Christmas table settings

It’s time to clamber into the loft to blow the dust off last years decorations, or perhaps this year, treat yourself to some new ones?  And if it’s inspiration you are after then feast your eyes on these beautiful Christmas table settings, you will be hard pushed to distinguish between high-end and high street…

Occa Christmas 2014For a simple and modern look, combine an ice white tablecloth with pretty cream and green flowers.  Make the eye travel along the table with a festive ivy centerpiece: Luxe Christmas by Occa-Home

This Modern Country scheme uses earthy coloured linens with slate grey chinaware and pale wooden candelabras.  Add extra Christmas sparkle with little copper votives. Image: Chic Christmas by  Occa-Home


Dress your table with colour of the moment ‘blue’, keep the look contemporary by accessorising with a mix of glass and silver decorations, finish off with tall silver candelabras for height and drama. Table setting by Sainsbury’s.


For a more vintage feel, combine distressed wood with pretty patterned ceramics, use glistening gold for the decorative pieces.  Setting by Amara


Create a Luxe look with ‘on trend’ metals including brass, silver and copper. Create tall and interesting displays by using decorative bell domes and festive filled cake stands.  Table setting: Marks and Spencer


Simply Scandi; this ever popular look combines classic red and white hues teamed with rustic touches such as wooden candle holders, pine cones and woodland decorations. Table setting: Sainsbury’s


Highland Fling, a homely trend using tartan style textiles and decorations with green garden foliage. Compliment the set-up with pale grey pottery, table by Marks and Spencer

Hydrangeas are the perfect ccenterpiece for a grand table setting, use the flower colours for the baubles, table by Marks and Spencer


Dark and dramatic, perfect for a festive feast. Add sparkle to the rich tablecloth with crackle glaze candle holders and crystal wine glasses,  decorate the long table with eucalyptus to bring the look alive.  Table setting by BHS


White tableware teamed with a faded linen textiles, oozes sophistication, perfect for a grown-up Christmas feast.Table by Debenhams

Stick to silver and white for an elegant setting, the trick is to add an abundance of candles for a warm Christmas glow. Table setting by Marks and Spencer


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She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.