Table Talk

If ever you need an excuse to add a bit of decadence to your interior then Christmas is your answer. Festive touches to the home can reach far beyond a piece of dog-eared tinsel draped over the mantelpiece and you can really go to town with your décor at this time of year.

With eating and drinking the cornerstone of celebrations it’s the ideal time to invest in some stylish accessories to help you set the scene this Christmas. The new tableware range from Rose & Grey strikes the perfect balance by adding an elegant yet simple festive feel to your dining table. Set the scene with crisp white linens and let the accessories, such as the glamorous gold cutlery and zinc star garlands, shine.

Extend the understated look to crockery and glasses to allow the food and drink do the talking. Classy yet durable glassware is a must for drinks parties (we all know that breakages can happen!) so I love the rustic chunky-stemmed glasses in the Charente range, which is made in La Rochelle, France.  

If it’s your turn to go to a festive soirée then there are plenty ideas for hostess gifts that are a bit more interesting and thoughtful than a bottle of wine although I’m sure that would be appreciated as well! A gift that relates to the event is always a nice touch so the hammered metal bowls and brass cocktail forks would be my top present picks.