CE­LINE LYNCH is the founder of Home Ad­dress

House Beautiful (UK) - - Expert Guide -


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

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