Interior Style

This is how you create a dreamy dining room setting like a stylist

Style Director Catherine Wilkinson shows us how to embrace the beauty of spring sunlight and create the perfect seasonal brunch setting at home

This is how you create a dreamy dining room setting like a stylist

Long days, balmy nights – the season of beautiful light and warm ambience is upon us. And what better way to celebrate than a relaxed brunch with friends and family? I love to take advantage of nature’s scene-setters at this time of year and make the most of the daylight; it’s the perfect inspiration for the prettiest meal of the day. Take your cues from everything Scandi – and all things dappled light – and you’re on your way to creating a pared-back brunch setting that evolves with the light.

Palette Perfection

First things first – create your moodboard to set the scene. A combination of washed tones, natural fibres and wooden accents are what Scandi style is all about. Subdued colours of sage or seafoam look stunning against a backdrop of soft light. You can even go a step further and anchor your palate with strong black tones.

Get the Goods

A simple, stylish wooden table is an essential design staple for any space, and makes the perfect foil for a late-morning sun trap that allows the light to dance across it. Pick out dark timber seating to contrast the light tones, then set the table with bold black cutlery and serve ware for a standout aesthetic, complemented by cream ceramics to bring back the light. Source a beautiful recipe book and fresh wildflowers in a vase for extra touches.

Light Me Up

Reinvigorate your space and bring more life – and light – to your entertaining with Luxaflex. Luxaflex® Sihouette shades help to diffuse the light in a room when open, and when closed provide greater privacy while still allowing the light to filter through for ambience. Silhouette Shadings® feature two layers of sheer fabric separated by floating, soft fabric vanes. The 65mm vanes offer the dual luxury of privacy and softly filtered light; eliciting a gentle, diffused light when open and a subtle glow when closed. Made from Brilliance Translucent fabric in Bicycle Beige, the shades create a warm glow and simultaneously protect furnishings from UV fading.

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Styling by: Michelle Halford –@thedesignchaserPhotography by: Helen Bankers.

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