Resource: William Yeoward on Entertaining

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William Yeoward on Entertaining is one of those books you could browse over for days, imagining having beautiful rooms and fascinating accessories, put together with flair like the author. Making a study of his work is relaxing and stimulating!

William Yeoward is known in London and around the world for with a reputation as a style-maker, retailer and designer of beautiful products for the home. His first store on the King Road, begun in 1985, ‘Yeoward’ showcased mainly antiques, objets d’art and pieces that he had designed and commissioned for his numerous design projects.

Yeoward’s store flourished while he added designs of furniture, lighting, dinner services and crystal. He now has a worldwide reputation for designing collections for the home, which include tableware, crystal, furniture, lighting, linens and other accessories. He has also written several books, including William Yeoward on Entertaining.

William Yeoward’s passion for good company and sumptuous dining is the inspiration behind the vitality, fun and elegance of his table settings and the beauty of his tableware designs for which he is internationally renowned. The imagination and style which William brings to creating a joyful atmosphere is unsurpassed.

Yeoward shares 21 inspirational table settings and delicious seasonal menus in this book. He created a penthouse supper, a city dining experience, wedding cocktails, a spring wedding, a family gathering, and a southern dinner.
Yeoward also includes a grandmother’s birthday tea, a pink tea party, and a children’s fun time, entertaining at the poolside, lunch and evening time; entertaining outdoors at the farm, almond grove, under the palms and more.

Yeoward’s eye for fabulous flowers and mood-enhancing lighting is matched by his use of unexpected, and often playful, elements. Colorfully-feather masks, snowy owls and glittering toadstools are some of the surprises you will find in the lush color photographs in this book.

This book shows tablesettings in intriguing and different locations. The two urban settings he does in black, white and green are extremely sophisticated looking. The white Christmas setting Yeoward did in white, silver and lime green has an eye-catching color scheme.

You may not entertain with the same formal accessories that Yeoward does, but you can still find ideas to adapt in his tablesettings. Get a copy to browse through the pages—enjoy!

This book is available online.

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