Turn any space into a mag­i­cal place to host an un­for­get­table evening with friends

Chic & Country - - Contents - Pho­tos: A Font/RBA

Bo­hemian Lights

Rus­tic Chic

Think of a haystack in an in­dus­trial loft, this cold space has been given a ‘hygge’ makeover and trans­formed into an in­ti­mate din­ing room for the evening.

Past and present

It’s OK to be mixed up! Flea mar­ket finds such as the un­matched cut­lery and the clas­sic table­ware have been mixed with glasses from Zara Home and sim­ple wicker ta­ble mats.

Cre­ative and bo­hemian, chic but ca­sual, ro­man­tic and eclec­tic, this is a per­fect ta­ble set­ting to cel­e­brate Christ­mas din­ner among friends.

Lux­ury touch

French cham­pagne, linen and gold de­tails add a sense of lux­ury to the bo­hemian set­ting. And here is a lit­tle se­cret - the run­ners are in fact Ital­ian foulards; don’t they give the ta­ble a re­laxed and el­e­gant look?

Magic of can­dle­light

Din­ner must be un­der can­dle­light - it makes peo­ple look their best and it en­tices in­ti­mate con­ver­sa­tions! It is spe­cially beau­ti­ful at Christ­mas so lots of can­dles have been placed ev­ery­where - on can­dle sticks, bot­tles and lanterns to create a mag­i­cal at­mos­phere.

Keep it Warm

Tureens, lots of them - one for each guest to re­mind us that this is go­ing to be a win­ter meal with a warm­ing soup as a starter, be­cause, baby, it’s cold out­side!

Nat­u­ral adorn­ments

It is al­ways nice to add a touch of na­ture to any ta­ble scape and here, in­stead of the tra­di­tional flow­ers and cen­tre­pieces, eu­ca­lyp­tus branches dec­o­rate the wire pen­dants above the ta­ble. Eu­ca­lyp­tus has a com­fort­ing scent and a pu­ri­fy­ing ef­fect. An­other nat­u­ral el­e­ment, hay, has been used to dec­o­rate the crates; a soft re­minder of the sta­ble where Je­sus was born, per­haps.

A lit­tle red

Yes, a wink to tra­di­tion has been added with the red heart hang­ing from the wire pen­dant so as to re­mind the ta­ble of what Christ­mas is re­ally all about - a four let­ter word we don’t say enough.

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