We designed and styled our own Christmas table at the NW3 Showroom
to show you how easy it is to create a spectacular setting for the festive seasons.
Writing down our top tips and where to get inspiration from, we came up with a definitive and simple check list to help you design your dream Christmas table.
Deciding to make it as easy as possible, meant finding local artisans and luxury suppliers as well as keeping it to a maximum of 5 suppliers. Sourcing from local suppliers means you’re supporting the little people, or smaller companies over the winter seasons and it also means you only have to go as far as Hampstead High-street! Making the experience a lot less stressful thus a lot more enjoyable, for everyone – which is what Christmas is really about!
If you’d wish to support your local NW3 Interior girls, all of the pieces from our Christmas table are also available directly from us. So if you fancy anything in the pictures, contact one of the team to discuss.
Choose your style
Discover one style and run with it – whether it’s minimalist, modernist or culturally inspired. Find a theme you enjoy and don’t be tempted to deviate! Go to Pinterest for inspiration and decide a layout (I sketch these first) and colour palette before you buy anything. This can help prevent you ending up with a sparse or crowded table and should also mean you don’t impulse buy. In terms of trends, this year, we’re seeing lots of rich reds, strong blues and bold brass.
China and glassware
To compliment the oriental interiors at our showroom, we enjoyed using a local brand; Richard Brendon who hand makes the Willow collection (pictured) with bone china in Stoke-On-Trent. It features a lovely Asian motif and a 22 carat gold plate-edge detail, adding a bit of glamour to a timeless design. The company’s crystal glassware, meanwhile, is mouth-blown and reflects candle light beautifully around the table, creating that perfect Christmas sparkle.
We’re very lucky to have our own Borough Kitchen shop in Hampstead Hight Street, offering a vast range of festive accessories and useful utensils.
I’m always greeted with a friendly face and super service, and it’s where I source a lot of my kitchenware, napkins and cooker pans. You must pop and see their list of cooking workshops too – there’s everything from a Chinese dumplings class to a chutney making session. They make for great Christmas gifts!
This year I’ve bought our Christmas crackers from my favourite beauty boutique, SpaceNK on Hampstead High Street. The wonderful selection of mini beauty treats inside keeps everyone happy, even my dad! And they look pretty fantastic too.
The red marble table pictured is from Knoll’s new collection and sits strong in our showroom, creating a stunning base to complement the festive tableware.
Polish off the table decor with pretty candle holders and stands to create a warm and cosy space with an ambient glow.
Finally, sit back, relax and enjoy some wonderful festive food and conversation with family and friends.