India Today Home

India Today Home


The Look “Since the table is styled a Diwali lunch setting, the core essence of the tablescape is to keep it relaxed yet elegant , “ says Noor Sethi, founder, Artisan Lab. Sethi has therefore chosen French blue and white country as the theme.

Step By Step

Sethi feels that since blue and white are a classic colour story, they always feel fresh and festive. She opted for the natural textured grains of the wooden table as the base instead of a tablecloth to achieve a country chic look.

“We complimented the wood with crisp, white cotton tablemats and napkins from our collection with sheer and delicate accents of organdy on the border.

The tableware is hand painted ceramic plates in intricate, bold blue patterns on a white base, teamed with natural mango wood serve ware in the same colour palette,” says Sethi. Blue and white Chinoiserie pottery, coloured blue glassware, marble platters with precious blue agate stones, Discus fish shaped plates and blue coral prints on our Lazy susan take you back to the ocean.

For the centerpiece, Sethi has used cobalt blue vases in different sizes arranged with white hydrangeas, green anthuriums, magenta lilies and carnations.

Top Tip

“Flowers and foliage let you dress the table without burning a hole in your pocket ,” says Sethi, who has used jute strands and dried wheat grass stems instead of napkin rings. “You can also add a personal touch by adding name cards for each guest,” says Sethi. She has complemented the setting with pasta and special breads from the Artisan Lab Café.