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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Semana Santa is the holy week before Easter and is celebrated exuberantly in Spain and in South America. A week dedicated to religion, traditions, culture, music, theatre and events. Continue reading
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
For me, Easter is an ideal holiday. More informal, with expectations that are not as high as for Christmas. That is why I really enjoy inviting friends and family at this time for a beautifully set table and delicious food. I have not quite decided what we are going to eat. For Easter decorations, I make it easy on myself. Eggs painted in ombré colours look stylish, and they are really a snap to do. You make different paint baths with increasing amounts of colour. Prefer a marbled effect? Make it modern in ink-blue shades. I find flowering branches combined with cut flowers beautiful, but you will never go wrong with fun decorations hung on them either. Not much time? Then make your napkin – in the same shade as the table cloth – into a nest and place an egg in it. Flowers on the table? Buttercups! Cheerful spring blossoms are a must on every Spring table.