Who fancies having a sneak peak inside a super stylish interiors book? You're at the right post, then. Table Style is the latest book from publishers Ryland, Peters & Small whose back catalogue includes, amongst other delicious titles, Cheap Chic, Easy Flowers and Easy Elegance. Styled by Liz Belton, written by former Elle Decoration Deputy Editor Rebecca Tanqueray and photographed by Debi Treloar (please have a peek at her online portfolio...wowzers!), Table Style is a joy throughout. The talented threesome have produced not only a book to loose yourself in for an hour or two, but something you could actually rely on to help you pull together a show-stopping tablescape for a host of celebrations.
The book is split into two sections, which helps its flow and prevents it from feeling clunky. The first section, The Elements, advises on the basics - glassware, dinnerware, table linens, flowers and candles. I liked how this section of the book was kept concise and to the point. This meant that by p.30 (of a total 144) the book takes you into full swing of my favourite part - The Occasions.
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From weekend breakfasts and garden lunches to festive dining and children's parties, the second section of the book is where the inspirational pages lie. Cleverly, the photography format means each spread shows an overall view of the scheme and a close up of the key elements to make re-creating the look at home easy and effortless. We've all fallen for dreamy styling in coffee table books (guilty as charged), but I promise with Table Style you really can achieve the looks with ease. Fun ideas include: using left over ribbon to hang tea light jars from parasols, for a touch of garden party glitz; making place names for a children's party with threaded letter beads; and bottles of beer wrapped in palm leaves for a father's day meal.