Tablescapes: Rome

Setting the table is like setting the stage for an evening. Done right, a well-set table can create an intimate, warm atmosphere – the perfect backdrop for coming together with family and friends this holiday season. Our Art Director, Eleonora Valle, lends her expertise to setting a table for a Christmas get-together in Paris, London and Rome.

A Roman table embraces the richness of the Italian culture – its textures and history. Here, the focus is on family coming together to share stories and food.

To achieve this look: The focus of the Italian table is on the food! Select a few fruits that are in season and arrange them as decor—to be eaten with dinner or not! Pomegranates, persimmons and figs are bountiful at this time of year, and lend beautifully bold and earthy hues to the table. Arrange a centrepiece in a wreath shape with wild foliage and then for a touch of colour add redcurrants and a lemon – don’t forget to display the panettone in all its glory! If you want to really elevate the table, use marble crockery and warm different-coloured glassware. Cutlery can also be tied with gold and white ribbon and placed at each setting.  

Get together as a family in the Eternal City – discover our Rome homes here.