Summer entertaining in style
Whether it's holiday entertaining, a casual BBQ with friends or Christmas feasting with your nearest and dearest, creating a stylish table setting this summer can be a fun, easy and inexpensive way to take your dining experience to the next level. We've pulled together some ideas to show you how to turn the tables to create something special this festive season.
Be clean: The table setting above is clean and simple, yet incredibly stylish - a perfect look for alfresco dining. The simple grey and white two-toned dinner set will show off your BBQ fare perfectly (and even makes your greens look greener!). Couple this with stylish silver cutlery and the wooden serving board becomes a table top statement piece.
Be contemporary: Below we're sporting black and white with glimmers of sliver and gold and some lovely greenery to bring the table setting to life. The black and white plates and serving platters look great with gold cutlery. Create a simple yet elegant cetnre piece with a black lantern surrounded by Christmas greenery and some silver and gold baubles... and don't forget your matching Christmas crackers!
Be Christmassy: Turn your table from flat to festive with traditional red and green accessories. A few bowls of bright red baubles and some shiny gold LED tea light candles add instant Chrissy bling. A Poinsettia plant or mini Christmas tree makes a great centerpiece, and don't forget your Christmas oven mit and tea towels to let people know you mean business in the kitchen too!