Entertaining: Easter table decoration ideas

Spring is such a lovely time of year to entertain

As the days get lighter and brighter, we’ve been inspired to create a table setting that will turn heads.

These herb-printed egg’s make pretty seasonal place markers for the table. Simply position herb leaves, such as parsley, dill or mint, on the surface of a whjte egg,then·wrap tightly in muslin and secure with string. Next, soak the eggs in vegetable dye (we used red cabbage for the blue eggsand beet root for th e pinky beige) until the desired colour is reached. To finish, tie with fine string threaded with a name tag.

Dovegrey linen tea towel, £12. The Linen Works. Clear tumbler . £18. The Conran Shop.

Pastel pink and pale duck egg blue provide t he key colour accents for this delightful table setting, which remains uncluttered thanks to the discreet console table that offers a handy surface for extra drinks and dishes. Additional upholstered seating invites guests to settle in and make themselves at home before and after the meal.

Easter entertaining

Halland round dining table in reclaimed elm and oak, £2,995; Halland dining chairs, £395 each, both Nordic Style.

The fresh, gentle tones of spring are beautifully translated to these matt glazed plates and delicate linens. Keep the look light with elegant wine glasses and hand-blown tumblers for a relaxed rather than a formal feel.

Easter entertaining

Pleasingly simple, but with wonderful impact, this floral centrepiece has been created using a deep, round serving bowl. Fill the vessel with flowers taken straight from their pots – we used white narcissi, but small tulips or a mix of spring blooms would have equal appeal. Disguise th e soil with pale sphagnum moss (from florists), and your focal point is complete.

Easter entertaining

Toulouse serving bowl in Rosso Minio, £250, The Conran Shop. Round placemats in Sand, £8 each; Ombra dinner plates in Cielo, £39 each; Ombra dessert plates in Foglia, £29 each; Cantine 15cm plates in Plaster, £11 each; Clear tumblers , £18 each; Venezia wine glasses, £19 each, all The Conran Shop.

Photography/Helen Cathcart 

Styling/ Ali Brown