Creating the perfect place setting is achieved by creating a sense of place. That means creating something that feels magical, some experience that excites the imagination or feels delightfully unexpected. Whether a place setting is extravagant or simple, adding elements to beautify our spaces make life just a bit more wonderful. That can mean adding one rose in a bud vase or seasonally decorating our entire dining space. Here are a few ideas we might consider.
♥ Bring in as many wonderful sensory experiences as possible
♥ Add light from candles and reflective surfaces that can add sparkle to the space to enhance the experience
♥ Bring in flowers or branches with leaves to add a natural, aromatic element that adds to the sensory experience.
♥ Use vases that have reflective surfaces because they expand the fairy tale effect.
♥ Add an heirloom piece. It can start a conversation..
♥ Place candles at varying heights. Candles holders can be an interesting and reflective element in themselves.
♥ Consider the natural elements; a natural texture in the fabric of the napkins, a candle made from beeswax, bowls made from wood or clay, sprigs of lavender or sage placed on the plates, napkin rings made of rope, a handmade runner on the table.
♥ Expand what we normally think of as a place setting. A homemade roll or loaf of bread can magically transform a space. Care and sweetness are expressed through sight, smell and taste.
♥ Enjoying ourselves and feeling at home and relaxed creates a perfect sense of place.
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