Have you planned your table settings for Christmas yet? If you haven’t, maybe you are in for some inspiration.
This year, my table setting is in soft grey, white, black with a touch of green and I’ve used the beautiful Spode Pure Morris tableware which can be mixed and matched.
William Morris designs are timeless. His work can be admired at the William Morris gallery in East London and earlier this year, H&M released a beautiful collection bearing his prints (there are some pieces left here).
My aim was to bring together William Morris’ classic designs and a modern, table setting to create an inviting and beautiful Christmas dinner table.
If you already have plain white plates at home, these are perfect to complement your existing tableware.
I also added these beautiful Droplet red wine glasses which I love. I’m not sure the picture does any justice to how stylish they are. They would make a great present!
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” William Morris
Tablecloth & napkins
I then designed a Christmas menu in Photoshop using a mix of modern and classic typefaces. For the sake of branding, I’ve made mine my menu title: CHRISTMAS MENU with Portmeirion but I’ve designed one especially for you that says with love. You can download it to print it here and then handwrite your menu.
To complement my palette of soft grey and white, I added a few black accessories like this beautiful black cutlery available from H&M Home.
My beautiful black Japanese apron is from Cultiver.
To keep things simple, I cut plants from our garden and use a mix of Olive tree branches, Rosemary and Lavender. They all look beautiful together and fit perfectly in my stoneware vases from H&M. I think mine are now sold out but this one would work too.
I had lots of fun styling this Christmas table and I hope you it will provide you with some kind of inspiration if you were thinking along those lines.
Pure Morris tableware from Spode
Droplet wine glasses from Portmeirion
Black knives, black forks, black spoons and black teaspoons from H&M
Stonewashed linen tablecloth, napkins and apron from Cultiver
Java pendant light from Made
Styling & photography: Karine Köng Photography