Designer-approved tips for an Easter celebration to remember …
Irish event planner Maria Reidy knows that to create a beautiful tablescape you don’t need a large sum of money or a huge stash of stemware. Working with seasonal flowers and a layered approach, she explains how to recreate two simply stunning Easter themes.
This tablescape features layers of candlelight, flowing linen, ceramic cabbageware-style plates and natural rattan placemats. Spring blooms in our Jaipur vases complete the look.
The design is all about layers and I find it to be the most successful way to approach creating a dramatic tablescape. I have layered different Bordallo cabbageware plates and bowls in greens and blues against a simple white linen table cloth. The white linen napkins are tied with a flourish of green velvet ribbon, which of course can be used as a hair ribbon too. A salt bowl from our cabbageware range is placed at each setting and is the perfect placement for some small eggs from Butler’s Chocolates.
Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Egg with six mini hazelnut praline eggs, €12.50
I love coloured glassware: these green glasses spell spring. The tulip tealight holders match the tulips on the table perfectly. As for menu ideas, I always suggest a sharing platter of the best Irish charcuterie and cheeses to start. Why not finish with a beautiful tray of Butler’s Chocolate Easter Eggs arranged on a bed of moss and decorated with spring florals?
Perfect for a casual spring brunch this modern tablescape features natural elements, simple blooms, napkin pockets and bright colour pops.
Easy to recreate, when designing this table, I wanted to bring fun and colour to the table – with pops of yellow via the tapered candles and also the checkered napkins. Our striped plateware also emphasises the casual feel. Arranging individual stems in bud vases, which weave their way down the centre of table, completes the look.
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