December 10, 2020 4 min read

For a little while there, it felt like 2020/21 would never end. Yet here we are starting to dream of hosting friends and family for Christmas. After such a strange time, we’re feeling the urge more than ever to create simple but beautiful festive moments, spent with our favourite people, soaking up all the things we have to be grateful for.

To help you do the same, we teamed up with the fabulously talented Lara from Honey Lane Event Planning & Design to create a Christmas look for each of our signature tablecloth prints. It was such a treat, and the results were spectacular.

Here we break down each of the looks and show you how to create a little magic with your table styling this Christmas.

Look #1: I’m dreaming of a Palm Mustard Christmas

This look is light, bright and oh so fresh. Using our Palm Mustard tablecloth, Lara created a white and gold wonderland that had us all saying, “Pass the champagne.”

But as Lara explains, this is a deceptively easy look to create at home. “When you break it down, this is quite a minimalistic Christmas tablescape that uses classic pieces that most people already own. There are no florals, the crockery is white and the glassware is traditional and clear.”

The key to nailing this look? “Gold cutlery,” says Lara. “It was once a rare find, but now it’s readily available and worth investing in – it really makes the look.”    

Palm Mustard Christmas style file:

  • No florals
  • Gold cutlery
  • Gold candle holders
  • White tapered candles
  • White crockery
  • White bonbons
  • Clear glassware
  • Gold wrapped chocolates
  • Beverage suggestion: champagne

 Tip: to create that extra-luxe dining experience at home, add a white charger plate under the main dinner plate.

Look #2: Rocking around the Aster Teal

If minimal isn’t your thing, fear not – the Aster Teal Christmas look is just what Santa ordered. When dreaming up this lusciously vibrant look, Lara had just one thought in her mind: More is more!

“After being so restricted, we felt like letting loose on this look. We filled the table with greenery, candles and a beautiful vibrant platter to really bring it to life,” she explains.

The key to achieving this look is layering. “For the place settings, we layered the entrée plate on top of the dinner plate, and placed an Aster Teal napkin in between them. We finished it off with a menu and silver cutlery layered on top.”

Pops of contrasting colour are hallmarks of this look. “We’re so lucky with all the fresh produce we have available in Australia at this time of year,” says Lara. “We wanted to celebrate that with this look, and the cut fruit makes an easy but eye-catching addition.”

Aster Teal Christmas style file:

  • Layer foliage down the centre of the table – no vases required. We used eucalypt cuttings.
  • Tealight candles
  • Silver cutlery
  • White crockery layered with napkins
  • Coloured glassware
  • Sparkly or feathered silver baubles
  • Fresh cut fruit
  • Overflowing cheese platter
  • Beverage suggestion: Aperol Spritz

Look #3: I saw Mommy kissing Terrazzo Blush

Hands up who thinks the traditional Christmas colour palette could do with a shake-up? We know pink is rarely associated with Christmas, but you know what? We really think it works!

“This look proves that Christmas doesn’t have to be red and green,” says Lara. “After styling the table with the Terrazzo Blush tablecloth and napkins, we fell in love!”

Lara says this look came together quite easily. “We used some simple florals and gorgeous soft pink and peach Christmas tree decorations,” she says. “We did use copper cutlery and pink glasses, but the table would look just as gorgeous with simple silver cutlery and delicate glass tumblers.” 

The finishing touch on this look? The reindeer! They seem to be in every store this year, and they’re a cute but affordable addition.

Terrazzo Blush Christmas style file:

  • White crockery
  • Gold or copper cutlery
  • Pink glassware
  • Pink or white taper candles
  • Florals and foliage in soft pinks, white and green
  • Fun feather Christmas decorations
  • Reindeer!
  • Beverage suggestion: sparking rosé

Look #4: Flora Bluewater all the way

She’s moody, sophisticated and just a little bit dramatic.⁠ When our Flora Bluewater Christmas look came together, there was a collective intake of breath.

Lara had late afternoon Christmas vibes in mind when creating this tablescape. “We complemented the smoky blue tones of the Flora Bluewater tablecloth with dark double plates, gold cutlery and a mix of different candle styles,” she explains.

This look is a show-stopper and will have everyone talking for days.

Flora Bluewater Christmas style file:

  • Layered dark crockery
  • Gold cutlery
  • Mix of black tapered and white tealight candles
  • Mix of candle and tealight holders in black, metallics and blue
  • Simple florals – we used small vases of white flowers
  • Sprig of greenery on top of each place setting
  • Blue glassware
  • Beverage suggestion: your best red

Look #5: Sophisticated simplicity

When we created the Ink Spiller Home collection, we were adamant that our designs should offer the versatility to dial your look up or down. So if it’s a simpler vibe you’re after this Christmas, a set of our napkins will give a festive pop of colour, while pairing perfectly with that simple white tablecloth you may already own.

Sometimes the perfect Christmas look is just a few napkins away!

Want to know more?

We loved collaborating with Honey Lane for our Christmas table looks. Lara and her team are wedding, and event stylists and planners located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney creating extraordinary celebrations here there and anywhere in New South Wales. Head here to contact them or lose yourself in their glorious Instagram feed.

You can see more of our Christmas looks on our Instagram (including this IGTV with Lara).

Here's to a merry festive season!