Here is my styling for a black and gold table setting, with products from Viners and Seltmann Weiden. It’s classic yet modern and very eye-catching. Sponsored by Wayfair.
After years living on a boat with no real dining table, I now love any excuse to get all fancy with my tablescape. I’m lucky enough to have a dining room (often my office!) as well as this smaller table in the kitchen. You might recognise the tabletop from my instagrams and blog photos. It’s a 1920s French polishing table that my husband salvaged from his Piano Tuning school when they redecorated. Actually, it’s just the table top. We’ve mounted it on the legs of a small yacht piano, that we had on the narrowboat we lived on. Since my husband is a piano tuner and technician now, we have a LOT of pianos around the house. Including in the garage, we have five, yikes! My favourite is a Regency square piano from the 1700s. It sounds tinkly like a harpsichord and ignites my inner Jane Austen.
I adore the deep colours of the French polishing table, made from decades of use and layer upon layer of splashes, polish and wear. It even has two letters, M M, carved into it in one section and a few deep divots from chisels. It has history and colour and I thought it would be perfect for showing off this black and gold table setting.
Wayfair the online homeware retailer, sent me this beautiful 16 piece set of gold cutlery by Viners. It’s a lovely sleek set, with a beautiful coppery gold finish. Viners says that its innovative titanium coating creates exceptionally hard cutlery and that it’s 10 times more scratch resistant than uncoated stainless steel. Sounds good to me! I love the look of it, with matte handles and shiny ends.
For my black and gold table setting, Wayfair also sent four gorgeous black and white plates from Seltmann Wieden. Made in Germany, these beautiful plates have a black rim, with an abstract white centre. I love the shape and quality feel of them.
So, how did I dress the table with them? Here are the pictures! All other accessories, tableware, pianos, olives, twigs – models own.
I really love this elegant tableware and how it perfectly straddles classic and modern design. The plates and cutlery could easily be styled in a contemporary way, or dressed with antiques for a vintage vibe. Both the cutlery and the plates are heavy and a very high quality. I adore them and although part of me wants to save them for ‘best’, I’ll be using them often.
My mum always tucked the ‘good’ set of dishes away for special occasions and I urged her to use them daily. My thoughts are that every day is ‘best’ so wear your best jewellery and shoes, use up the good tea leaves and eat off your favourite plates. I use my mum’s good teacups on my desk for my tea and coffee. I love the clinks and clank of it and it makes every break feel special.
Head over to Wayfair and browse their extensive and ever-changing selection of tableware.
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Wayfair. As always, all opinions are my own.