Keep up with the traditional colour scheme of red and white. Mix and match materials such as timber, ceramic and metal to keep things fresh
Photography by Anshuman Sen, Styling by Kaushiki Gon

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Merrytime Madness: An innovative setup for Xmas dinner

by Tasneem Merchant Dec 19, 2015

As the year comes to an end, it ushers in a frenzy of decorating, shopping and a laundry list of things to do. Let us be your Santa’s elves and help you set up a dinner that will save you enough time to go carol singing with your near and dear ones. 

1. Novel-ty Items: Bring your books to the table for this one. Join identical, colourful publications with glossy covers to make a centre runner.  If you can’t find any that have the same colour, wrap them up with shiny red gift paper for uniformity. 

2. Being Grate-ful: Create unconventional mood lighting. Upcycle vegetable graters into stylish candle holders and elevate on a cake stand. The best part? The light pouring out of the holes creates adequate drama to get pride of place as a creative centrepiece.

3. Timber Talk: Get innovative in service. Turn wooden serving boards into funky placemats. Let the Christmas make you feel creative – paint the board in green and red with a tidy little bow on top.

Also read: 10 must have baubles to complete your Christmas tree

Get this look
Solid teak wood table by Tanjaya from Avian 
Drift wood stool from Singapore Imperial Touch
Papier mache items (on stool) from Mehra Bros
Burlap stamp cushion (on chair) from The Wishing Chair
On Table, from left
Penguin journals (used as book runners), dried lotus stems (in bottle) andAnastassia hydrangea from MoonRiver
Rustico olive oil bottle (on books), sparrows, bird nest bread basket and Pumpkin jar from Artisan Luxe 
Polka dot bowl (in nest) part of nectarine dinner set, cheese graters and ceramic splash plates by Home Centre from Lifestyle
Sheesham marque chair and chopping boards from Fabindia 
Yellow cake stand, orange dinner plates, dinner bowls and paper napkins fromCrazy Daisy 
Melamine spoons from Sham Di Hatti 
Glass bottle from Appliances India 
Red eusamex coasters, Stacked books from CMYK
Glasses from Zaza Home

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