Setting the desk at Lord Beaverbrook’s magnificent nation home actually took me on a stroll by way of historical past. From attractive gardens to stone pavilions dotted across the grounds, there may be an abundance of inspiration to be discovered right here. However, it was the shell-encrusted grotto by Belinda Eade that captured me the most and was the inspiration for Sharland England’s Autumn tablescape. It’s fairly magical! The grotto pays tribute to Lord Beaverbrook’s spouse’s love of shells and depicts sea nymphs from Greek mythology, mermaids and fish.
Rolling with the nautical vibe, I used our Napa tablecloth in blue and cognac and warmed all of it up with loads of terracotta and darkish pink. A sprinkling of actual shells in between our blue hobnail glass assortment and the scene was set! I’m trying ahead to recreating this tablescape for my subsequent banquet, entertaining company in type, similar to Lord Beaverbrook did in his spectacular dwelling.