How to create an Interior style ready for Geelong Cup Fever

October 26, 2016

Cup Fever is upon us and it’s a busy time of the year; with the days getting longer its a fun time to host a BBQ or lunch with your friends. Some of us are busy getting organsied for Melbourne Cup day, Darby Day or a special social events.  In case it wasn’t busy enough.. did you know Christmas is just around the corner… now is the time to get your interior style ready for celebrating with family and friends in Geelong.

The weather is starting to show us some signs of summer so why not get your home ready to shine and celebrate. You may be hosting Melbourne Cup day at your place so let’s get started on getting things ready for the big day. Hosting parties are not about getting stressed they are about celebrating good times with family and friends and having fun.

– Decide on your colour theme, the yellow rose is the flower of the Melbourne Cup, so you may want your colour theme to be yellow and white being fresh and fun. You could look at adding a coordinate colour of black or black and white stripe or spot which looks smart.

– Have a look at your glassware, napkins & placemats etc. You may be able to work with what you have or it might be a perfect time to buy some fresh napkins, placemats or table cloth which you can use for your up and coming events.

– If you’re on a budget an idea for your dining table could be to fold wrapping paper as a table runner to give the table a pop of colour in your chosen design and contrast with a table cloth in white to keep it fresh. If you want to create a more rustic charm then just work with a table runner and placemats. I love it when you see a table layered with a dinner plate, bread and butter plate and bowl or dinner plate and napkin positioned on top with foliage. You may be able to use the dinner set you have or add a punchy new look and purchase some fun coloured bowls.

– Napkins can be tied with thick ribbon, twine or if you come across the perfect napkin rings that you can use again then explore this option.

– Start with height from the middle of the table as a centre piece and work from there, it may be a large floral arrangement which you can put together working to your colour theme or you could order the perfect centre piece floral arrangement from your florist. I love working with nature and adding what is in your garden and purchasing additional flowers from your florist to finish off your table.

– Keep things vibrant and fun starting from the front door, if you have urns on either side of your front entrance, bright thick ribbon around these looks fantastic. Then work through your property adding splashes of colour to your kitchen & dining space. It may be bright coloured trays or black and white trays with coloured jugs and glasses adding some fun straws. Theming your food to work in with your colour theme is a great idea too, especially with Hors D’oeuvres.

– If you enjoy a non-alcoholic refreshing punch work on a yellow colour theme there too maybe adding lemons for colour while finding a suitable recipe to suit.

Have fun and enjoy the day; be sure to back a winner!