Top tips for an Australian Christmas table setting with Jason Grant


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!


For more styling advice, visit Jason Grant’s website, and Instagram @mr_jason_grant

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One Response to Top tips for an Australian Christmas table setting with Jason Grant

  1. Judy Graydon 2 December, 2015 at 9:20 am #

    White Waratahs how very special,but so Aussie.