3. Something tactile
“Neutral shades like beige, grey and white are a great starting point," she suggests, "But keep in mind that the beauty of white is that it gives you free reign to accessorise with anything that your heart desires!”
4. Something moody
Bring warmth to your table with candles or lanterns. Work on a lighting story using your fixed lighting – avoid cool-toned lighting that can wash out all-white table settings.
If you don’t have dimmers bring in lamps for corners and adjacent areas to provide a referred, softer look than overhead lighting and use candles here and there to add ambience.
5. Something with colour
A little colour goes a long way and a subtle palette allows for the food to be the hero as it arrives to your table. Use linens, crockery or decorative accents such as an autumn leaf to bring a colourful touch your place settings.