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Australian House & Garden Magazine|December 2021
With long-awaited gatherings on the agenda, the dining table will play a starring role. Here are some ideas to add sparkle to your special occasion.
Sophie Wilson

PLACE SETTINGS Crest stoneware bowls, $12.95 each, Freedom. Vera Wang ‘Blanc Sur Blanc’ fine bone china soup bowls, $69.95 each, Wedgwood. Linen napkins, $45/set of 4, In Bed. Crest stoneware dinner plates, $14.95 each, Freedom. Ralph Lauren Home ‘Wentworth’ gold-plated cutlery, $185/5-piece place setting, Palmer & Penn. Elegance Optic Belle crystalline Champagne coupes, $149/pair, Waterford Crystal. ACCESSORIES From left Bella candles, $35 each, Dawn taper candles, $8 each, and Gold brushed-brass candleholders, $45/set of 3, all Studio Billie. Linen tablecloth, $160, In Bed. St James dining chairs with bouclé upholstery, $455 each, Coco Republic. Angalypta ‘Dryden’ paintable wallpaper, $33/10m roll, Wallpaper Direct. Wainscoting painted Eggshell Acrylic in Almond White, $135/4L, Porter’s Paints. OPPOSITE Christie bone china rise-and-fall pendant, $1448, Dunlin. ON TABLE From left Mon Jules terracotta footed vase, $525, Love After Love. Linen napkin, $45/ set of 4, In Bed. Montmartre Macaron candles, $54.95 each, Glasshouse Fragrances. Arris fine bone china dinner plates, $99.95 each, Wedgwood. Cire Trudon ‘Madeleine’ taper candles, $39/set of 6, and brass-plated candelabra, $219, both Libertine Parfumerie. Jerry brass catch-all, $310, Greg Natale. Ambition ceramic vase, $1850, Janus et Cie. Frosted Pine Cone porcelain bauble, $69.95, Frosted Mistletoe baubles, $69.95 each, and Arris fine bone china 17cm plates, $69.95 each, all Wedgwood. Floristry Collection glass vases, $55 each, Parterre. Lismore Essence Champagne flute, $239/pair, and Lismore Classic toasting flute, $239/pair, both Waterford Crystal. Linen tablecloth in Rice, $100, Carlotta+Gee. Wall painted Eggshell Acrylic in Almond White, $135/4L, Porter’s Paints.

FRESH TAKE

The addition of fresh flowers and foliage will always enhance a table. White blooms are both elegant and versatile; even a delicate trail of greenery brings life to the party.

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