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The lost art of table setting revived

by maria
gawdo

By: Mrs Tablescape

In the same way a put-together outfit lifts your mood and shows the world who you really are, a well-dressed table is the ultimate lifestyle statement, channeling the artistic and pragmatic.

Enter Mrs Tablescape, launching soon, a bright beacon transporting you to far-away lands with the upcoming launch of its glamorous collection of tablewares. The luxurious product range is influenced by its founder’s diverse background – Carolyn Dorrian, Mrs Tablescape herself, who is of Russian, Scottish and Indian heritage.

“The art of tablescaping has undergone a massive resurgence, and with the event of COVID-19, legions of people who are now home-bound are finding pleasure in the creative pursuit of pulling together beautiful table settings,” says Dorrian, whose worldly style is clearly imprinted on the sophisticated-but-fun Ezra collection which she has lovingly sourced from all over the world.

The founder and principal solicitor of Dorrian & Co. Lawyers says tablescaping was more than mere escapism for her while in the depths of lockdown with a toddler.

“It started as a way to expend energy towards a creative outlet,” she says, “but tablescaping is truly an art form that brings together shape, texture and colour in a way that is cohesive but also leaves room for self-expression.”

“It brought me comfort to introduce a sense of occasion to an everyday part of life. Sitting down for a meal together with family and friends is where many of us make cherished memories so tablescaping is a way of expressing the importance of this event.”

The Ezra collection which is due in September this year, is an exclusive release with only 200 limited-edition sets available. Inspired by Mrs Tablescape’s two-year-old son as well as the upcoming Jewish near year festival of Rosh Hashana, Ezra’s cheerful honey bee motif is all about bringing joy and celebration to the table.

The Ezra bee-embroidered placemats and napkins set include two placemats and two napkins which have been hand-made by artisans in Brazil. Mrs Tablescapes’ Ezra plate set includes two 10.5 inch dinner plates and two 6.5 inch bread plates. The 22% bone meal plates bring a vintage-luxe look to the table and is completed with Ezra’s elegant Arabesque glassware and hand-painted candles.

“In the same way you would invest in colour schemes and styling for your clothes, details like napkins, candles and other tablewares work best when layered around a particular theme,” says Dorrian.

“We are all desperate for a little more joy and comfort and with the pandemic causing many of us to be confined to our homes, the natural result is that we’re more alert to and affected by our physical surroundings.”

“What we need is to bring back a sense of ritual and order to our lives, to bring back a sense of pleasure in taking care to set the table as a part of creating ambiance and to help make memories with the ones we love.”

To learn more, visit Mrs Tablescape online or add a bit of inspiration to your Instagram feed by following the brand.

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