set the garden table

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

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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Cool Easter table setting

Cool Easter table setting for a cool chef

As a basis for this cool Easter table setting we use a dark grey linen table runner. We combine this with green or honey yellow napkins. Dark colours are totally trendy in interior design. You can find them on the walls, furniture and table. No cute little vases filled with flowers, just one big blossoming branch in the middle of the table. Glassware from recycled glass and a dark earthenware setting round things off. This is the perfect Easter table for those who love a cool industrial style.

Tip! Still need inspiration for cool Easter recipes? Then have a look here.

chic Easter table setting

Chic Easter table setting for a luxurious Easter meal

This chic Easter table setting is for all those who can’t wait till Christmas 😉 Allow yourself at Easter time to indulge in a delicious, luxurious meal. The style of the table setting enhances the luxurious feel. A timeless, classic damask tablecloth exudes class. The gold napkins have Easter bunny ears and the gold napkin rings top it all off.

Tip! When Easter’s over you can combine the damask tablecloth – for a summer table setting – with jade green or pink pastel linen napkins, and decorate the table with fresh lemons, herbs or wildflowers.

Scandinavian Easter table

Scandinavian Easter table setting with striped tablecloth

This Scandinavian Easter table setting fits in perfectly with the modern trend for Nordic interior design. We combine fresh tints of blue with a soft sand tint. And this season stripes are finally back! A small twig of yellow gorse gives it the Easer touch. The striped table cloth, timeless and cheerful, is new to Cottona’s collection. No need to worry about accidentally spilling a drink because the fabric has been treated with Teflon.

Tip! This striped tablecloth from Cottona’s outdoors collection is also available in red / sand and is suitable to be left outside all summer long. The fabric is UV-resistant, so it won’t lose its colour.

Cottona Christmas table 2018

Christmas table 2018 – festive dining in your own home

The Cottona Christmas Magazine 2018 is once again full of Christmas table inspiration. Choose your own style and your favorite space in the house. My Christmas table is in the garden room this year and I call it ‘Winter Orangery’ for this special occasion.

Where does your Christmas table stand? Be inspired by this blog post. Continue reading


Christmas table 2017 – A winter trip from Tuscany to the Scottish Highlands

With the holidays ahead, I am already eager to make the house Christmas-proof. You will not be surprised to hear that my highlight is the styling of the Christmas table ; ) At Cottona, we present five Christmas table styles every year. You can find them in the new Cottona Christmas table magazine 2017. Read this post for a preview of these styles. Continue reading