“Christmas for me is a time to relax and unwind, I like to keep things simple and not too Christmasy. My Christmas table setting is like my own decorating style – relaxed laid back and casual. Of course colourful
too with a touch of my two favourites – stripes a little bit nautical.
I love incorporating nature in to all things that i do and have used blue spruce a type of pine as my touch of Christmas as decoration on the table (from www.pearsonsflorist.com.au) I love that it’s classic Christmas with a twist. I love to customise and to use what I already have. I made these paper placemats from some artist paper and some spare paint and used irregular brush strokes to create the stripes in my favourite shade blue. I love combining timber with strong bright colours I think this is a very Australian style and a Christmas table setting is the perfect time to add a pop.
I have used the Hay Kaleido trays from yellowbungalow.com.au; bees wax candles from www.queenb.com.au are perfect for the table I love scented candles but not at the dinner table – candles always add a little magic. I love to serve my favourites prawns, pavolva (which I love to decorate at the table with summer berries) ginger beer and champagne. Remember to leave room for these and not overcrowd your table – I like a layered but stream lined style table. Christmas for me is spent with family and friends never too far from the beach.”
Jason’s table is MARK TUCKEY’S PAINTED RAIL DINGING TABLE
Visit Jason @ www.mrjasongrant.com
Photos by @cambloom / film by @shayneallen
FOR MORE ‘THE TABLETOP PROJECT’ DETAILS: visit www.marktuckey.com.au
+ stay tuned, we’ll be featuring a new ‘The Tabletop Project’ each day up until Christmas