So, you have carefully chosen the menu, planned out your complimentary wine list and invited over your nearest and dearest. Now for the fun part, how to dress the table. This is where, along with your chosen dishes and music choice, you can really create atmosphere and something memorable.

Layering is the key, however, you can make it as simple or extravagant as you like. Start by choosing your favourite dinner set. We have just received our latest shipment of Bianco dinnerware, this time in a beautiful sea foam colour, to compliment the classic white. This is our chosen dinner setting for our casual lunch today.

If you would prefer to create a formal setting find a plain table cloth that allows for your dinner set to stand out, or if you have a plain dinner set, you might want to use a patterned tablecloth. The style we are creating today is fresh, classic and casual, so we have chosen a table runner to frame the centre of the table and rattan placemats to mark everyone's place settings.

Flowers and candles are always a must and there is a world of different combinations to choose from. We have set the table with a single stem of hydrangea for each guest and chosen to illuminate it with a cluster of crisp white pillar candles. The centrepiece is a large footed stand filled with fresh figs for guests to help themselves and add to the salad we are serving as entree. The wine glasses we have chosen are simple and casual, perfect for a long lunch or casual dinner party.

Finally, we have sprinkled green and blue seaglass across the table which highlights the colour from the figs and hydrangea. It's amazing how something so simple can spark conversations from your guests of their own adventures of beachcombing.

Bon Appetit!