Audrey Interiors: Place Settings


I’ve been hosting a few parties lately as well as planning my own wedding, and thus have been delving into the Pin heavy world of home decor.

As such, I have stumbled across some amazing inspiration but also some of the top tips from industry experts on how to set an Instagram worthy dinner party.

Our top tips to setting a gorgeous table:

1. Start with a blank table. Place your chairs and work out how many plates, wine glasses and other things like salt and pepper shakers will be on the table.

2. Lay a table cloth, or if you’re like me and love raw wood (for that rustic chic vibe) leave it bare. If I do use a table cloth, I like a modern linen print like chevrons or soft stripes.

3. ¬†Build your centrepiece. Remember don’t go crazy, you need space to eat, and dont block guests sitting opposite each other. I often use a whole bunch of vintage mason jars I have collected and fill them with flowers or tealights. If you want to go crazy, you could use hanging lights or fairy lights.

4. Set your first place setting. Right now I am loving matte gold cutlery for that seriously luxe feel, paired with vintage floral napkins and twine. But have fun! Express yourself. Check out some of our inpirations below for ideas. Plates dont neccessarily need to match and nor do your napkins.

5. Add a personal touch. I like to practice my calligraphy and handwrite each guests table settings. Or you could write menus, or a little note. Whatever!

6.  Add flowers. Nothing adds to a beautiful dinner more than the scent of fresh flowers.

7. Layer in your glassware and other accessories. Add your salt and pepper, wine glasses (I love stemless because they are less easy to knock over!).

What are some of your tips?

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  • Reply Saroosh Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 at 11:20 am

    love it love it love it!

  • Reply EmilyRose86 Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 at 11:18 am

    oh my god! I loved it!

  • Reply yslyenom Thursday 27th February, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    All the flower arrangements are beautiful

  • Reply candicelee22 Friday 21st February, 2014 at 12:19 pm


  • Reply teekendall Thursday 13th February, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I like to keep it simple. Some of these settings look amazing but not very practical.

  • Reply Sparkles17 Monday 10th February, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    So Elegant!

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Sunday 9th February, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Love the use of candles including the suspended ones.

  • Reply dj23249 Thursday 6th February, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Look great, some are very extravagent

  • Reply yslyenom Monday 3rd February, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    So pretty!

  • Reply angelwings Monday 3rd February, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Love the settings. Some great ideas here.

  • Reply BellaB Monday 3rd February, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Definitely skip the table cloth if small children are going to be anywhere nearby.

  • Reply amanda6393 Monday 3rd February, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Some nice settings.

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