft furnishings include a mix of colourful bee and foliage print cushions, velvet throws and rustic touches of twigs and nests to bring the outdoors in.
The inspiration for the third look was a classic, semi-formal tablescape, that served as a space for all-day entertaining and afternoon tea.
The focal point was the layering of blue and white ginger jars & ceramics, silver candleholders and glass vases laid on top of a simple white linen tablecloth for a more formal look. Relax the look by keeping the natural timber table top as your base.
Since, the table functioned as an afternoon tea station, we wanted to keep a relaxed setting, layering the ceramic plates, cutlery and napkins, alongside a statement cake stand, allowing guests to gather either at the table or to use the space to serve from.
The oversized glass pedestal vase featured as the floral centrepiece with a mix of fresh ruscus leaves, trailing ivy and faux green berry garlands. A collection of smaller vessels contained a mix of succulents, moss, fresias and other cut green foliage. Festive touches included vintage milk glass vessels filled with Spanish moss & hand painted eggs, ridged votives and silver easter bunny candleholders adds the warmth of candlelight.
Use an eye-catching lighting fixture to elevate the room & make it the focal point.
Lighting changes how we see a space and how we feel when we are in that space.
There are 4 main lighting styles; Accent Lighting, Ambient Lighting, Task Lighting and Mood Lighting. Use accent lights such as wall sconces to frame an artwork, mirror or mantlepiece. Ambient lighting is fundamental to a properly lit room and provides the overall illumination through lighting fixtures such as Ceiling Pendants and Chandeliers.
Task Lighting brightens areas where routine tasks are performed and makes a nice addition to the ambient lighting throughout your home. Task lighting includes adjustable floor or table lamps. Lastly, Mood Lighting is where you can get creative with pretty candleholders, hurricane lamps or decorative lights that function both as decorative objects and provide soft illumination.