Hosting the extended family for Christmas can feel like a daunting task. From procuring a coveted turkey to ensuring you can cater for your newly-vegan niece or your cousin who claims to be gluten-free (but who will also tuck into the leftover bread after a few too many bubbles), the whole thing is a huge undertaking. And when food is the focus, details like table settings can fall by the wayside.
But don’t underestimate the power of a perfectly-realised Christmas table to make the whole experience feel like a totally sleek, professional operation. Even if the turkey is a little tough, or the gravy not salty enough, or you put a touch too much booze in the trifle, having a gorgeous set of plates and cutlery off which the family can eat their meals, will ensure that none of those minor mishaps are noticed.
So, in a bid to ensure you get your Christmas-day table settings nothing less than perfect, we have rounded up four of our favourite plate and cutlery sets from The Studio of Tableware that will prove invaluable to your hosting experience.