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Lay a simple table to enjoy

01 January 2016

Homeowner Mona loves to invite friends over for brunch. ‘It’s a chance to share food and time together and for me to get a little creative with my table settings. The small details like candles and flowers, make our time at the table feel special and worth lingering over.’ This year, why not try your own #littlethings at the table?

Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting Mona’s relaxed yet inviting dining room with a seasonal central table setting
A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties A seasonal dining centrepiece perfect for winter dinner parties

Arrange a seasonal centrepiece

If you have lots of guests, try placing a single tray at the centre – easy to set up and clear away afterwards – instead of individually personalised settings. ‘If it’s too early in the year for spring blooms I like to use ferns, eucalyptus leaves or thistles,’ says Mona. ‘On gloomy days, I add additional candles to make it extra cosy and welcoming.’

A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany A portrait of Mona, blogger, Germany

‘I cherish the ritual of setting the table. It makes me look forward to good company and good conversation’ 

Mona, blogger, Germany

Made by

Photography: Michael Sinclair
Styling: Ashlyn Gibson