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Room of the week – Royal wedding special

April 27, 2011

This weeks Room of the week is a celebration of everything grand and opulent that will be on display this week at Buckingham Palace when William and Catherine are married on Friday.

This room has been laid out for a banquet and although few of us (if any!) can recreate a setting of this size in our own home it is very easy to create formal dining by combining a few simple elements.

If you do not have a large dining table you can create one by securing a large piece of timber over your existing dining table, or even using a wallpaper paste table.  A good quality white linen tablecloth is a good investment that will last for years and sets the scene for formal dining.  Zara Home has a good selection of tablecloths for reasonable prices and can be ordered online.

Candles are always a good way to create some mood when dining.  The candelabra’s used in this room have a long history and are in a very heavy traditional style that would be hard to replicate in your own home.  In a simpler style the Gold Loop candelabra shown below from Black + Blum would be a great choice for any dining table.  Shown below with 2 candelabra’s interlinked it creates a very grand feeling to any dining table, the product is also available in a chrome finish.

Adding some decorative elements to the table will enhance the feeling of grandeur.  The Stag collection from Kenneth Turner will also add a fun element to any dining table and is available in a variety of styles.  The large bowl shown can be used for holding a table decoration, or filled with punch!

Although the scale of grandeur at Buckingham Palace cannot easily be recreated in most homes, by choosing your table accessories carefully and putting some thought into the decoration you can easily have your own banquet fit for a Prince and Princess.

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