We are confident that our watercolour theme for this festive season fits the South African climate best: it’s light and summery and will be perfect for a beach or poolside Christmas.
As I’m researching ideas for the Homeology Christmas table we will reveal as our grand finale for the year, I thought I should share a few lovely watercolour tablescapes I found while snooping around on the internet.
Singing the blues
I love the artistic flair of these table linens. It’s a simple paired down setting with a lot of punch. Remember to echo the color in other areas like the beautiful chandelier of flowers suspended above the table on the left and then dotted on the center of the table again.
Watercolour on linen works best as a ombré effect. It’s a simple technique of letting the fabric soak up the colour so it goes from dark to light. You can play with multiple colours or keep it simple with only one like the two examples here.
If you are planning an outdoor table setting consider using a backdrop to pull your theme together. This colourful one on the left creates an energetic and festive feel to the setting. Combining crayon and watercolor creates a resist technique and looks great on stationary.
As pretty as a picture
This soft watery palette is fresh and inviting. I love the watercolour stains on the table cloth and the center piece that is lifted to different levels with perspex blocks. This transparent element is echoed in the glassware and ghost chairs to create an airy feel. The soft pastel coloured flowers tie the look together beautifully.
Have some fun
Details should add some fun to your setting so look at using paper fans that have been colour-dipped in watered down paint for the watercolour effect. Try the same effect for your menu items like these heart shaped cookies with their watercolour icing.