Holiday table forecast: botanical clouds ahead. Suspended like rustic chandeliers, artful bundles of grass have been cropping up all over party spreads in Berlin, Amsterdam, and beyond.
This season we’re taking inspiration from a Nordic supper staged by Caro, Natalie Jones’s design shop, a favorite Remodelista pilgrimage stop in the town of Bruton, in Somerset, England. Jones collaborated with stylist Hana Snow on the natural party decorations. Breath in: the room is subtly perfumed with sweetgrass.
Photography courtesy of Caro.
Hana concocted the giant hay cloud using water reeds and wheat “secured into a nest of floral foam and chicken wire built around a block of wood.” Her instructions: build up layers of grass to cover the core, poking each strand individually into the foam. Then add longer pieces for drape and shape.”
The tableware is Dutch workshop HK Living’s “seventies-style” ceramics, including gray-glazed Dinner Plates, £14; brown-ringed Side Plates, £10; and Side Plates in Black Galaxy, £8.50. Pot Brushes, £7, that look like mini hay bales serve as name-card holders. The stainless steel flatware is Hay’s Everyday & Sunday design by Big-Game; a set of five Sunday Forks is $29 from Amara.
Some more festive table ideas: