Teri’ s styling tips

Mollie Makes - - Mollie Makes -

Keep the nat­u­ral theme strong by us­ing wooden chop­ping boards as serv­ing plat­ters, pil­ing them high with tempt­ing char­cu­terie, cheese and grapes.

Echo the colour of the place­mats and crack­ers by cut­ting long, nar­row lengths of blush linen, then us­ing them to tie cut­lery.

Soft grey sits well with a blush pink, gold and white colour pal­ette. Lay the crack­ers onto folded white and grey linen nap­kins, and use grey cushions or blan­kets on chairs to keep guests comfy and cosy. Use mini vases or bot­tles filled with sprigs of fes­tive green­ery as in­di­vid­ual place set­tings. Write guests’ names onto small white tags, then tie them on with lengths of grey yarn, rib­bon or raf­fia.

Bunch larger springs of win­ter green­ery to­gether in sim­ple glass jars to make beau­ti­fully un­der­stated cen­tre­pieces.

Tie in your light­ing with your colour scheme, us­ing white fairy lights for sil­ver ta­bles, or en­hanc­ing can­dle­light with warm yel­low bulbs. I used a string of mini light bulbs in pink to add in­ter­est to a plain wall.

Rose­mary is a bril­liant em­bel­lish­ment – plen­ti­ful and de­li­ciously fra­grant. Use it freely on your ta­ble, ty­ing it around the can­dle jar tops and sprin­kling it on cheese­boards and savoury plat­ters.

Gold-look cut­lery is a huge trend at the mo­ment – in­dulge your in­ner mag­pie and in­vest in a set to use for spe­cial oc­ca­sions.

Make a day of for­ag­ing for your ta­ble set­ting with the fam­ily. Visit your near­est wild space and go hunt­ing for pine cones, green­ery, win­ter berries, herbs and in­ter­est­ing-look­ing twigs and leaves.

Stock up on rus­tic brown twine. It’s so handy for ty­ing green­ery to­gether, shap­ing, hang­ing dec­o­ra­tions – ev­ery­thing re­ally! And it’ll com­ple­ment your theme.

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