Make a fes­tive state­ment

Cockburn Gazette - - CHRISTMAS IS COMING -

WHETHER you’re host­ing an in­ti­mate Christ­mas Eve feast or Christ­mas Day sit­down lunch, a beau­ti­fully styled ta­ble is sure to bring the fes­tive wow fac­tor.

Choos­ing a colour scheme is the first step to dec­o­rat­ing a ta­ble, says Tril­ogy Fur­ni­ture in­te­rior de­signer Dorien Cope­jans, who rec­om­mends a palette of two to three colours and con­tin­u­ing the scheme through­out the home, in­clud­ing the Christ­mas tree and even the wrap­ping paper. This not only looks most ef­fec­tive but cre­ates a sense of har­mony and unity in the house.

“Colour co-or­di­nat­ing your ta­blescape to­gether with your tree and presents al­ways looks so­phis­ti­cated and less clut­tered,'' she said.

“Make a fes­tive state­ment us­ing Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tive pieces that match your table­ware and glass­ware. Drape gar­lands or wreaths with beau­ti­ful can­de­labras across the ta­ble as your cen­tre­pieces.”

If you don’t have enough ta­ble space, Ms Cope­jans sug­gests hang­ing branches and dec­o­ra­tions from the ceil­ing above your din­ing ta­ble to cre­ate a dra­matic look.

White, ivory, gold and nat­u­ral green­ery are in this sea­son, while clut­ter is out.

“Lay­er­ing your ta­ble with linens, din­ner­ware and glass­ware will def­i­nitely make the oc­ca­sion more glam­orous,'' Ms Cope­jans said.

Bon-bons add a fun el­e­ment to the ta­ble for all the fam­ily to en­joy.

This year, Tril­ogy Fur­ni­ture has been trans­formed into a so­phis­ti­cated fes­tive won­der­land, with stun­ning hand­crafted dec­o­ra­tions from Bel­gium that are time­less and ex­clu­sive to the Clare­mont store.

“The items this year are larger state­ment pieces as well as ‘col­lec­tor’ keep­sakes,'' Ms Cope­jans said.

“All of these pieces are time­less and hand­crafted by an ex­ten­sive de­sign team, with each uniquely dif­fer­ent from the other.”

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