DIY Winter Table Setting

To create an optical feast, take a leaf out of mother nature's book (no pun intended).

Our dining room uses neutral and black coloured textures to create a sophisticated yet casual feel, so continue that colour theme as the backdrop to the food, and highlight the colours of the food throughout the table dressing, in this case the centerpiece. Our centerpiece will also highlight the winter environment by brining some of the outdoors in.

Placemats
The black cross woven string mats reflect the sophistication of the room and mimic the vista of naked trees.

Napkins
The taupe coloured napkins placed between the plate and soup bowl help break up the white palate but maintain a neutral backdrop for the richly coloured food.

Centerpiece
Because the table is long and thin, there's no point in going wide and high, so why not go for low and colourful. Although it may not look it, there is an abundance of potential centerpieces outside in your garden.

Moss covered twigs or fallen leaves bound together are both textural and colourful.

In this case we have used the limbs of a plump red berry bush, and woven the stems down the centre of the table, placing tea light candles intermittently to create a soft warm glow.

Finishing touches
Just like the icing on the cake, use up those cut off stems from the centerpiece by binding them together with twine and a skeletal leaf and voilá, you've got a perfectly set table.

Contacts:

Papaya
15 Transvaal Ave
Double Bay NSW
Ph: (02) 9362 1620
  • Cross Weave Place Mats BLACK x 10 $12.95 ea

  • Tea light candles BLACK x 12 $7.25 for pack of 6

  • Kenya Angkor Coasters BLACK x 10 $4.50ea - Papaya

Atmosphere
379 Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2011
Ph: (02) 8354 1571
  • Votive Tea light candles x 4 $10 ea
Wheel&Barrow
www.wheelandbarrow.com.au
  • Cotton Napkins TAUPE x 10 $3.95 ea

Freedom
www.freedom.com.au
  • Skeleton Leaves x 10

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