I love a good tablescape. On a dining table, good decor can really elevate even the most simple meal into a celebration. Back when I was a superyacht stewardess we decorated the table pretty elaborately at breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, just a vase or two of fresh flowers from the garden will certainly brighten things up and make your guests feel special . With Easter just a few days away I am starting to see plenty of gorgeous Easter tablescapes online. Below are some of my favs which,I hope will give you some inspiration, if you are hosting this year.
Use a linen tablecloth or leave the table exposed. A wooden tabletop creates a nice rustic vibe. Tableware can be matching…or not. Mixing in different colours and patterns in very modern. If your plates have colour in them, then use this to determine your colour scheme. Otherwise, look to napkins or flowers for colour inspo. In spring, and at Easter, the colour palette is often pastel. Think pale blues, pinks, peach, yellow, white and of course green. Include items of varying heights – i.e. flowers, candlesticks and glasses. Is your table going to minimal or maximal? Personally I am drawn to abundant flower displays. But, remember to leave room for all table and glassware as well as space for people to eat comfortably!
Pastel Easter Tablescapes
A beautiful, mauve tablescape from AFP Design. The whimsical flower arangements and coloured glassware offset the formal settings. Copper cutlery adds a modern touch and a simple white tablecloth grounds it all.
An abundance of white hyacinths and peach tulips provide the perfect hedge for the grass bunnies to peak over. The pale blue napkins on the dark wood table allow the flowers to really shine. If you are going to have this many vases make sure they are all made from the same material
Roses, twigs and barnacles in a dreamy periwinkle, peachy colour scheme. Combined with cut crystal glassware, this tablescape feels vintage. With a busy tabletop like this keep the settings simple to avoid feeling cluttered.
This relaxed boho look has a very simple, neutral colour scheme. It is the textures that make this tablescape work. Floaty placemats, textured napkins and rustic wood are offset by clean, elegant glasses and silverware.
This is a bit more abstract inspiration than actual dinner table decor. Gypsophila, peonies, roses and pussy willow, add a few speckled eggs.
Monique Lhuillier’s tableware range for Pottery Barn. This formal tablescape feels fun and a little frivolous thanks to the patterned and scalloped flatware and full on pink. Gold cutlery, candlesticks and napkin rings really up the glamour. There is a lot of drama and height here so small glassware counterbalances that. The pink contrasts nicely with the green of the grass ….and the food in this publicity shot 🙂
Non-Pastel Easter Tablescapes
If pastels are not really your thing, then how about this table by Lia Griffith? More like a springtime walk through the forest, with the dark wood table and centrepiece of greenery with just a few flowers. Matte gold cutlery and wooden bark chargers complete this casual, rustic look. Painted eggs for place cards is a nod to Easter.
Or, keep things simple but stylish with some spring green linen napkins and tulips.
So will you be cooking at home this bank holiday? If so, what kind of tablescape do you have planned? XO