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3 Travel-Inspired Table Décor Ideas to Try This Summer

Words by Emilie Dock

Counting down the days until your next holiday? You needn’t wait for a taste of international travel. Serve every meal with a side of escapism with our destination-inspired tablescapes. Next stop: the Mediterranean.  

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Club Med

Picture the scene: citrus groves sway gently in the breeze, cicadas sing to fill the silences and the Mediterranean Sea twinkles in the distance. At your table, you’ve laid out a feast of fresh produce, artfully arranged on joyous tableware designs in vibrant shades of pink, blue and red. 

Soup Bowl

Available in-store only: EMILIA WICKSTEAD Napkins x 4 and AQUAZZURA Soup Bowl. 

Inspired by Portuguese sunsets and countryside, Laetitia Rouget’s stoneware plates and platters in vibrant shades of red, pink and blue can be mixed and matched for a relaxed yet exuberant setting, while Bordallo Pinheiro’s playful tomato and artichoke dishes add to the holiday mood. What’s more, all the pieces in this edit are heavy and durable, making them perfect for everyday use.  

Styling Tip

"Don’t be afraid to mix different designs together, even within place settings, for a table that feels fun and creative. Sticking to two or three brands will help pull the scheme together, while opting for a white tablecloth will ensure those sunny colours pop."

Beach Bound

The sun never goes down on these coastal-chic designs. Combine shell- and pebble-like textures with shades of azure, turquoise, emerald and pristine white – with a touch of coral – for a table that’s shore to impress. 

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We love Les-Ottomans' hand-painted and hand-crafted designs, especially the shell plates, which you can layer on elegant white plates by Brunello Cucinelli for your simple seafood starters – spring crab salad with broad beans and shaved vegetables, perhaps?  

Accessorise with sandy-coloured napkins by Soho Home and a peach and gin sangria or two, served in Vista Alegre’s sea-evoking textured glassware.  

Styling Tip

"Keep it chic and elegant with a predominantly white (or off-white) table that recalls precious moments on the beach, introducing sea- and sky-inspired colours with your choice of glassware and a serving dish or two."

City Break

Hit the streets of Europe’s bustling metropolises with a chic monochrome palette. Classic chequerboard patterns, graphic patterns and sleek silhouettes add contemporary flair while green glassware injects a bit of local colour. 

Here, we’ve paired Prada and Fendi for an instant hit of Italian high-fashion sophistication. Though boldly patterned, the pieces themselves are fine and delicate, ensuring your setting feels elegant and luxurious.  

Styling Tip

"Make a strong style statement by layering patterned plates but keep the rest of your table quite spare for a look that transitions from day to night."

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