Achingly Stylish Christmas Table Décor from Florence & Vera
As you know, we STILL BELIEVE in the festive power of Christmas 2020 to cheer us all up, despite what a tough year it has been. And we knew we could rely on the lovely Kate from award-winning event planning and styling service, Florence & Vera Events, to feel the same way.
Now, if this were a normal year, Kate and I would have worked together on countless chic and stylish weddings – creating romantic stories and an effortlessly chic atmosphere for so many happy couples. But alas, we haven’t been able to. So, coming together to work on the shoot for my *NEW* Christmas range and for her to share these gorgeous Christmas styling tips for THE most delicious festive table, has been a creative treat.
So, sit back, relax and immerse yourself in Kate’s exquisite taste and style…
Christmas TABLE Styling Tips
Wow, 2020! What! A! Year! It’s definitely a memorable one, that’s for sure, and this Christmas will be like no other. Here are my top tips for hitting those festive styling notes:
GO BIG OR GO .... well, it can only be HOME, can’t it?!
If this Christmas is going to be limited to smaller numbers, then go all out on the decor because ....why not? Think voluminous, spectacular garlands to line the table, magnificent centrepieces or festive floral delights in abundance. Deck the table with boughs (and boughs and boughs) of Christmas! Heaps of foliage, decadent displays or stylish dried floral pieces- make a real impact with one of these!
An Eye for Detail
Details are going to be so relevant this year and so they should be! We should make the Christmas vibe as joyous as possible and intricate details are always so personal and a sheer delight. Take the tablescape to a new level by including hired sets of beautiful crockery, glassware and cutlery, maybe with gold or brass tones or embrace the hygge feel and incorporate some white, beige or natural hand-dyed napkins to adorn your festive plate! Incorporate LOTS of candles too. Candlelight has a naturally warming effect and provides the most intimate, cosy atmosphere. Maybe use a collection of muted, tonal colours to emphasise the floral ingredients and allow those more individual, vibrant colours to pop.
Include a colourful, decorative, merry cocktail aperitif or a new signature family dish. Perhaps celebrate and embrace this Christmas by creating a new tipple or dish and host a cocktail competition over Zoom with your extended family members! It’ll be an injection of fun and something to mark the festive occasion!
Make Your Wreath Multi-Purpose
One traditional way to mark this time of year, is to hang a stunning, seasonal wreath. I LOVE the fresh, Nordic aromas these compositions bring to the home and they are such a sustainable way to decorate. What a way to tantalise the senses, through the smells, the opulence, and the memories - if you make it yourself. Simply divine! Why not use a DIY Kit at home (a great way to show support for local business) and include them inside the house too! They make incredible wall or hanging decor and allow you to embrace your creativity- a true tonic for the soul. You could even lay the wreath flat on the Christmas table for a unique and festive centrepiece. It would look spectacular as the base of your grand finale Christmas Cake. Or perhaps add it to your Christmas drinks trolley to make it feel extra special and Insta-worthy.
Embrace the Uniqueness of 2020
Take some time to remember and mark this truly unforgettable 2020. Perhaps include some sustainable and locally sourced stationary on recycled paper, showing name places, menus or even a bespoke Christmas illustration as a keepsake. Or how about beautiful ceramic baubles as Christmas table as favours, that are personalised for this year. You could tackle this yourself as a festive craft project or purchase online as another way to support some glorious, local, independent businesses. One of my absolute faves has to be the increasingly voguish dried floral displays. They are a must-have trend and are so durable they last for years, so would be a fantastic way to mark Christmas 2020.
After a year of true uncertainty and a rollercoaster of emotion, I’m sending the biggest wish of happiness and health, from mine to yours this festive season.
All my love, Kate
Thank you Kate for those gorgeous top table tips. If you’ve been inspired, head over to my online shop now to shop my stunning Christmas range.