Home: Table Styling With Amara


Home Renovations

So, where were we last time we spoke? Oh that’s right, we were ripping down the ceiling and trying to make it seem ‘romantic’ (remember the renovation scene in Ghost?) by wearing matching boiler suits. Regular readers might remember I compared it to being gunked on a children’s TV show; with 150 year old dust and grot, rather than lime green slime. There was no Pat Sharp in the room, nor a cockerel crowing telling me I had won the Power Prize, but we did it! When we were done, we did ‘cheered’ our crowbars together and said ‘Crowbars up!’…. just like the baddies in Home Alone. On that note, I’m not sure when my Saturdays went from partying with drag queens, to boiler suits and crowbars.


Entrance Hall

Anyhoooo, once the ceiling was down, the builders came along spent a good couple of weeks covering everywhere with plasterboard, plaster, paint and installing lots of tech into the ceiling; access points, speakers and Hive. It sounds insane to think that we have spent so much time and money working on an entrance hall, but it’s an unusually big reception room and a huge feature of the house. It has a 7foot fireplace, wood panelling throughout and a huge ornate wood staircase, so it was important to us this room was restored to it’s full glory. It’s note quite there yet, but it’s really starting to come together. We have even started picking our lighting (it turns out I have expensive taste) and I’m trying to convince my boyfriend that some kind of giant sculpture in the middle of the room will look amazing…. wish me luck!


That’s So VSCO

We spent the entire easter holiday laboriously ripping up the carpet on the stairs and sanding down each and every step. It took forever, but I have to admit by the end, it looked pretty good. It looked very ‘VSCO’, if I had *that* kind of instagram account, I would have been able to ‘gram it up a storm, but I don’t so I put it on my twitter instead, a girl has to stick to her theme! If you check this tweet (And this tweet) you can see the stairs for yourself and if you follow me on Instagram, you will see the progress as it happens in my stories. We are thinking of eventually painting the stairs white and having carpet runners down the middle of them. Fancy, eh?


The Good Bit

Finally, It’s taken us a long time to get here, but we are finally able to start thinking about the fun bit, accessorising! This weekend we headed out to one of our favourite antique shops to scope out some furniture and bits n bobs. We came home armed with retro board games and a pretty amazing vintage sideboard with a record player built into it (I know right?!). We have also done a fair bit of online shopping and picked up some amazing lamps, glasswear and rugs. But the things I am most excited about is the kitchenware we have acquired. We are now the proud owners of the most beautiful Fornasetti crockery I have ever seen (see images) and the most instagrammable cutlery in the world! I’ll be sharing more images of everything as it happens, so do keep an eye out for my twitter and IG stories, but in the mean time… how HOT is my table looking?!


Shop The Post

Cutipol Rondo Gold Cutlery Set

Fornasetti Occhio Square Ashtray

Fornasetti Tema e Variazioni Coaster – No. 334

Fornasetti Tema e Variazioni Plate no. 178

Fornasetti Tema e Variazioni Plate no. 181

Sheepskin Cushion (similar)

Fornasetti Ortensia Candle

Fornasetti Bacio Candle 















  1. April 21, 2017 / 8:23 am

    Such beautiful crockery and I love the gold cutlery too. You have amazing taste so I can’t wait to see more of your home as t comes together.

    Laura x


  2. April 21, 2017 / 8:25 am

    I love the sound of the vintage sideboard with the record player built into it! xx


    • fashionforlunch
      April 21, 2017 / 11:44 am

      It’s so good! I can’t wait to show more pics!

    • fashionforlunch
      April 21, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Thank you so much! So glad you like it!!!!

    • fashionforlunch
      April 21, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Thank you! So glad you like!!!!

  3. April 21, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Those plates are so pretty I wouldn’t even want to put food on them!

    • fashionforlunch
      April 21, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Thank you! So glad you like them!!!

  4. April 21, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Oh this is just unbelievably gorgeous! You are so inventive. It’s like it was made for your table! Matches the cushion!!! xxx

    • fashionforlunch
      April 21, 2017 / 3:15 pm

      It sooooo matches the cushion! thank you so much!!! I’m so happy with it! such a fan of them! Can’t wait to see what you do next!!

  5. April 21, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    I bet you can’t wait to buy all the accessories and make it feel more homely!

    • fashionforlunch
      April 21, 2017 / 5:52 pm

      I actually can’t!!!!!!

    • fashionforlunch
      April 21, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      Thank you so much!!!!

  6. April 21, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    I cannot wait to see pics of this sideboard it sounds amazing x

  7. April 22, 2017 / 1:51 am

    DUUUDE, I want to see a full before and after when the whole things done! You have amazing taste and I can already tell your home is going to make me jealous haha! 🙂

    • fashionforlunch
      April 22, 2017 / 8:44 am

      Aw thank you babe!!! It’s so exciting it’s finally cracking on! And thank you on the taste compliments!!!! I know my picks aren’t for everyone!!!!!
      I can’t wait to see your New house! X

  8. April 22, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    Your crockery is just amazing, I wouldn’t expect anything less from you!

    • fashionforlunch
      April 23, 2017 / 8:15 am

      Thank you sweetie!!!!!

  9. April 24, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Swooning over that crockery! When can I come for tea!

    • fashionforlunch
      April 24, 2017 / 11:23 am

      As soon as you would like!!!!!

  10. April 24, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    It must be so lovely to work on a whole house! I remember when I got my first bedroom for myself earlier this year, and decorating the whole thing has been such a pleasure <3

    • fashionforlunch
      April 25, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      ah it is so lovely! thank you for stopping by!

  11. April 24, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I need those plates. NEED! Neeeed!!! Beautiful pics as always x

  12. April 24, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Oh god the visuals in this post are just ughhhh!!! So beautiful! I really love those candles, the one with the little bee so cute! How do you find such gorgeous things? I can’t wait to see the pictures when the renovation is complete!xx


    • fashionforlunch
      April 24, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Thank you so much! And I shop a lot! I can’t wait to share the final pics!!!!!

    • fashionforlunch
      April 24, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Thank you so much tamzin xxxx

  13. Dena Jayne (@denajaynex)
    April 25, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I’ve loved seeing little snippets over on Instagram! I’m obsessed with those plates & the cutlery!

    Dena | Dena Jayne | Bloglovin xo

    • fashionforlunch
      April 25, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      Thank you so much!!!! xxxxxx