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Home visit: create a tropical table setting

Set a summery table with plants and exotic fruit, coordinated with coloured dinnerware and natural wood, to bring the season’s sunshine feeling indoors.

Fruit and yoghurt served on a table setting with large leaves, wooden boards and green dinnerware.
Fruit and yoghurt served on a table setting with large leaves, wooden boards and green dinnerware.

1. Create a base Artificial monstera leaves are large enough to act as impressive placemats, while faux fern will soften the overall feel. Keep it minimal with just a couple of leaves or go big and exaggerate the look!

2. Coordinate the colours For a look that’s playful, not childish, stick to plain crockery in a soft, pastel colour to help direct focus to the plants and flowers.

3. Think about finishing touches Boost the greenery with a sprinkling of herbs over food and to flavour water. Pull the look together with coloured glassware.

4. Include natural materials Wooden boards aren’t just for chopping and slicing. Use the warmth of the wood to add colour and texture to the table, and create a striking centrepiece by displaying tropical fruits.

5. Show off your passion and play around with plants. ‘I love bringing the outside in and I do that with plants,’ says Miriam. ‘I live in my own small jungle; it’s how I connect with nature.’

    Try it yourself Watch Miriam’s table turn tropical!

    Made by
    Interior designer: Ashlyn Gibson
    Photographer: Benjamin Edwards