Set the Table Series | Tropical Table

by Nat Nesbitt November 23, 2017

Set the Table Series | Tropical Table

Welcome to our Set the Table Series, where we show you easy ways of creating table settings for various occasions. Whether it be a summer BBQ, birthday celebration or Christmas dinner, we hope to inspire you to create your own fabulous table setting at home.

With Summer upon us in most parts of the country, this tropical table setting with bold monochrome patterns and contrasting green accents is sure to bring the sunshine-y vibes to your next dinner party. We’ve layered pattern upon pattern, however stuck to a clean colour palette of black, white & green to keep it simple.


What you will need to create this look:

  • Venice Tablecloth
  • Venice Napkins
  • Jungle Platters
  • Congo Plates Small
  • Mona Black Round Vase
  • Palm Leaves
  • Monstera Leaves
  • Bird of Paradise Flowers (optional)
  • White/Black ceramic plates
  • Cutlery
  • Glassware


  • Lay down a Venice tablecloth as the base, and place a palm leaf at each corner of the table. You can source all of these tropical leaves from your local florist, or your own backyard (if you’re lucky enough to have them growing at home!)
  • Lay down a Jungle Platter as a charger plate and layer with your ceramic plates and Congo small plates. Alternatively, place the Congo Small Pates down as a bread plate, next to each fork.
  • Finish each place setting with a Venice Napkin and an extra palm leaf if you wish.
  • Add your cutlery and glassware (see notes below on placement).
  • Arrange extra palm leaves, monstera leaves & bird of paradise in a Mona Black Round Vase. Add to the centre of the table to add extra life and colour to the setting.

Top Tips:

  • Trim your palm leaves down so that they lay as flat as possible on the table.
  • Get creative with the placement – we’ve gone with a palm in each corner, however you can lay them through the centre or directly under each place setting.
  • To tone down the pattern a little, opt for a plain white Felice tablecloth or Napkins instead of the patterned Venice. This will give a fresh look to your table and allow the greenery to pop.
  • Remember: The forks go on the left and the knives go on the right, with the sharp side of the knife pointed towards the plate. Water and/or wine glasses go just above the knife. For a more formal setting, the bread plate goes to the left of the fork.

Got any questions about styling your own tropical table?
You can email our in house stylist Nat,

Nat Nesbitt
Nat Nesbitt

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