The inspiration for the Easter lunch table comes from the picnic idea, re-proposing its style indoor: Vichy checks tablecloth, wicker bread basket, water jugs with screw caps. Green light to all eco-friendly, recycled and recyclable materials: put aside porcelain tableware and use compostable paper plates and saucers. They are cheerful, colourful and are good for the environment. To create an interesting contrast, place them on a stylish placemat, in chromed steel or brushed aluminum, however vintage ceramics can also be an elegant solution.
Would you like to create a rural appeal? Mix natural materials. Cork is one of the main materials at the moment for those who choose a more eco-sustainable approach: from coasters to mason jars’ lids and centrepieces. Focus on natural wood for salad bowls and serving cutlery. The hemp tablecloth will be the rough canvas on which you will paint your country-style table.
A stylish illumination is also important during the day to warm up the atmosphere and make it even more intimate and welcoming. Prefer a natural flame to artificial lighting. Create a minimal, bright centrepiece by putting together a variety of candles, playing with volumes and proportions.
Create the pleasant illusion of a lunch in the countryside. To give a spring touch to the table, focus on a centrepiece of cut flowers: peonies, gerberas, rhododendrons, but also simple wild daisies and spontaneous forget-me-nots. Complete the setting by decorating the dining room with long-stemmed flowers in tall borosilicate glass vases: calla lilies and tulips, a great classic, or Strelitzia to give an exotic twist.
The tropical table is another strong trend this spring, which would be perfect for the Easter lunch, combined with a fusion-cuisine menu. Mix bamboo, one of the most ecofriendly woods around, with silicone – a polymer derived from rock – table accessories in bright colours. Choose a palette of two cool colors and one warm or vice versa (green, blue and orange, or yellow, red and aquamarine), to focus on a chromatic game that excites the eye and relaxes the spirit.