Monday, 8 February 2016

Valentines: A table for two

I make no apologies for the fact that this week the blog is having a valentines make over. Food, cocktails and table inspiration will all showcase to help you enjoy a special evening with your loved one, so keep an eye open if you're planning a quiet night at home this weekend.

I'll help you keep it simple and stylish this Valentines, starting with the essentials for creating a romantic table for two...

Want to stay away from the cliche red this valentines, how about dusky pink and mint with a gold twist. A gentle, romantic colour pallet, pulled together with flowers, tableware and candles. And, even if this isn't your favourite colour scheme the below five tips will help create a special table for two, no matter what.
































































- Table cloth or runner
A quick and simple way to add a little luxury to your meal, I love the grey runner pictured, it adds sophistication and grounds the otherwise feminine pallet.

- Flowers
Valentines wouldn't be the same without them and they create a statement centrepiece for your table without requiring too much work. Tip: Keep flowers below eye level so you can hold a conversation over dinner.

- Candles
Use a mixture of tall candlesticks to create height, I have a gold set which would look at home with this scheme, and smaller tea lights and candles to create a soft glow. Remember, in design we work in odd numbers, 3,5,7. The same rule applies here, trust me, you'll make an impact with absolutely no fuss.

- Napkins
Go the extra mile this Valentines and add something special to your napkins. A pretty napkin ring, ribbons or a sprig of rosemary... And if you've got the extra time, two sprigs of rosemary joined together will make a fragrant heart.

- Set the table
Obvious, perhaps but set the table for two... plates, cutlery and glasses and you will have a complete table for two this Valentines. Enjoy!

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