Top tips for dining table style

Professional home interiors stylist, Clare Southcombe-Holmes – founder of Scandi designer outlet No 64 Biscuit House – has some great tips for entertaining at home… how to make your dinner table look classically stylish not cluttered.

  • Create a centrepiece with candles to match the season with rich oranges, surround them with a bed of green moss (easy to get from the garden or florists), mix different size candles with different heights, colours and shapes.Try placing them on a rustic iron tray, a piece of slate or a piece of wood (if going for the wood option, sit the candles in individual dishes so they don’t fall over)
  • Make a display of succulents planted in a rustic box, a shallow edged tray or upcycled/vintage tin tray or box. Plant the succulents leaving space for white candles of varying heights in the centre of the pot. Fill the gaps in between the plants with moss for the finishing touch.
  • Cut a long piece of natural linen and place it down the centre of the table (if the table is a rectangle).Put a good number of collected glass jars in different heights, patterns and shapes on the table, grouping them together in the middle of the table. Add a single flower or piece of greenery to each one to create a stunning floral centrepiece.
Left to right – handmade glass/iron lantern (large) £75.50, handmade artificial succulent 9cm £11.50, set of three Malina lanterns £42.00