Tableware by Astier de Villatte, L’Objet and Mepra forms a base table setting
Step 1: Start with a base setting
First, think about your colour scheme of your base setting pieces – tablecloth, dinnerware, cutlery and napkins. While red is always a Christmas classic, unexpected hues like deep blues and greys with gilded touches can make for a dramatic and moody starting point. When it comes to cutlery, only set what you need for the meal ahead – if you’re not serving soup, don’t put out soup spoons. Finally, accent your napkins with fresh flourishes that match with your table’s focal points.