Interior Style: Easter Table Decorating With Notonthehighstreet.com*

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Easter is a holiday that I had perhaps not given enough credit to over the years until I became a mummy. The weather is (usually) nice, everyone is off work and eating is a pre-requisite – what’s not to love? This twinned with how much I enjoyed organising Daisy’s birthday I have bravely (or stupidly) decided to take on the task of hosting the family this year to give my Mum the day off.

Having grown up in a family that had Sunday lunch around the dinner table every week, I am keen to start the same tradition with Daisy. And let’s be honest, my love of interiors means it is also the perfect excuse to decorate the house with lots of Easter finery…

As part of Notonthehighstreet.com’s Doing It Differently series I was tasked (as the title would suggest) with doing my Easter home decor with a twist. So here are my tips for creating something a little different for your table setting…

Tip 1: Pick A Scheme…

Now I have made no secret about my love of grey and the minimalist approach when it comes to my home so I thought it would make perfect sense that I have a stylishly simple Easter – Minimal-Easter style (geddit?). While I do love a sugary shade I prefer little flashes of colour as opposed to a full on pastel parade and my grey and white dining room is an excellent blank canvas on which to show off these colours. So rather than overload the table with a plethora of brights, I have used a dark grey table runner on top of a white table cloth for the foundation. Likewise with my crockery I’m a bit of a classicist but I recently bought some coloured glassware which is a stylish way to infuse colour onto the table and also affordable. Daisy’s current obsession with bunnies made it an obvious choice for the theme and with the recent discovery that crackers are a thing now at Easter these beautiful handmade ones from Nancy & Betty Studio are perfect for both grown ups and children. I love the pink and grey together as it really stands out against the table.

Tip 2: Foliage Instead Of Flowers…

Greenery is the Pantone colour of the year and the love for a cactus remains strong in both the fashion and interior world. I adore these delicate egg shaped ceramic flower pots from Rowen & Wren so rather than fill them with little flowers (or mini eggs), I chose to pot them with succulents instead.  I picked up a pack of three mini succulents very inexpensively from my local garden centre and luckily for me they are hardy plants so even the lesser green-fingered among us (i.e me) can keep them alive.

Tip 3: Invest In Forever Pieces…

My top tip would be to buy pieces that are a more subtle nod to the big day to get the most out of them. It’s easy to buy disposable decorations and throw them away every year but investing in fewer and less novelty items means you can also actually infiltrate them into your home after the event so that you don’t have to pack them away in the loft along side the Christmas decorations (something that makes me sad every time). For example, this Easter tree works beautifully as a centrepiece for the table (who doesn’t love a pom pom?) and I have decided that afterwards I will put it in Daisy’s nursery on a shelf for her to enjoy.

Tip 4: Try Something Different…

In light of Daisy’s cow’s milk allergy we have decided to have a dairy free Easter this year. While the thought of no chocolate saddens me, (my waist will thank me for it no doubt) there are more free from foods available now than ever. We did a dairy free birthday cake for Daisy and despite no butter and milk in it any concerns I had about it being dry were dispelled – it really was tasty. Time permitting I shall bake some dairy free biscuits before the big day but failing that fortunately I can buy some…

Tip 5: Dress for the Occasion…

And finally, what Easter would be complete without an Easter Bunny? Grabbing the opportunity to dress her up while I still can this bunny romper suit is just gorgeous! It can be personalised too and will be a lovely piece to keep to show her in years to come. This dusky blush shade is a big trend this season so Daisy can be chic and cute simultaneously!

Happy Easter!

Cx

*This post was in collaboration with Notonthehighstreet.com but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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1 Response
  • Zoe
    April 6, 2017

    I can’t cope with how adorable Daisy looks in this!

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