Once you have set your table with crockery and centrepieces from OKA’s wonderful range, the other essential ingredient that contributes to a successful dinner party (after food and company of course) is the mood, which is usually achieved using clever lighting.
The impact of lighting cannot be underestimated. An undecorated space can easily be made to feel moody just through lighting, as you can focus on what you want to see and conceal what you don’t. A beautifully decorated house can be a disaster if it's badly lit or the lighting is too bright.
The key to successful lighting for all your Christmas and New Year dining is to create drama by focusing on the table. The best way to do this is with a 10° warm white LED, such as a Polespring LED which will highlight your festive centrepiece. By lighting artwork and focusing light on specific decorative features - whether a textured wall or your curtains - you can create an ideally lit scene.
John Cullen’s Lighting Design Team can help you design and execute a scheme to ensure the perfect dinner party setting. For more information, visit his website.
MOSEL GLASS TABLE LAMP
‘The Mosel Table Lamp is the perfect statement piece for your home and adds a subtle splash of colour.’
CHATEAU D’OR GLASS TABLE LAMP - EMERALD
‘I like the unique shape of this lamp and it’s textured appearance. Using coloured glass to light a room instantly adds a vibrant feel, I am especially taken with this emerald shade.’
BALUSTRADE TABLE LAMP
‘The Balustrade lamp has a curvaceous column but is also narrow enough to sit on a small side table or shelf. The natural linen lampshade that it is paired with will diffuse the light beautifully in any room.’