CELINE LYNCH is the founder of Home Address
THE BIG NEW TREND
Instead of trying to replicate the look of a pristine restaurant, most people entertaining at home prefer a more relaxed atmosphere. It’s about sharing and passing things around the table. The use of texture encourages human touch while colour enlivens our mood. We’re seeing a return to nature – greens and natural materials such as wood and linen, finished off with gold for a touch of glamour.
Our traditional handmade Verde plates are really something special.
Rather than buying expensive tablecloths, seek out remnants of fabric and dress the table by matching the linens to different menus and moods.
Warm up white ceramics by teaming them with wood and brass or gold accessories.
Avoid long-stemmed glasses or tall candlesticks and opt for smaller vases and an array of tealights so everyone can see each other easily across the table.
Salad bowl, £30, Home Address