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Whatever the occasion, the perfect tableware ingredients set the scene for a memorable event. From lazy Sunday brunches to elegant formal dinner parties, relaxed kitchen suppers for two or children’s afternoon teas there is something to suit every occasion.
Never underestimate the effect of a crisp, white, linen table cloth as a starting point. Have fun playing with patterns and textures, invest in good-quality candles and use local, seasonal flowers and foliage generously. For versatile designs in a palette of earthy colours, lovely glasses, dramatic serving dishes and super-soft linen for sophisticated but relaxed dining Neptune home accessories (https://www.neptune.com/home-accessories/tabletop) has everything you need.
Talking Tables (http://www.talkingtables.co.uk) has an excellent selection of elegant designs that belie their usual paper plate contemporaries – the perfect way to try out a scheme or nod to a theme without having to spend a fortune.
Jo Malone London (http://www.jomalone.co.uk) does an exquisite range of delicious candles in different sizes that can be combined to create your own signature scent or used individually to wonderful effect.
For fun party decorations and children’s parties, Meri Meri (http://www.shopmerimeri.co.uk) is the place to go. Be warned, the collection includes things you never knew you needed but will find it hard to live without.
Article by Louisa Parker Bowles