For so many of us, Easter is a time to reunite with loved ones. It marks the start of Spring, of new beginnings, but also the wholesomeness that comes with a simple yet beautiful day spent with family. While we may be spending another bank holiday away from our normal traditions and routines, we can still gather our thoughts and create a special moment to indulge and slow down over the bank holiday.
We’ve worked with the talented Alice Gaskell from @alicegraceinteriors, an interiors stylist and content creator with impeccable taste. She’s shared what Easter looks like in her household, illustrating how to create a thoughtfully styled Easter tabletop that feels sympathetic, rustic and most importantly, like home.
Styling an Easter Table
Easter falls at the start of Spring, after the clocks have changed and the blossom is in full bloom. Allow the natural light to pour through the windows to set the scene for a beautifully evocative Spring tabletop that celebrates the new season in all its glory. We’re sharing our most useful pointers to help you create your own Spring tabletop filled with natural materials, seasonal blooms and Easter treats.
Choose a soft colour palette
Choose a colour palette that is synonymous with Spring. Soft blues and pale yellows echo the bluebells and daffodils that have started sprouting. Our new Karala and Yala Glassware add a subtle colour accent that can lift a table setting to create a sense of depth.
Use natural materials
The beauty of natural materials is that they pair elegantly and timelessly with any colour palette. Choose the rustic finish of sustainable mango wood, with its soft patina that contrasts against the smooth finish of handblown glass. Incorporating natural materials with our chopping boards and serveware is a simple way to add interest and texture to a tabletop.
Create an informal table setting
If a big family lunch is looking less likely, keep things low key with a more informal table setting. Perhaps you might want to make a special effort over Easter breakfast; lay out fresh sticky hot cross buns piled high in wire baskets and mango wood serving platters, with a selection of homemade granola displayed in recycled glass storage jars. Finish with our hand forged brushed silver cutlery for a classic and timeless table setting.
Add antique brass accents
The tactile finish and soft tones of natural materials creates a gentle contrast with the subtle accent of warm brass and gold. Introduce flecks of antique brass with candlesticks or recycled glass vases to brighten up a tabletop, adding warm tones that contrast against the cooler hues of mango wood, recycled glass and marble.
Bring the outside in
Add Spring florals in recycled glass vases for a seasonal tabletop that’s rich in character and delicate tones. Tulips and daffodils are so widely available at this time of year, and never fail to epitomise the new season as they’re lovingly displayed in vases as a colourful table centrepiece. Our Miza Glass Vases and Ramla Vase with Lid are perfect vessels for small stems that add a pop of colour and sweet Spring scents to a wonderfully natural table setting.
Decorate with chocolate eggs
For the finishing touch, display chocolate eggs on serving platters and table settings as a tasteful nod to Easter. If looking for something a little different, try natural wooden eggs, or hand-painted eggs for an extra layer of table décor and for a creative activity for children to get involved with.
Photography by Alice Gaskell @alicegraceinteriors