Easter table decorating: Napkin & Bouquet in Genk tips (Genk)

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As a child, Genk’s Leen Vandevoorde loved to light up her room. Now she has a whole house in which she can express her passion for interior design, decoration and design. And the table: it should be set well. “Great food tastes so much better at a nicely prepared table. “It brings a lot of fun with it,” says Lynn Vandeforde. “I really enjoy festive table decoration. My sister and friends regularly ask me to come and design the table in their house when they are having a party.” Thus the seed for Servet & Boekt was planted. Until one day, Lynn was asked to set up a table to celebrate the 50th birthday of Genk’s mayor, Wim Dris. “My sister’s girlfriend is a Cabinet employee there, and he asked me this question. It was a proverbial kick in the ass to finally do more with my passion. In addition to my job as a trainee real estate agent, I started Servet & Bouquet,” says Lynn. I dress the tables as requested. From small parties, such as Easter brunch, to company parties or weddings. In addition, I help with all your interior and decorating questions. I even came to decorate the Christmas tree. (Laugh) It’s great when I get carte blanche, but I find it hard to start from the things that are there, like the signs inside or the plates that have to be on the table. I work as a custom designer for each project.”

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Easter Holiday

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Easter is the perfect holiday to set the table well. “I always start with the base color. I build the table around that. For my Easter table I started with the terracotta wood bottom boards and panels. I love natural materials and colors. We have a nice table, so napkins in the shade to match the boards suffice. If you don’t have Nice table,you can choose a tablecloth.If your tablecloth has a colorful or crowdy print,keep the rest sober.Easter is yellow, that can certainly be added, but think outside the box and don’t go for a totally yellow table.I also always choose a humorous tone .life is already serious enough.” (Laugh)

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This is how to make an Easter table like a napkin and a bouquet:

wanted:

– Crockery and cutlery of your choice

– Bedspreads

– Decoration like tea holders, vases, eggs, flowers and candles, little chicks, painted eggs etc, egg tray

This is how you start:

– Preparation is the key. Find inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram beforehand or think carefully about what you want. Take a look at what you still have at home that you can use or would like to use.

Choose a primary color, like the clay color for the panels here, and build on that.

Terracotta panels serve as the base color.

Terracotta panels serve as the base color. © Tasja Van Rymenant

Find out what you can do beforehand, such as coloring your eggs yourself. “I only use natural dyes and color my eggs according to the Martha Steward method. Much nicer than buying them at the store.” You can learn how to do this online. For example, search YouTube for “Martha Stewart” and “egg”, and you’ll find some videos.

– Add simple items like an egg carton where you put boiled eggs. You can put some flowers in it.

A simple egg carton can also be served on the Easter table.

A simple egg carton can also be served on the Easter table. © Tasja Van Rymenant

Choose beautiful cloth napkins. You can add tissue paper by folding it into something cute, like the Easter bunnies in glasses here. You will find a lot of educational videos on the Internet (search for “folding bunny ears” and “handkerchiefs”).

Fold the tissue paper into the bunny's ears.

Fold the tissue paper into the bunny’s ears. © Tasja Van Rymenant

Flowers and candles bring the atmosphere. Don’t miss this.

Create an atmosphere with flowers, candles, and vases of different shapes and structures.

Create an atmosphere with flowers, candles, and vases of different shapes and structures. © Tasja Van Rymenant

– Give your party table a different look by choosing different shapes, such as ribbed placemats, vases, and candles.

– Choose a funny accent, like here the little Easter chicks, quail eggs, and carrots in flower vases.

The Easter bunny eye wants something, too: Add playful accents, like these carrots in a flower vase.

The Easter bunny eye wants something, too: Add playful accents, like these carrots in a flower vase.

Tip: Give each place a personal touch, as a different dried flower has been added to each napkin.

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Finally, take your time to set the table!

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