Elevate your reunion dinner gathering with a stylish table spread fit for presenting those sumptuous dishes.
Dreaming up a romantic candlelight dinner with your loved ones? Get the look with a colourful set-up accompanied by beautiful blooms and tableware in botanical or floral themes.
ELEVATE THE LOOK
For an oriental-style garden-inspired look, Shanghai Tang’s Forbidden Garden collection will get you the look. With pieces made of Fine Bone China, expect nothing less than a grand dining setting complete with latticed patterns and botanical prints like bamboo. The Forbidden Garden collection includes teacups, plates, a bowl and spoon set and more. They retail from $150 to $280.
A FEMININE TOUCH
Designed by Italian fashion design Luisa Beccaria, the Artemest collection reminds us of a fairytale-like whimsical garden, thanks to its fl oral patterns and pastel hues that’ll easily add a touch of femininity into any dining space. A set of two dessert plates starts from US$250 ($342), and is exclusively available at www.artemest.com.
The Classical interior design style is easily identified by its iconic combination of architectural details and delicate moulding. When styling a Classical-inspired table setting, select tableware with details such as ridges and trimming around the edges. This way, when you layer the plates and teacups, it creates a visually stunning look that showcases both dimension and texture.
Styling on a budget? Ikea’s Strimmig collection offers a range of plates, bowls and mugs in dark blue, grey and pastel pink. Prices start from $3.90 for a bowl or side plate.
FANCY HIGH TEA
With designs that embody elements from the Victorian style, Luzerne’s Lancaster collection is adorned with muted blue, grey and pink fl oral motifs. It off ers a range of pieces including serving plates and a teapot; prices range from $6 to $100.
Experiment with black and white hues for a dining setting devoid of colours for a cool, edgy feel. Alternatively, layer several shades of the same hue to get a monochromatic look that is muted but elegant.
Like a chrysanthemum in bloom, the details on this handcrafted white plate is set to add a textural effect to any dining setting. Complete the look with other pieces in the collection like a ceramic platter. The Amari ceramic plate retails for $19.95 at Crate and Barrel.
Serve up cups of coff ee and tea in this gold-speckled black mug from homegrown ceramic specialist Ohleaf. Embrace the wabi sabi nature of this set, which retails for $34.
ENERGETIC & CONTEMPORARY
Go bold this season and embrace splashes of colours that’ll accentuate the modern contemporary look in your home. Mix and match stylish tableware in vibrant hues and patterns while impressing guests and whetting their appetites.
YOUNG AT HEART
Like colourful pieces of artwork, the Beatriz salad plates are printed with unique motifs in teal, persimmon, blush, black, and golden yellow to add a playful touch to your dining setting. The set of four glazed stoneware plates is available at Crate and Barrel for $64.95.
Despite the simple forms in the Besegra collection, they impress with their sky blue and mint hues that will easily add a cheerful and vibrant look at the dining table. Bowls and plates in this collection come in a variety of sizes, and retail for $7.90 for a set of four at Ikea.
Clean lines, fluid forms and natural materials — these are elements that come to mind when you think of Nordic-inspired interiors. So when planning a dining setting to match your Scandinavian-style home, bear in mind these features that will help you get the look.
The Stelton Theo collection of tea ware, from teapots to milk jugs to coasters, is both rustic yet chic. This stoneware range has a cast-iron finish, coupled with complementary lids or handles made with Asian bamboo to add a touch of warmth. The Stelton Theo collection ranges from $42 for a cup with coaster to $170 for a teapot, from Bibliotek.
Ohleaf’s Flambe Glaze series combines the minimalist design style with natural materials to create a unique range of tableware that embraces imperfections resulting from the glazing process. Prices start from $20 for a Flambe Glaze teacup.