A beautifully decorated table can be the making of a meal, whether it's a family supper or a dinner party. However, modern entertaining doesn't require you to polish the silver spoons, starch the napkins or roll out the red carpet. In "Table Style", Liz Belton and Rebecca Tanqueray will inspire you to make the most of what you've got, combining chain-store staples and vintage finds with decorative flourishes to create a stylish and welcoming table. The first section looks at the essential elements: cutlery, china, napkins, flowers and candles. The second section contains suggestions for a variety of different occasions, from an easy weekday supper with friends to the classic celebratory dinner. And the final section contains a useful visual dictionary of international place settings.
Liz Belton, who styled the photography, has worked for Waitrose, John Lewis, Boots and Wedgwood. Liz has styled several books for Ryland Peters & Small, including No Fuss Suppers, Ageless Beauty, and Birthday Cakes for Kids. Rebecca Tanqueray, who wrote the text, was deputy editor of Elle Decoration before becoming a full-time writer. She contributes to leading design and style magazines including ES Magazine, Style (The Sunday Times), Homes & Gardens and Livingetc.