f conjuring a beautiful table setting is usually one final frazzled festive step too far – take heart!
Stylish food writer Anna Barnett, who’s worked in TV and magazines and knows a thing or two about glamorous effects and glittering occasions, has come to the rescue, sharing some of her insider tips and tricks.
She’s turned the tables on traditional table settings and given her own creative spin to three festively fabulous looks. Best of all, she promises they’re all easy-peasy to do!
“I love doing a Christmas table setting as it’s a chance to be supercreative and let your personality shine through,” says Anna, whose second book, How To Be Gluten Free And Keep Your Friends (Quadrille, £12.99), is published in January.
“It honestly doesn’t need many ingredients to give a setting the ‘wow’ factor. Just be inspired by your bauble collection and add a few more details, like foliage,” adds the author and blogger, whose enthusiasm is infectious.
“Make it eye-catching and engaging – and a little bit different – and people will enjoy your feast even more.
“Then sit back and wait for the compliments – guaranteed to give you a seasonal glow!”
Simply choose your look, and follow Anna’s two-step guide to styling each one...