The Easter weekend is the perfect time to gather family and friends for a celebratory feast – and to welcome in the warmth of spring.
Ensuring you have the perfect dining space is key for any feasting spectacular, and the starting point for this – aside from the feast itself – will always be your dining table, chairs and table setting.
Create a fresh, springtime feel by incorporating elements of natural wood and rattan; this would work perfectly in a conservatory space, but equally well in any dining room.
The Zanzibar Dining range is full of rustic charm, crafted from reclaimed teak for a finish that’s warm and stylish. The range includes dining tables and sideboards, and we love the fact that you can mix and match chairs – including cane versions – with benches for a truly versatile seating arrangement.
A particular favourite of ours is the Wine Cabinet; it’s the perfect place to keep your collection, with two handy drawers for storage.
Ensure dining rooms are bright and light with a refreshing white or pastel wall colour, and if your dining room is small, a large mirror will add the illusion of space, bouncing light back into the room.
This Arch Mirror with a cream finish is a wonderful piece that would work well either hung on the wall or propped up on a dresser; it’s a piece that will never go out of style.
Opt for a set of simple tableware such as these Indigo Drop Dinner and Side Plates, for a hint of bright blue in your table setting. These plates would also look great shown off in the display cabinet from the Zanzibar range.
Bring the outdoors in with a beautiful bunch of spring flowers for your table centrepiece, housed in a pair of Recycled Glass Bud Vases which were made for early spring stems or single roses.
Once your feast is underway, passing the cheese round with the ‘Help Yourself’ slate board would be a super way to end any meal; the grey stencilled words ‘Help Yourself’ will invite your guests to dive in while the rustic jute handles will act as a cushion against the top of the table.
Getting the lighting right is particularly important in a dining room when it comes to evening dinner parties, where you need sufficient light to allow your diners to eat comfortably, but enough mood lighting to help create an atmosphere conducive to intimate conversation.
Add a contemporary twist with this Burnished Copper Ceiling Light; this piece certainly makes a statement and will focus the light down onto your dining table.
Really, all you need after that is some grateful guests to enjoy your scrumptious surroundings– and of course a lovely meal.