Take your lead from flowers or fabric and devise a palette of three colours. Here, anemones are the cue, amplified by a painterly cloth and classic chair design. Twist cutlery into a napkin (opposite) to balance the formality of a place setting.
‘No.14 Vienna’ beech chairs, from $231 each, Thonet. Curtain in ‘Echo’ polyester fabric, POA, Elliott Clarke. ON TABLE ‘Absolu’ stainless-steel cutlery, $100/ from left five-piece place setting, Williams-Sonoma. ‘Nimes’ linen napkin, $40/set of four, Linen House. ‘Marseille’ stoneware dinner plates, $10 each, and ‘Gemma’ glass vase, $35, all Provincial Home Living. Anemones from Mandalay Flowers. Ceramic ornament, from $5 each, Delight Decor. Ceramic bowl, $62, The Lost and Found Department. ‘Self Portrait’ linen-cotton fabric (as tablecloth), $250/ m, Shilo Engelbrecht.
ON CHAIR Linen napkin, $50/set of four, Cultiver. ‘Vintage Bloom Rose’ wrapping paper, $15/10m roll, Inky Co. OPPOSITE Geraldton wax from clockwise from top left Mandalay Flowers. Serax ‘Surface’ glass tumbler, $15, Telegram Co. Snowflake gingerbread cookies, $30/eight, Anne-Marie Molloy Cookies. ‘Bon Bon’ glass plate, $50, Linen House. ‘Verona’ glass tumbler, $7, Bed Bath N’ Table. ‘Veneziano’ glass tumbler, $235/set of six, and ‘Tue’ porcelain bowl, $93/set of six, Casa e Cucina. ‘Manor’ bone china side
plate, $8, Bed Bath N’ Table. Matt Navy stoneware plate,
$1.50, Kmart. Ridged ceramic 32cm plate, $32, The Lost and Found Department. Batik cotton napkin, $50/set of four, Walter G. ‘Host’ stainless-steel cutlery, $170/16-piece set, Salt&Pepper. Wrapping paper and ribbon, Vandoros Fine Packaging. Linen table runner (275cm), $169, The Lost and Found Department. >