Bring the out­doors in with our peb­ble place­mat

When the weather’s too wild for al fresco en­ter­tain­ing, bring the out­doors inside

NZ House & Garden - - CONTENTS - STYLING TR ACEY STR ANGE WATTS PHOTOGR APH BELINDA MERRIE

Cre­ate a mod­ern rus­tic look for your ta­ble with these peb­ble place mats. To make, sim­ply glue medium to large-sized dec­o­ra­tive peb­bles to clear plas­tic mats (we used plas­tic sta­tionery sleeves). Any colour peb­bles will work – pol­ished black stones are a great al­ter­na­tive – but choos­ing the smoothest, flat­test stones is the key to en­sur­ing your plates sit evenly. Talo plate $24.90, ce­real bowl $22.90 and pasta bowl $29.90, all from Corso de’ Fiori, corso.co.nz; linen nap­kins ap­prox­i­mately $87 (for set of four) through French Coun­try Col­lec­tions, french­coun­try.co.nz; El­e­vate vase by Anne Black $39 from Smith & Caughey’s, smithand­caugh­eys.co.nz; House Doc­tor cut­lery $14.90$16.90 from Stacks Fur­ni­ture, stacks­fur­ni­ture.co.nz; Broste can­dle­stick $60 through May­time Mar­ket­ing, may­time.co.nz; din­ing ta­ble $1286 from Leopold Hall, leopold­hall.com; stones from a se­lec­tion at Stone & Water World, stoneworld.co.nz.

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