Choose china and table linen in cool white, then add bursts of jewel-bright colour with glassware and cutlery.
Similar Damask Rose tablecloth, from £21 for a 137cm x 137cm, John Lewis. Opal yellow chair (just seen), £30, Bhs. Trend blue chair (just seen), £40, Next. Eames DSW white chair (just seen), £303, The Conran Shop. ON TABLE (left to right): Ollie 31cm cake stand, £30, LSA International. Butterfly napkin rings, £8 each, Nina Campbell. Ayana floral tea cup and saucer, £14, Anthropologie. Verity teapot, £25.99, Zara Home. Ornate candlesticks, £45 each, The Conran Shop. Taper candles, £3.95 a pair, Abode Living. Round leather placemats, £17.95 each; Coupe 28cm plates, £9.50 each; 23cm plates, £6.50 each; Knife & fork stitched napkins, £7.50 each, all The Conran Shop. Pink knife, £15 each, and pink fork, £10.50 each, both Nina Campbell. Vero teal knife, £3.50, and teal fork, £3, both John Lewis. Aldrich blue wine glasses, £8.95 each, Ziggiziggi. Mimi lemon and rose wine glasses, £6.75 each, LSA International. Regina stem glass (used as vase), £39, Nordic Style.Full-blown short stem artificial roses, £3.65 each, Withycombe Fair. Designedto- order roses, Interflora. Cockatoo candle, £14, V&A Shop. Village sugar pot, £12, Anthropologie. Capsule clear glass (with purple anemone), £7.50, The Conran Shop.
A floral theme in passionate pink and powder blue creates the ideal setting for an afternoon treat
LEFT TO RIGHT: Royal Albert 1950 Festival tea set (cup, saucer and side plate), £40, two-tier cake stand, £32.50, and sandwich tray, £32.50, all Royal Doulton at Selfridges. Utterly Scrumptious paper plate (holding cupcakes), £3.50 for 12, Talking Tables. Clear-handled teaspoon (on side plate) from 24-piece set, £59, Nordic Style. French knot placemat, £5.50, Nina Campbell. Utterly Scrumptious cardboard teapot vase, £7, Talking Tables. PIP Studio bowl (holding sugar), £7.50, John Lewis. Beaded teaspoons (on saucers), £18 for six, The Travelling Souk. PIP Studio dinner plate, £13.95, and side plate, £8.50, both John Lewis. Cake fork, £9.75, and silver Tortoise teapot, £85, The Travelling Souk. Silver cake stand with glass plates, £165, Claire Guest at Thomas Goode. Utterly Scrumptious individual cake wrapper (around cake on top of stand), £4.95 for 24, Talking Tables\r\n\r\n
Keen to create a sense of drama? Add a sprinkling of gold and black to magnificent magenta.
Embroidered linen tablecloth, 170cm x 250cm, £65, and cutwork napkin, 45cm x 45cm), £5.95, both Cologne & Cotton. Jewelled napkin ring, from £65, Claire Guest at Thomas Goode. FRONT TO BACK: Vera Wang Gilded Weave 27cm plate, £27.50, 20cm plate, £22.50, and 15cm plate, £17.50, all Wedgwood. Utterly Scrumptious disposable teaspoon, £3.50 for 30, Talking Tables. Amethyst Jewel wine glass, £27, Nina Campbell. Utterly Scrumptious doily, £4 for 30, Talking Tables. La Rosa tealight holder, £21, Emma Silvestris at Alessi. Spoons, £24 each, Claire Guest at Thomas Goode. Josie black milk jug (holding flowers), £17.95, Coupe black and white cup and saucer, £12.95, both The Conran Shop. Pink teaspoon, £25 for six, The Travelling Souk. Royal Albert Rosa 16cm side plate, £12.50, Royal Doulton at Selfridges.\r\n
Pile pattern on pattern for an abundant display of colour and style.
Tablecloth and napkin, both Cologne & Cotton. Pink Regency velvet cushion, 30cm x 50cm, £20, Habitat. ON TABLE, FRONT TO BACK: Jewelled napkin ring, from £65, Claire Guest at Thomas Goode. Coupe black and white dinner plate, £12.95, The Conran Shop. Zinnia Thicket salad plate, £10, Anthropologie. Ritz table knife and fork, £5.99 each, Zara Home. Hachi 16cm plate (holding chocolates), £48, and 21.5cm accent plate, £70, both Royal Crown Derby. Ania black and white coffee cup and saucer, £30 for four, LSA International. Assorted spoons (on saucer and table), £24 each, Claire Guest at Thomas Goode. La Rosa tealight holder, £21, Emma Silvestris at Alessi. Moroko glass tumblers, £4.99 each, Zara Home. Coupe black and white side plate, £7.95, The Conran Shop. Royal Albert Rosa 16cm plate, £12.50, Royal Doulton at Selfridges. Black jug (holding flowers), £12.95, and Coupe black and white cup and saucer, £12.95, both The Conran Shop. Jewel coloured teaspoons (in cup), £25 for six, The Travelling Souk. Malika grand cocktail glass, £36 for two, LSA International.\r\n
Will tea taste better in this cheerful tea set? We believe it will...
From bottom: PIP Studio dinner plates, £13.95 each, John Lewis. Baby pink napkin, £6, Designers Guild. PIP Studio side plates, £8.50 each, and cappuccino cup and saucer, £13.95, all John Lewis. Spoons, £24 each, Claire Guest at Thomas Goode.\r\n
Go for elegant white and throw in a hint of colour to add a summery feel...
Round leather placemats, £17.95, Coupe 28cm plates, £9.50, 23cm plates, £6.50, Knife & Fork stitched napkins, £7.50 each, all The Conran Shop. Pink dinner knife, £15, pink dinner fork, £10.50, butterfly napkin ring, £8, all Nina Campbell. Mimi rose wine glass, £6.75, LSA International. Aldrich blue wine glass, £8.95, Ziggiziggi. Regina stem glass (used as vase), £39, Nordic Style. Full blown short stem artificial roses, £3.65 each, Withycombe Fair. Vero teal knife, £3.50, and teal fork, £3, both John Lewis
Serve sorbet or ice cream in pretty cups and saucers...
FRONT TO BACK: Honfleur napkin (on table), 45cm x 45cm, £5.95, Cologne & Cotton. Deco Bloom cup and saucer, £40, Wedgwood Harlequin Collection at House of Fraser. Royal Vale V88 cup and saucer, £20.30, China Search. Floriated cup and saucer, £14, Anthropologie. Jewel-coloured teaspoons, £25 for six, The Travelling Souk. Royal Albert Rosa plates, £12.50 each, Royal Doulton at Selfridges