Everyone loves this time of year with the promise of spring flowers and warmer weather, combined with cute creatures and tasty treats. I personally know one or two chocoholics that can’t wait to (over)indulge! But why celebrate it the same way every year? Here’s how to switch it up.
Decorate Differently – put those old decorations aside and create original ones using natural ingredients and a little imagination. Painting eggs is fun, yet they can be covered in so much more! Try fabric, feathers or thread - the list is endless - then display them in a glass container or wooden egg tray instead of the standard basket. Alternatively, dangle them from a twig or hang in a row on a string.
Make it Modern – forget the traditional table and liven it up. Fresh foliage and blossoms, such as a blooming bulb at each place setting will add instant colour and a sweet scent. Incorporate sculptural candles, geometric linen and handmade dinnerware paired with metallic silver ware. Or use existing picnicware and fashion a ‘brunch in the garden’ theme; complete with a topiary centerpiece, moss runner or pastel placemats along with garden figurines or animals.
Celebrate in Style – as it’s a holiday that means more than just hunting for glittery-wrapped sweets, it’s time to refine things. Don’t stop with decorating the table alone; welcome guests by fixing a spring wreath to the door. Easter-themed pictures made by loved ones can be framed and propped up informally on shelves or desk tops. Visitors will also enjoy a drink from the ‘pop-up’ cocktail bar on the console, while taking in the eye-catching artwork shown around the house.
Peter Oudejans, founder of OUDEJANS INTERIORS, provides feedback on his latest projects as well as highlighting exciting trends in the world of interior design.