Easter Dinner Party | real living magazine
Easter Dinner Party
as seen in real living magazine
Amart Furniture is excited to partner with real living stylist Jackie Brown to bring you the latest looks for your home with the Smart Styling series. In the April edition, Jackie demonstrates how you can create a contemporary Easter dinner party. On this page you'll find the products Jackie used to create the stunning look you see above.
Keen to create your own contemporary Easter dinner party? Jackie says the first thing you need for a contemporary dinner party is a fabulous dining table as your feature centrepiece. Accompany it with stylish and comfortable chairs; the type that will make your guests relax and settle in for great food and conversation. Jackie has achieved the contemporary feel here by teaming the timber-style Silverwood dining table with the super cool Glebe dining chairs in black.
Beyond the dining setting, Jackie suggests a sideboard or buffet is an important piece to have in the room. For this look, Jackie has used the Silverwood buffet. Not only can you use it as storage for your dinnerware or wine, you can also use it as a serving area, or simply a space to display a beautiful Easter dessert.
To continue the contemporary look, Jackie likes to keep the table setting casual with a stack of plates and a bundle of cutlery, rather than traditional individual place settings as this gets people to interact as they pass the dinnerware around. Jackie also suggests positioning the food along the table and allowing guests help themselves to bring a more casual and relaxed feel to the affair.
Turn your beautifully presented food into décor! Jackie suggests filling glass vessels, platters, cake stands, and bowls with an assortment of delicious treats; vary the heights to create a landscape that leads your eye around the space. Of course, no dinner party is complete without candles, but you don’t have to put them in the centre of the table. In this look, Jackie has placed them on the buffet so they will case that lovely glow without getting in the way of the food.
Jackie's top tips for decorating for a dinner party on a budget:
- Bowls of fruit, nuts, and other little snacks are an affordable way to add colour and decorative interest to the table
- Don’t use a tablecloth – a bare table is more modern – but do use fabric napkins for that ‘special occasion’ feel.
- Create a vignette on the buffet with artworks, flowers, and candles in a colour scheme that goes with your table setting.