Dining Room Lifestyle

A Spring table with flowers by The Urban flower company – A room in the house.


Hello! Back with my ‘A room in the house’ series where I pick a room and discuss an interiors related aspect, then endeavour to search for a similar product, hopefully at a more affordable price to help recreate the look. Today, I’m visiting my dining room, more specifically my dining table.

Recently, for a lunch party with good friends Will and Toby, I wanted to create a table that looked simple, yet fresh like Spring.

To do that, I chose some mint coloured, linen placemats from Designer’s Guild. You can find similar at H&M home.

To contrast the mint, I decided on a mix of grey and teal. My Ittala Teema plates were perfect for this. A budget option for similar plates can be found at Ikea.


Napkins are often colour matched with placemats, which at times could look dull, so I decided on the contrasting tone of teal.

The green glasses from Design House Stockholm and ombre pillar candles balanced the overall look. I bought my candles from Designer’s Guild.


Now a Spring table wouldn’t look right without fresh flowers. Here, I enlisted the help of my local talented florist Matthew Richardson from The Urban Flower company, who I have previously written about here and here.


After explaining to him about the colours that I would be using for the table, I left Matt to work his creative magic in my selected vases.


The pinks, yellows, oranges and violets he used were simply stunning. Each piece was a work of art.


I remembered previously interviewing Matt and he explained how his creations took fruition through instinct rather than set steps.


I think that is truly a sign of an artistic mind. Hope you’ve enjoyed my Spring lunch table and the cheer these floral arrangements have brought. Wishing you a wonderful and restful weekend.


  1. Hi Geraldine,
    Nice post, this one! The table looks perfect for a Spring lunch – welcoming and fresh and pretty! The aqua, teal, grey colour combination looks minty fresh and the flower arrangements look pretty and artless, as if just casually thrown together, but everyone knows you don’t achieve this effect without careful consideration! I love those sort of “happy” bunches that are not too pretentious. and the little Ittala votive candle holders are pretty and low for a lunch table. Gorgeous effect. I bet your guests loved it!
    Deb C from Melbourne

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you so much Deb!! It was lovely putting the table together and Matthew’s flowers – the perfect icing on the cake. Have a great weekend! x

  2. Gorgeous table setting, Geraldine. I love the fresh pastels with the brighter teal and of course, yet more stunning floral arrangements! Hollie x

  3. Great job Geraldine. Love the fresh blue tones and lovely bouquets.

  4. What a gorgeous table arrangement Geraldine and what fine company! Such a good idea to give the vase to the florist to create the arrangement. You’ve inspired me to get my act together and update my dinnerware…! Enjoy your sunday, ours is over and I’m almost ready for bed but it was such a lovely sunny weekend here, hope it stays like that – not ready for winter! M xx

    • littlebigbell

      Thank you Mel! It eas a fun afternoon indeed. Those floral arrangements are simply divine. So strange to think that you are now approaching Autumn as we go into Spring. Have a lovely week! xx

  5. You laid such a stunning (and colourful!) lunch table, Geraldine. The flowers were the perfect finishing touch – such beautifully little posy’s of blooms. Thank you again for a wonderful afternoon! xx

  6. I had seen a few impressions on IG already, happy to discover now the entire table setting. It looks like a perfect Spring Welcome Lunch! xx

  7. Geraldine, this post is sweet and loving, just like you! I love how much attention you pay to the details and thoughtfulness you fill the room with. You have a great eye for style and these flower arrangements are just stunning! Big hug to you! Jocelyn xx

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