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Club Monaco is an international brand that designs and creates modern yet timeless clothing and accessories for women and men. Since its first store opened in Toronto in 1985, Club Monaco has been recognized by fashion influencers for its thoughtfully designed, purposeful collections featuring relevant, wearable pieces, fine fabrics and exceptional fits. Headquartered in New York City’s Chelsea gallery district, Club Monaco can be found worldwide with stores in the United States, London, Canada, Seoul, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau.

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HOW TO STYLE: Your Dinner Table for Christmas Party

HOW TO STYLE: Your Dinner Table for Christmas Party

The presents are wrapped, the decorations are up and the Christmas carols are on repeat. Next up is to transform your dinner table into a festive display that will get your dinner guests into the holiday spirit. We’ve teamed up with prop stylist, Samantha Wong (@samishome), to pull together an enchanting dinner table setting. Check out her tips below so you can transform your dinner table into something captivating!   

Club Monaco (CM) & Samantha Wong (SW)

CM:  Where do you get your inspirations on styling a table?
 I take inspiration from Hong Kong - what's seasonal, what's around me in addition to extra tips from Pinterest when I need a boost of ideas and tricks!

CM:  Three tips on how to decorate or style a table

1.    Use the height and the breadth of the room to determine how to decorate. Since my house has tall ceilings, creating a balloon garland that suspends over the table creates drama.
2.    Choose a colour palette and let it set the mood through your plates, cutlery and florals.
3.    Always collaborate with friends and fellow artists: it'll help lift the weight off your shoulders but also allow your friends to show off their talents at the table. Beverly of Life at Studio B is a friend and calligrapher who helped me write the menus and name cards. 

CM:  How does Club Monaco as a brand inspire you for this table setting?
SW: Club Monaco and I share a love for an easy elegance that goes beyond simply the wardrobe and into daily living. When it comes to entertaining we love a gathering that's not fussy and overdone but is warm and inviting with an added sense of "wow!" to the table.

CM: The styling elements of this Club Monaco table setting
SW: Since Christmas decor can be somewhat of a cliché, I wanted something more fun and unexpected for the table setting. The balloon garland pays tribute to the shiny spherical ornaments that you'd find on a tree, and adding some evergreen and white florals gives it that festive 'snowy' look. 

For the table itself, I kept everything rather paired down to let the balloon garland sing. I prefer neutrals for a refined and understated setting so I played up the conversation in textures: pewter, speckled matte stoneware, white crinkly linen and a hint of brass.
As a prop stylist, I love searching for new pieces to add to my collection of tableware whether I'm at home or traveling. The plates are from a local ceramic shop that sells imperfect pieces that factories label as defects; the narrow forks are from a thrift store in Canada; the bone spoons are from Vietnam when I went two Christmases ago; and the brass water jug is from Old Faithful Shop in Vancouver. The rocks that sit on the name cards were picked up from the stony beaches of Newfoundland. I thought they were just so cool- something the Club Monaco community would understand- that deep sense of appreciation for beauty in small, ordinary things.


禮物已經包裝好、佈置裝飾都掛上、聖誕歌亦不斷重複播放著。下一步便是把你家裹平凡的餐桌,搖身一變成充滿節日佈置的餐桌,為你的親朋好友帶來濃厚聖誕氣氛。我們與著名道具造型師 Samantha Wong (@samishome) 合作,一起把餐桌佈置得令人陶醉。看看以下的小提示,如何把你的餐桌變得更吸引!

CM: 你從哪裏獲得設計餐桌的靈感?
SM: 我的靈感來源自香港。不論是季節性的,還是身邊的事物。有時,我還會在 Pinterest 取得一些秘訣。

CM: 三個裝飾餐桌的技巧是?

2. 挑選一個你喜歡的顏色組合,並分圍於的碗碟、餐具和花束上。
要與朋友和同伴藝術家合作,這不但能分輕你的工作亦能讓你的朋友在餐桌設計上發揮他們才能。來自 Life at Studio B 的 Beverly 是我一位書法家朋友,她曾為我的菜單和名片作字體設計。

CM: Club Monaco 這個品牌如何啟發你對餐桌設計的想法?
SM: Club Monaco 代表的不只是時裝,而是一種優雅的生活態度。我亦喜爱這種簡約優雅的設計。當邀請朋友聚會時,與其追求過度的佈置裝飾,我們希望用簡約優雅的餐桌佈置為每位朋友帶來""一聲的驚喜,營造出溫暖的聚會氣氛。

CM: Club Monaco 餐桌設計的風格元素是?
SM: 陳腔濫調的聖誕裝飾到處可見,但我主張一些更有趣和意想不到的餐桌佈置設計:氣球花環與聖誕樹上閃亮的球形裝飾物互相輝映,再加上翠綠和雪白的花束,為你帶來一個白色聖誕。

如果餐桌上只有氣球花環的話會略於沉悶; 我會把不同元素放在一起,並善用大地色系的素材,例如白鑞、帶有斑點的啞光陶器、白色亞麻布和黃銅。

作為一個道具造型師,我無論在家裡還是旅行,都喜歡為我的餐具系列尋找一些新元素:盤子是來自一家當地銷售次品的陶瓷商店;幼細的叉是購自加拿大的二手店;骨瓷湯匙是兩年前的聖誕我從越南帶回來的; 黃銅水壺是來自溫哥華的 Old Faithful Shop;專放名片的岩石座是我從紐芬蘭的石灘中拾獲的。我認為這個組合正正代表著 Club Monaco,對平凡微小事情的一種讚美。

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