How To Craft Your Christmas Tablescape with TaraMilkTea

Discover the secret to curating a timeless Christmas tablescape with the inspiring creative Tara Whiteman, also known as @TaraMilkTea

Emulate Tara’s stunning Instagram feed in your home this season using these simple tips for the perfect Christmas table decor. Below, Tara reveals how she plans to style her table for Christmas using timeless gold and silver tones and topped with fresh, lush produce from David Jones Food Hall. 

How Tara Whiteman Curated Her Christmas Tablescape

What inspired your Christmas tablescape this year?
When styling a tablescape, I do tend to lean into the environment for my inspiration. I wanted to go for a classic theme as the space [in which] I hosted my lunch called for it.

What colours are you loving this Christmas season, and why?
I usually like to stick to a theme, and this year, I’ve been loving gold. It gives me warm, old Christmas vibes! And gold is just always so pretty and festive.

When styling a Christmas table, what item do you start with to build your table around?
I would say a centrepiece is what gets me started…I like to start from the centre and work my way out to ensure the styling flows well.

Which item would your Christmas table not be complete without?
Bonbons! They’re such a fun conversation starter with the dad jokes/riddles/and silly gifts, but it really makes it feel like Christmas when you crack one open with your neighbour.

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Set the scene with silver & gold

This season’s colour palette for Christmas is all about silver and gold on a canvas of pure white. Tara suggests building your tablescape using the Copenhagen Linen Union Tablecloth, David Jones Gold Lurex Stripe Runner, and the matching Florence Damask Floral Napkin Set for a wonderfully versatile table set for years to come. Elevated details such as the Whitehill Candelabra add a touch of elegance to late-night, candlelit dinner conversations and festive entertaining.

Curate your legacy glassware collection

This festive season is the perfect occasion to curate your timeless, legacy glassware collection. A matching set of glassware is a must for every at-home entertaining occasion and beverage. To ensure you have a vessel for every drop, begin your glassware collection with Wedgwood Vera Wang Goblets for wine, and Waterford Crystal glasses for water, cocktails, and other beverages. Add a touch of elegance to your Christmas tablescape with the silver Whitehill Wine Cooler—a must for any dining experience.

Timeless serveware 

There’s something magical about presenting your festive dishes on treasured homewares. Complement your carefully curated Christmas menu with a selection of timeless serveware, such as the Whitehill Comport, which pairs perfectly with intricately-designed glassware. For a serveware combination worth admiring, Tara suggests pairing your Georg Jensen Serving plates and Wedgwood Vera Wang Jardin Serving Set.

Food, glorious food

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a feast. To celebrate Christmas 2022, Tara has chosen a truly unique and luxurious culinary experience: the David Jones Food

David Jones Oscietra Gold & Veuve Clicquot Hamper, complete with limited edition Caviar. As the final flourish, look to the David Jones Traditional Christmas Pudding and a bottle of fine wine available online from Prince Wine Store

Still searching for the perfect Christmas menu? Be inspired by Julia Ostro’s Irresistible Christmas Recipe Menu, a sure way to wow this Christmas season.