Celebrate the new beginnings and wintry romance that come around this time of year by hosting a small gathering of loved ones for a special time of friendship and laughter. In this web exclusive, antiques curator and style influencer Lidy Baars of French Garden House offers simple advice for how to create an elegant fête at home. We humbly ask you to join us as we enjoy gracious guidance from Lidy herself.
Set in the kitchen, this tablescape was inspired by the white and cream hues of a winter garden covered in a blanket of snow, as well as by the bright, fresh greens still found in more southerly climates this time of year. A hand-woven French sheet brings beauty to the table, its rough linen texture allowing the antique silver and dishes to shine.