This weeks blog post subject is my mum's suggestion, she wanted some inspiration for making her dining setting "more special", so I have had some fun creating four different looks using Bowerhouse tableware and I'm sharing one of them with you today.
By mixing in pieces I own and raiding my mum's kitchen cupboards and garden (I highly recommend raiding parents, aunties, grandparents kitchen cupboards) the looks I will share over the next few weeks are inexpensive and really easy to create. I hope they inspire you (and my mum) to style a special dining setting for your next occasion.
I love the classic simplicity of this look - timeless and elegant while at the same time feeling relaxed and informal.
Simple sprigs of herbs in old jars are quite possibly my favourite decoration to use - they don't cost a thing, require zero floral arranging skills and take moments to create - flowering basil, sage & rosemary work particularly well, use jars of varying shapes & sizes to make the look less formal.
A tip when arranging your objects - try to stick to odd numbers of items, e.g. three jars of flowers on a table or three matching candle holders will always work better than two or four.
The champagne bucket & tea lights are from Ikea, wine goblets are from the 'Australian House & Garden' range I bought at Myer a few months ago - Ikea usually have similar in mouth blown glassware - unique, inexpensive and you can buy by the glass.
Nat's Quick Styling Tips
- Stick to a colour palette of no more than 2-3 main colours - e.g White, with splashes of Silver & Green for this look
- Keep the number of different textures/materials to a minimum - e.g. white linen & ceramic, cut glass & silver for this look
- Raid your garden for inexpensive centrepieces like flowering herbs
- Remember the 'odd number rule' when styling your centre piece objects
- Mix vintage with new to give your look character