Style // Tips for Dining In with Habitat {AD}

December 19, 2019

Dining Table

AD - In collaboration with Habitat.

We’ve always loved hosting, but now that we have a baby, it’s been even more of a reason to have people over. There’s no stressing about rushing home for her bedtime or worrying if we’ll create a scene in a restaurant, and it doesn’t have to be a fancy dinner that you’ve slaved over all day, it’s just getting people together for a big brunch or early dinner {and other adult company has become even more important since having a baby}. I always think that we have to eat and cook regardless so we might as well enjoy the company! Having people over for dinner means that you can go a little fancy on the table, even if it’s an easy dinner {Jamie’s Green Mac and Cheese is our go to right now}. I’ve always loved setting the table, at Christmas especially! But year round it’s really nice to make a little effort that goes a long way for any occasion.

I’ve put together this blog post in case you were looking for some inspiration. This would work throughout the year, you can just up or reduce the eucalyptus/greenery depending on the time of year and add in a couple of seasonal touches like crackers at Christmas time, maybe fresh flowers with some colour for the spring/summer or dot some mini white pumpkins in for autumn.

Habitat Setting the Table

I started with a blank canvas, Ben made our dining table but you can find some great dining options, including chairs and sociable benches, on Habitat’s website here . The basis of this set up comes from the pink, gold and green – pretty much three of my very favourite colours which happen to work so well together. I’m OBSESSED with this beautiful pink dinner set called the Nona range, you can find it online with the dinner sets here which inspired the rest of this table. You can buy it as a twelve piece dinner set with four dinner plates, four pasta bowls and four cereal bowls. I love the raised edges on the plates and the semi matt finish means that it feels relaxed for having friends over but the colour speaks for itself {and I think looks SO good next to the gold!}. It’s made in Portugal but crucially, it’s dishwasher and microwave safe. The cutlery is called the Turini range, which I adore, it’s contemporary with a simple design to match any style or occasion but makes any dinner feel a bit more luxurious when gathering people around the table. It ties in well with the candle sticks, gorgeous marble and gold rings {the Marsden range} to add some height to the table with pillar candles without blocking too many faces out.

Eucalyptus table

Gold cutlery pink tableware

Simple scandi christmas table

Gold green pink tablescape

Tableware Habitat Dining

Christmas entertaining scandi style

pink and gold table

For drinks I’ve gone for both fancy champagne coupes {Athena}, because they make every table feel that bit more special than regular flutes, and ribbed everyday tumblers {the Dora range}. Plus a big jug for water, it saves people having to get up and down.

champagne coups

habitat gold candle holder

I added a couple of glass vases at each end which you could fill with dried {a single hydrangea stem might look nice} or fresh flowers and then finished everything with some simple sprigs of greenery running down the centre, and on top of each place setting. Eucalyptus goes with everything, it smells amazing, and you can get a huge bunch for a £5 from local markets. But you could always have a rummage to see what you’ve got in the garden, maybe use sprigs of rosemary, olive branches or bay? Lastly, I’d add some napkins to finish it all off.

setting the table for christmas

I really love this range and can’t wait to use it throughout the year for effortless, yet fancy looking, entertaining.

You can find more on Habitat's website here.

R <3 xx

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