Welcome to the first post in our new “Living Stylish” section on the blog.
The idea for Living Stylish was conceived a few months ago while we were brainstorming ideas for the Style Club Magazine. We had already started to include some of our favourite recipes, which had gone down well and we believe that style extends beyond what you wear into your home too. Going forward we will be including homewares, favourite places and experiences that we have tried and tested and feel happy recommending to you. I hope you love this new section of the blog and would love your feedback and input. So if there is something you would like to see featured in Living Stylish, or if you have any brilliant tips or recommended products you would like to share, let us know.
We thought December with all of the preparation for the Festive Season was a great time to start and our first post is all about the Christmas table. As we feature colour so much on Looking Stylish, we thought table settings to suit either warm or cool skin tones would be a fun first post.
Styling the Christmas Table
Christmas Day for me is spent at home with my husband and daughters and 3 good friends. One of my favourite parts of entertaining is creating a beautiful table. I always feature reds and golds to suit my warm colouring.
My table is dressed with items I have collected over the years that are no longer available. So below I have found some similar items in warm tones like mine or alternative cool tones. The china is from Villeroy and Bosch, bought buy friends and family when we got married and still going strong. The little pots of red and gold baubles hold the place names of the guests – although we all sit in the same seats each year!
A table runner in rich festive colours makes the whole room feel warmer and more opulent. The crystal champagne flutes were also wedding gifts, along with white and red wine glasses from Marks and Spencer. The red crystal glasses are treasured and have a beautiful matching decanter. They were bought by my parents in Poland when I was a child. I think mixing in treasured items with new finds makes the table even more special.
Finally the centrepiece. Most years made by my Mum, she is brilliant at floral decorations and all I need to add is a red or gold candle. I light candles and spread them around the room to give it a warm glow.
This year I have found a few new items I would like to add, including these gorgeous little baubles for the wine glasses. Each person has a colour and then if there are several glasses left together you know which one is yours.
Here is a selection of tableware and accessories in warm colours:
Here is a selection of tableware and accessories in cool colours:
And some of our favourite Christmas candles:
Let us know what you think about the new Living Stylish category. Next week we will be bringing you gift wrapping ideas as last year’s post was one of our most popular.