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 & BishopThe Grosvenor Stationery CompanyChelsea TextilesJo LovesMoyses StevensCollier WebbJoanna WoodDaylesfordColefax and FowlerWhiteworks, 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

Moyses Stevens

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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

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Handwoven Heart Placemat

Lucy says: These woven placemats add a level of natural charm – perfect for an al fresco disco!

Summerill and Bishop, £68

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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

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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

Pantechnicon, £39

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Flower Holders

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

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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

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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

Daylesford, £25

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Wedgwood Jasperware Candlesticks

Lucy says: The most amazing pair of vintage candlesticks holders – sure to give your table some real wow factor!

Whiteworks, £895

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Portable Lamp

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

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