Feast your eyes on these Insta-worthy table-setting themes that are perfect for all occasions, from an intimate dinner for two to an elegant afternoon tea with friends. Here are 5 different looks you can do with your dining setting!
Black & White
Inspired by the look of colonial bungalows in Singapore, this theme is as easy to recreate as it is pretty to behold. Dress it up with a touch of greenery for a softer feel.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Small plates with stripes/bows and gold rim, $48 each; Medium plates with polkadots/ stars, $22.95 each; Large plates with polka-dots/ grid lines, $29.95 each; cups, $28 each; milk jugs, $28 each; cake stand with gold rim, $128; serving board with harlequin print, $58, Small cake stand, $118; and teapot, $79.95, from Danovel. Bitossi Italy Retro four-piece cutlery set, $105.90 for two sets, from Lovera Collections. Medium glass vases, and drinking glasses, prices unavailable, from Egg3. All other props, stylist’s own unless stated.
In the Mood for Love
Impress your date with a luxurious setting of royal blue. Ornate details evoke a sense of opulence and decadence to create a romantic aura. Give it a try if you’re planning a V-day dinner for two.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Bitossi Italy Retro four-piece cutlery set, $105.90 for two sets; Bitossi Italy Romantic stone dinner plate, $20.90; Grammah dinner plate with shell details, $17.90; and Polygon matte rice bowl, $6.50; from Lovera Collections. Wine glass, price unavailable, and ceramic vase, $115, from Egg3. Parrot wallpaper, price unavailable, and ceramic board with stripes and gold detail, $58, from Danovel.
A Splash of Colour
Getting everyone over for a Sunday brunch? Add some pizzazz to your table with a contrasting palette of yellow and turquoise. Don’t forget the finishing touch: a flask full of lemonade.
BOTTOM COLUMN, FROM LEFT Lux four-piece cutlery set, $37.90; Avery black and white dinner plate $18.90; Nihon turquoise salad plate, $15.90; Arrows mug, $14.90; Dainty Pop turquoise dinner plate, $18.90; Sparkle rice bowl, $8.90; Bitossi Italy Glamour yellow plate, $24.90; and Avery black and white salad plate $15.90. MIDDLE COLUMN, FROM LEFT Yellow rice bowl, $8; Elisa squirrel plate, $15.90; Yellow hedgehog mug, $11.90; Murals turquoise rectangle plate $38.90; serving bowl, $28.90; wooden serving board, $55.90; turquoise owl mug, $11.90; Elisa kitty plate, $15.90; and Scandi Mono pitcher, $32.90; all from Lovera Collections.
Pretty in Pink
This girlie hue is best complemented with frilly white crockery and bronze cutlery – perfect for afternoon tea with the girls.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Twig New York Blue Bird teacup and saucer set, $48.90; pink salad plate with gold rim, $15.90, matching soup bowl, $14.90; Parisienne matte four-piece cutlery set, $44.90; Scallop Lace dessert plate, $8.90; pink condiments dish with gold rim, $7.90; Diamond Cut-outs cake stand, $29.90; Twig New York Blue Bird teapot, $141.90; Bow Tie rectangle plate, $17.90; and Royal Lace dinner plate, $19.90; from Lovera Collections.
The Luxe Life
For that classically elegant vibe, you can’t go wrong with marble accents and matte finishes. Pops of colour like lavender and blue, and fresh details like ruffled edges keep the look modern.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Parisienne fourpiece cutlery set, $44.90; Minimalist matte coffee mug, $4.50; Ruffles matte plate and matching bowl, $20.90 each; Marble Effects dinner plate and matching oval plate, $19.90 each; and Ruffles matte oval plate, $15.90; from Lovera Collections. Pink vase, $47.50, and ceramic grey vase with gold detail, $115, from Egg3.