Marks and Spencer are running a competition for bloggers to showcase their dream dining room. This is being judged by interiors experts: Jen of Love Chic Living and Jenny of Treasure Hunter UK. I’ve missed the chance of doing a Christmas theme, so instead mine is for a special winter dinner party entertaining friends.
I would choose the Greenwich oval extending dining table, great for just the 4 of us and extended for entertaining. This would be matched by the Greenwich padded dining chairs for a touch of comfort.
Then I would go for a striking red look, with the Manhattan dinner set. This has 4 dinner plates, side plates and cereal bowls, so I would purchase 2 sets, plus matching pasta bowls, mugs, teacups and teapot.
Sticking with the red theme, I’ve chosen some red enamel napkin rings, which I will pair with traditional white Autograph cotton napkins. And I’ve never possessed a table runner, so I’ve chosen a lovely red pleated one. I couldn’t find any red placemats, so I’ve selected black granite mats.
It is always nice to have candles burning at dinner for atmosphere, so I’ve picked a modern glass tealight holder. I’ll purchase 2 of these plus a supply of tealights.
Then glassware, white and red wine glasses in the Nova range and Marcel Wanders hi-ball tumblers. Plus a 44 piece set of stainless steel cutlery and we’re ready to eat.
I’ll add some sparkle with large floral arrangements, but these will be on the window sill rather than on the table. And some magic with balloons, white fairy lights, ribbons and table confetti.