Styling Spring with Lucy Barlow
Al fresco dinner parties are back on! If you have spent the last year dreaming of hosting friends on a balmy spring evening, now is your time to shine. Picture perfect tablescapes, unusual place settings and stunning centrepieces are just as important as the food you serve.
Lucy Barlow, leading interior designer who brings a riotous sense of fun to all of her creations, has curated two inspirational tablescapes from Belgravia brands to help you plan your next party. Read on for Lucy’s recommendations, and follow @Belgravia_LDN to see more pictures.
All of the items included in Styling Spring can be shopped in Belgravia: Summerill & Bishop, The Grosvenor Stationery Company, Chelsea Textiles, Jo Loves, Moyses Stevens, Collier Webb, Joanna Wood, Daylesford, Colefax and Fowler, Whiteworks, Fermoie and Pantechnicon, all shot against the beautiful backdrop of neighbourhood restaurant Wild by Tart.
Fresh and dried flowers
Lucy says: Moyses Stevens are a wonderful florist who can create any style of arrangements to suit your scheme
Zebra Linen Tablecloth in Tangerine Orange
Lucy says: Some would argue it all starts with the tablecloth and this is the ultimate summer party tablecloth!
Summerill and Bishop, £275
Handwoven Heart Placemat
Lucy says: These woven placemats add a level of natural charm – perfect for an al fresco disco!
Summerill and Bishop, £68
Pineapple Place Cards, Pink and Green
Lucy says: A bit of formality goes a long way and these place cards are a great way to make your guests feel welcome
The Grosvenor Stationery Company, £6 for 10
Moheim – Yuki Glass Tokusa
Lucy says: A bit of mix and match with glasses makes a table much more interesting and these are just so chic
Lucy says: These iconic vases can work in any setting. Whether traditional or comtemporary they’re a fab way to display stems
Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, From £142
Flower Wine Glass
Lucy says: Wonderful summer drinks glasses and great together to make our favourite colour combo of pink & green
Joanna Wood, £12.50
Fennel Green Cabbage Plate
Lucy says: You can’t get more English than these lovely cabbage plates, we love to mix the green and white and are perfect for summer
Wedgwood Jasperware Candlesticks
Lucy says: The most amazing pair of vintage candlesticks holders – sure to give your table some real wow factor!
Lucy says: Cordless lamps are the new must have dinner party accessory. Being able to create ambient lighting is a great new addition to entertaining
Fermoie Lampshade, from £105
Collier Webb portable lamp, POA