Helena’s Table: Taking Inspiration from Jenni for NYE

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Happy new year! 2016 is here and we’re bursting with creative ideas to show you. We’re kicking off the year with something a little different: a Jenni’s Table-inspired look from our photographer Helena! The rest of this post is in Helena’s words…

‘I’ve spent the past year photographing Jenni’s fantastically creative tablescapes, and it seems that I’ve been absorbing some tips and tricks along the way! During our shoots, I look on as Jenni playfully combines seemingly disparate objects from all over her house to create her displays. I took a leaf from Jenni’s book for my own New Year’s Eve party.’ Continue reading

Jenni’s Table x Roger la Borde: A Christmas Lunch Party

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For this blog post, you’ll be joining the Roger la Borde team for our annual Christmas lunch! It’s great fun when my day-to-day life as Creative Director of Roger la Borde overlaps with what we do here on Jenni’s Table.

While many of our posts feature decorating ideas and vignettes we’ve styled up for you, this post features a real party in action, complete with table decorations, food and drinks…and friends! For our party of 15, I kept things simple and colourful. With a magenta table runner as a backdrop, I added clusters of pink and white flowerheads and sprigs of festive red berries. Lots of tall candles and brightly coloured glassware made the table feel rich and warm, while a handful of sparkling Christmas tree ornaments sealed the deal. Continue reading

‘Tis the Season: Salt-Snow and Succulents!

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Today’s tablescape is thoroughly festive, but it’s also refreshingly unconventional. Sparkling salt crystals, Cactus Christmas ‘trees’ and cotton snowballs, anyone? Oh, and don’t forget the velvet stag!

I love decorating for Christmas, but this year I wanted to step away from my usual favourites: Golds, jewel tones, and earthy, woodland themes. I went to Columbia Road Flower Market for inspiration, and found plenty of it! There were large trays of cute little cacti – twenty pots of them – selling for just ten pounds: Perfect!  I also bought a few larger potted succulents, and several bunches of cotton…which got me thinking about snow. Several containers of table salt and glass animal baubles later, and this tablescape came to life. Read on for my tips for making your own display. Continue reading

A Jewel Toned Festive Spread

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Christmas day is nearly here! I’m guessing that many of us are still hurrying about, making final (or not so final) preparations for the big day. Today’s post is for anyone looking for a simple and easy way to make Christmas dinner feel gorgeous and special – in other words, all of us!  I’ve got lots of tips for creating your own dramatic and luxurious tablescape using jewel tones and golden elements. Continue reading

Shiny Rugs and Christmas Dinners: A Gleaming Festive Feast.

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First things first: This post was inspired by a rug.

In particular, a white and silver cowhide rug from my living room floor. It caught my eye while I was laying a table for a pre-Christmas dinner, and I immediately took everything off the table and started again with the rug as the tablecloth. (Why not? Give it a good Hoover and a spritz if you feel it’s too mucky!) The richness of the rug gave me visions of a medieval feast, so I piled on logs, greenery, candles and shimmering metallic elements until the tablescape was transformed into a regal festive scene. Don’t let this frighten you – it’s surprisingly easy to recreate (with or without a cowhide rug). Continue reading