And breathe...it's the weekend, which means time to kick back, relax and catch up on some reading over a long and leisurely breakfast. Ok, well, if you don't have kids and trips to Ikea to achieve without filing for divorce at the same time that is, but the good news is, there's a new issue of 91 Magazine to pour over and yes, it's glorious.
I'm really rather excited to be able to finally share this gorgeous (if I do say so myself) home entertaining shoot I worked on for 91 Magazine's A/W issue with photographer and fellow lover of all things Italian, Michelle Young. We shot this in June if my memory serves me correctly in my home whilst I was six months pregnant- it was quite a picture to see me running up and down stairs, crawling under the table and hanging up black-out fabric over the windows. Needless to say, I struggled to walk the following day!
Anyway, back to the piece. In an effort to move away from the stereotypical idea of winter entertaining (red and green, sparkles and tinsel) I wanted to create a look which drew inspiration entirely from nature, using natural, reusable or up-cycled materials wherever possible- linens, cotton, succulents etc. Most of the items you'll see in this feature have been sourced from a charity shop, revamped from my own prop store or taken from the garden...
I'm obsessed with copper at the moment, be it matt or highly polished and I loved the contemporary feel it created against the creased linen tablecloth and vintage Beryl Ware plates. Also included as part of the feature is a DIY wreath place setting which is extremely easy to achieve and will compliment your own winter tablescape.
To see the rest of the feature and another beautifully inspiring edition, head over to issue 7 of 91 Magazine.
What do you think of the crisp white with soft green and reflective copper?