Holiday Dining By Greer Krige
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Greer's expert advice on How to Set a Festive Table:
1. As always - layering is vital. Begin with a base - table cloth or tabletop - wood etc. Build up with placements, a runner, underplates, napkins, crockery, cutlery, glassware and striking centerpieces.
2. Be creative with the centerpiece. We all love a good bouquet; however, centerpieces need not be floral. Consider a glass bowl with bright fruit like granny smith apples, lemons, oranges, pinecones or a bowl of metallic Christmas tree baubles, a branch decorated with festive ornaments or spray-painted gold for a Midas touch.
3. Let it shine. Lighting should be soft and subtle; warmer toned incandescent is more flattering. Candles emit incandescent light, which is great for ambience. They are available in various shapes and sizes, it's best to avoid strongly scented candles for the table, as they can overpower the food. You don't need your aged Bordeaux tasting like pinecones.
4. Personal touches. Be creative and add personal, finishing touches to your table. Tie ribbon or twine around the napkins and thread in tiny ornaments, seedpods, sprigs of rosemary or lavender etc.
Scroll down to see Greer's top 3 colour palettes and table décor styles for this season:
A combination of shades of rich russet, olive green, amber and ochre and grounding black pulling all together.
Bright and bold epitomized by classic floral elements and of course, copious amounts of flowers, potted plants, bowls of bright fruits as centerpieces are essential. This look is always typified by 'more is more'- over the top combinations of colour and pattern.
Shades of Greige
A softer take on the typical monochrome classic combo of black and white by introducing tones of beige and grey – greige- which are variations of black and white.