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Little thing: set a summery table

01 July 2016

Add some colour and fun to mealtimes this season with simple table-setting ideas, such as wedding planner Hellen’s. ‘Small details can make even an everyday family dinner feel like something to celebrate,’ she says.

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Say it with flowers


’I love fresh blooms and I like to find different ways to use them,’ says Hellen. ‘Creating a setting with them takes a bit of time, but it makes everyone feel special. Because of my work as a wedding planner, we often have leftover bouquets, but you can just as easily buy or pick a few.’

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‘Our colour palette at home is from our wedding – white, black and blue. Setting the table in the same tones looks and feels harmonious’

Hellen, wedding planner, Singapore

Mix and match

‘Sticking to a simple colour palette frees you up to have fun with patterns,’ says Hellen. ‘I’ve always been drawn to graphic prints and enjoy playing around with different combinations, using plain-coloured plates to break up the layers.’

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‘I work from home, so for me, setting the dinner table is a ritual I enjoy. It separates work time from family time and allows me to be creative in small ways’

Hellen

Made by

Photography: Lina Ikse
Styling: Ashlyn Gibson

Follow Hellen at welovelaughkiss.wordpress.com