Whether is just a slow-Sunday breakfast for two, a celebration brunch or a business morning meeting there’s something very special about starting the day with a simply styled, slightly formal laid table.
Dress the table with simple white linens, place mats, a selection of your less formal white crockery and perfectly polished cutlery. Accessorise with fresh flowers, softly scented candles and a wicker baskets for fresh bread and fruit.
A mug or a cup and saucer, does it really matter when styling a breakfast table setting? Call me old fashioned but fresh coffee always tastes better out of a cup and saucer, albeit your less formal, slightly rustic crockery.
Tablecloth or runner? Quick answer, a runner with place mats is perfectly acceptable and provides a cover for placing condiments, tea and coffee pots and serving dishes.