Top tips for an Australian Christmas table setting with Jason Grant
A while back I was asked to create a Christmas table setting as part of a campaign for iconic Australian fashion brand, Sportscraft. The brief was simple and “Australian” – pretty much my preferred, signature style. We had a beautiful day creating some magic, shooting by the water on a secret Sydney Harbour beach.
With Christmas fast approaching, the key to the perfect setting is to be organised and have a plan.
Here are my top tips to creating your own beautiful and simple Christmas table that will be sure to impress your guests.
1. Pick a colour palette:
The palette we chose was white with natural elements. Try to avoid too many colours, the best way is to stick to no more than three.
2. Keep it simple:
Don’t crowd the table, make sure there is room to serve and for your guests to have a conversation.
3. Create different heights:
We added flowers and some found driftwood branches for added dimension and a unique touch.
4. Have a feature or theme:
A feature or theme helps pull everything together. It can be as simple or as specific as you want – ours, of course, was a white Christmas by the sea.
5. Set the scene:
We went for a relaxed, casual vibe as our setting was by the water.
6. Layer the table:
Use placemats, table runners and linen to add interest to a table without overcomplicating things.
7. Personalise your table:
Elements like place settings make your guests feel really welcome as well as creating a good dynamic around the table.
8. Treat yourself:
Use your best glasses, serving ware, cutlery and china to make it a special occasion in the details. Christmas is that special once-a-year event!