Not all Christmas tables need to look traditional, you can still achieve a festive look with modern accessories and nostalgic tones.
Here are 6 simple steps from our Christmas stylist, Laura North on how to create a nostalgic Christmas table.
1. Create your base. Start with placemats (or a tablecloth if you want to protect your table). This will form the base to your ‘design’ so pick your colours carefully. We sprayed cork mats with gold and copper spray paint in geometric patterns (simply mask off your design where you want the cork to show through and spray) and used natural toned napkins for that natural vintagey vibe.
3. Lay it out. Work out where all of your serving bowls and platters will go on the table so that you know you have enough room for everything to look ‘just so’. The Studio Craft collection mixed in with a little of our Natural Canvas range is perfect for the crafted retro feel.
5. Add homemade decorations such as cross stitch initial tags to each place setting or you can plant up succulents and airplants into little cups and arrange these around the table, a stylish addition and lovely for guests to take home with them too. Homemade crackers will add a true finishing touch to your table and since they are handmade you can ensure that they match your table scheme perfectly (and ensure everyone gets a gift too).