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Whether setting the table for a holiday dinner or a casual supper of friends. Here are my five tips for elegant minimalist dining:
#1 Start with a Neutral Foundation
I love a rustic farmhouse table for dining. The handcrafted restored wood reminds me of a simpler and heartier time when meals were met in deep gratitude after a long day of harvesting. The wood has such a powerful presence all it needs is a simple neutral runner as the foundation for the dinnerware.
#2 Bring in Muted Colors that Compliment
Food should always be the star of the show — so I keep dinnerware subtle in muted colors that compliment the neutral foundation. Hues of cream, beige, gray all work well. Tie napkins with gold and white ribbon for a whimsical touch.
#3 Let the Flatware Sparkle
A neutral table welcomes flatware that sparkles with a unique shade or artistic design.
#4 Keep the Flowers Soft
Flowers should be fragrant and fanned, not scented or stiff. For an arrangement that is pleasing to all the senses chose white peonies, roses, and ranunculus decorated with earthy greens.
#5 Illuminate with the Timeless
A minimalist table isn’t complete without beeswax tapers for illumination. Beeswax candles have been used since ancient Egypt and their intimate and classic nature has carried through the centuries to represent nobility and holiness.
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