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The latest additions to The Designed Table’s collection of table linens and accessories offer the perfect autumn update to your tablescape… plus the ideal gift for someone special

Set the scene for autumnal entertaining with new tablecloths, runners and napkins from The Designed Table by Tara O’Connor in vibrant prints and rich shades of orange, yellow, red and green, complemented by contemporary napkin rings, placemats and candlesticks for an elegant tablescape you can tailor to your own personal style. Also new to the range is a Tablescape in a Box gift set, complete with all the essentials to dress the perfect table.

Autumn is settling in, and with it enters a new mood… Inspired by the changing colours of the leaves, the low-lying sun, and that crisp air that rolls in this time of year, Tara O’Connor has once again turned to nature to design her latest additions to The Designed Table collection.

“I love entertaining all year round, gathering friends and family around the table, but there is something about autumn that just sparks this new energy for bringing people together to share a feast and good company,” says Tara O’Connor. “Celebrating the harvest and the great indoors, or enjoying one last al fresco lunch on a warm September day… That’s what this season brings to my mind, and I hope these new pieces inspire others to spend some time sitting down to dine together, really savouring the best fresh, seasonal ingredients.”

Just in time for September is a range of new tablecloths, runners and napkins in a warm colour scheme of autumnal oranges, yellows, reds and greens in vibrant new prints, including an orange take on The Designed Table’s bestselling Dahlia pattern, a Bamboo print, and an Autumn Floral, featuring rich yellows, cyan, pinks and orange flowers. There’s also a White and Navy Printed Scalloped Edge runner, napkins and tablecloth for a contemporary, two-toned look.

New table accessories include a set of three Palm Tree candlesticks made from aluminium with an antique brass finish – adding the perfect texture to any table. Fresh napkin rings include coral red beaded options, elegant silver rings with brass edging, and a wooden pumpkin napkin ring for the perfect autumnal finish. A new grass placemat with black edging and natural interior will be launched early-October just in time for Halloween, too.

“I had fun designing these new pieces, and I hope people will have fun setting their tables over the coming months, playing with different colour combinations and settings,” adds Tara. “Tablescaping is something to be enjoyed, to allow your own creativity to take hold. Don’t be afraid to try new looks to see what works for you and your home.”

Looking for a special gift for someone who loves to entertain? Or need a little help deciding on what accessories to pair with your chosen tablecloth? The Designed Table’s newly launched Tablescape in a Box comes complete with an entire look for the table, with a tablecloth, placemats, napkins and napkin rings in quantities to suit 6, 8 or 12 people and is available in the Hydrangea, Jaipur Poppy Print, Check Collection and the new Navy Scallop print (which also includes a runner). Designed and curated by Tara O’Connor, and lovingly packaged and delivered to the recipient’s door, it’s the ultimate one-click gift purchase that is sure to bring a big smile on someone’s face and be cherished and enjoyed for many years to come.

As well as these latest pieces, returning shoppers to The Designed Table will discover recently launched linens and accessories in vibrant prints, including the Poppy Jaipur and Blue Lotus Flower Jaipur tablecloths, complemented by new napkins in rose pink, light blue and orange, which all work beautifully with the new autumn range.

With an extensive range of tablecloths, runners, and cotton linen napkins in vibrant colours and elegant prints, complemented by a unique range of table accessories like placemats, candlesticks and napkin rings in a selection of quality materials to suit both formal and casual dining, The Designed Table’s collection is designed to work interchangeably, offering versatility and variation to suit the occasion.

Every piece in The Designed Table collection is designed by Tara in Ireland and made in India by Fairtrade certified artisan manufacturers.

The new collection is available to order now at Prices start from €40 for a set of four cotton napkins; €29 for a set of four napkin rings; €65 for a set of Palm Candlesticks candlesticks; €55 for a linen/cotton table runners; €15 for a grass placemat; and while tablecloths start at €110.

Let The Designed Table inspire you to set the scene for a magical autumnal feast that will bring friends and family together.

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