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Summer dining? Set the garden table with an Ibiza style.

With summary table styling, start with the basics: the tablecloth. Because we enjoy eating outside in the sun, we choose a UV-resistant garden tablecloth. Cotton or linen is not suitable for use in the sun, the fabric will quickly fade. Cottona’s special outdoor collection is UV resistant. Perfect! Available in beautiful uni colors such as white, beach and light gray and in cheerful stripe designs in yellow, blue and red. With the round placemats from Cottona you can give your garden table an Ibiza look in no time! The placemats are available in two colours: natural and black. We have developed two looks for inspiration. Which do you like the most?

Garden table setting in Ibiza beach look

We used a tablecloth in the color rice from Cottona’s outdoor collection as a basis. Cottona also makes custom tablecloths, also in outdoor fabric. You can easily order online at Everything is made in our own studio and usually shipped within one working day. The eye-catchers on this table are the round placemats in Ibiza look!
The crockery in soft blue is from Broste Copenhagen. The napkins in the color sand come from Cottona’s cotton collection. The luxurious white napkin rings provide the finishing touch. For the table decoration, let yourself be inspired by the sea and the beach. Shells, glasses filled with beach sand and candles.cottona-servet-zand-placemat-ibiza-style

cottona-servet-zand-servetring-wit-goudGarden table setting in Saint-Tropez look

We used a tablecloth in the color light gray from Cottona’s outdoor collection as a base. The eye-catchers on this table are the black round placemats in Ibiza look!
The crockery in summer yellow is from Pomax. The luxurious black gold napkin rings provide a bit of glamour. For the table decoration, let yourself be inspired by the luxury of the Côte d’Azur; oysters, lemons and limes and champagne in illuminated champagne coolers.

Enjoy the summer!

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Christmas tablecloth

Christmas tablecloth 2021. How to set a table for Christmas this year?

Once a year we make a big effort when setting a table, that is at Christmas. This makes the Christmas table cloth an unmissable basis. A Christmas tablecloth is an instant atmosphere maker, not only because of the color, but the fabric also determines the atmosphere! Continue reading

leather Interior trend

Table decoration trend: Leather!

Everyone is familiar with the trend, using natural materials within our home interior. In our last blog post ‘Maison et object’ we wrote about using this trend for table decoration. We highlighted the attention to handwork and the desire to surround ourselves with pure materials from nature and the countryside. However, whats new is the frequent use of leather! Not just the usual leather sofa or chair. For instance, take a look at Arte with a beautiful wallpaper made of leather in the collection. Then this leather patchwork rug it’s a real eye catcher. JP Walker even makes leather kitchens, creating a very exclusive, trendy look with a soft touch.

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Thai pumpkin soup
In the photo: Linen tablecloth in Jade Green, cotton napkin in Honey, and leather napkin ring in Cognac. All from Cottona.

Thai pumpkin soup recipe; Autumn table setting with pumpkins

It is autumn. A new season, a new table style and a delicious soup recipe. After a beautiful autumn walk it is wonderful to come home to a beautifully set table. covered with Cottona table linen. Enticing you to sit down and enjoy a warm and comforting; Thai pumpkin soup. Continue reading

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Table decoration inspiration – Visit to Maison et object Paris exhibition

Finally, after 2 years, we were able to go to Maison et Object. The most fantastic exhibition when it comes to table decoration, and, a great reason to go to my beloved France. I get so much energy from a day at such an exhibition, from all the people and all the beautiful table decorations for the home. Purchasing is a little tricky this year compared to previous years. Besides the obvious price inflation (due to raw material and transport costs rising) there has also been fewer products developed. Less stock is being produced and that causes longer delivery times. All this aside, we have managed to find a few jewels at the exhibition.

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polyester tablecloth

NEW FABRIC: Linen look polyester tablecloth

Cottona has been around already for a good 10 years. From day one we have been making table linen from cotton and from linen, beautiful natural materials that will always have the lead role in our collection. In recent year, we have had many enquiries and demand for a good quality polyester tablecloth, due to the great practical properties. Polyester lasts a long time, its easy to iron and it is resistant to sunlight. Continue reading

Garden tablecloth

Colour on the garden table – Garden tablecloth with UVprotected material.

Outdoor materials are different compared to cotton or linen, I see often, by home decoration advise on TV, in magazines or online, the most beautiful linen tablecloths on the garden table.
I only ask myself, what do these tablecloths look like after a hot sunny summer? Sunlight and linen or cotton materials are not a good combination. Cotton and linen bleach and fade quickly in the sun. This is why, since the start of Cottona, we have had a good quality outdoor collection, for your garden table, that can withstand the European summers.

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Terracotta tablecloth

Spring festival with a Terracotta tablecloth

In the Netherlands a spring festival is still relatively unknown, but our southern neighbors are big fans of it, as are we. This spring we are covering the spring table with a Terracotta tablecloth. The spring festival is a celebration for children between the ages of 6 and 12. It is used as a substitute for the communion. An intimate party, a party with meaning and a moment of reflection. Continue reading

Christmas table styling 2020

Christmas table styling 2020; 5 inspirations for a festive Christmas table

Pick a colour
Colour really sets the mood. Did you know that customers in a clothing store shop according to colour? That means they first consider the colour and then look at the model. Colour can really determine the ambience, and colour is personal. You can pick one colour theme to style your Christmas table. So, from a Christmas-themed tablecloth to crockery and accessories, you can combine darker and lighter shades of one colour. The French call it ‘ton sur ton’. We see it in fashion and interior design all the time. In Cottona’s new Christmas magazine, table 2 and 4 are examples of ton-sur-ton Christmas table styling.
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Custom tablecloth

Custom tablecloth: new damask designs!

With the holidays just around the corner, a beautifully set table is a surefire way to create ambience at home. It all begins with a beautiful custom tablecloth. To mark the festive season, we have expanded our damask collection this autumn with two new damask designs: Modern and Floral.

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