Teri’ s styling tips
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.