How to set your table for a festive feast

The nights are drawing in, and we’re starting to feel festive. We asked our Art Director (and style expert) Eleonora Valle to share her advice on setting the scene for a perfect winter get-together. Take a look at her tips.


1.   Make a statement. Dressing a home doesn’t start at the dining table. Think of the table as a centrepiece, but pay attention to other parts of the home too. Match the table setting colours to flowers and bouquets around the house.

2.   Go green. Holly, ivy and floral garlands can bring a natural touch to the table. Add pumpkins and dried fruit for pops of colour. Don’t go overboard – you still want to let the food take centre stage.

3.   Embrace tradition. Tradition is king during the holiday season – a great opportunity to bring out your antique decanter or wine glasses. Use candle holders at different heights to stop things feeling too formal.


This time of year is all about spending time with family and friends. Sharing stories, food and drink in comfort. And where better to do that than a onefinestay home? Space to spread out – and wonderful areas for coming together to celebrate the holiday season.

Feeling inspired for some festive feasting? Take a look at some of our inviting homes here. Want to leave the cooking to the experts? Ask us about our private chef service – one more way to help you get the most out of this magical time of year.