You may not be quite ready to start wearing next season’s fashions but you can take inspiration from them. Here’s our guide to using some of the hottest upcoming trends to inspire your table settings, ensuring your dinner parties are the most stylish around.
Pink is going to be big in autumn/winter; whether it’s bubblegum, candyfloss, coral or salmon. Mulberry, Topshop Unique, Jonathan Saunders and Roksanda Ilinic all sent down models down the runway in various rosy hues during London fashion week, often teamed with black or grey to stop it looking too girly. If you want to bring a touch of pink to your dinner table, why not try this Katie Alice Cupcake Couture Afternoon Tea Set? Pink flowers as a centrepiece or a bold pink tablecloth would also help any table stand out.
Flower power will be alive and well in autumn and winter, with Erdem and Dolce and Gabbana showing that florals aren’t just for spring. The Katie Alice Collection is the perfect way to bring some floral fun into your home, regardless of the season, and includes tablecloths, cake stands, placemats and crockery. The Scarlet Posy pieces truly embrace the darker florals trend seen at Erdem.
Mad for Monochrome
Simple and elegant black and white is a classic look and is easy to recreate in your own home. Simple white crockery against a black tablecloth will lend a dramatic air to the table, or you can choose a black and white patterned ceramics such as this Badda Collection.
It’s all about the details
Feathers, flowers, beads and lace, in fact any kind of embellishment, are set to be common sights on clothing in the coming months and you may want to consider adding the same level of detail to your table settings. Peacock feathers and flowers in vases, lace-trimmed napkins or table mats and a scattering of beads down the centre of table will help create a glamorous atmosphere. The V&A Wild Flowers Collection adds beautiful detail to your table in a contemporary way.
Stella McCartney, Zara and Topshop all feature tartan pieces in their autumn/winter collections and you can use the print to add a cosy, warm feel to your table. Katie Alice’sHighland Fling collection combines tartan with autumnal florals, while natural weave placemats on top of a tartan tablecloth is a great rustic look.
Bigger is better when it comes to coats and bags this autumn/winter, and we are sure your dinner guests would love it if you adopted the same motto. Think large serving trays heaped with food and statement wine glasses which are a table decoration in themselves. Serve your guests on this beautifully rusticGourmet Cheese Serving Plate for added impact!