William Yeoward has an international reputation as a style-maker, retailer and designer of truly beautiful home accessories and tableware. He is also a bon vivant, who loves food, entertaining and conversation, and who has turned table-setting into an art form. "Perfect Tables", William's first book, showcases 24 stunning creations that will inspire you to entertain both on a grand scale and informally. Beginning with 'The Essentials', William reveals all the elements he uses to transform plain to perfect, with advice on planning a theme and putting it together. Through four chapters - 'Special Occasions', 'Family and Friends', 'About Colour' and 'Natural Inspiration' - he offers ideas for events such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, a summer wedding, and Valentine's Day, plus more relaxed settings for a buffet supper and a children's tea party. Inspired by William's love of entertaining, "Perfect Tables" reveals the secrets behind his eye for detail and colour and provides a treasury of styling secrets and reassurance for the nervous host or hostess, together with advice on table etiquette, dealing with dining disasters, and ways to make your occasion more fun.
With clever and inspiring ideas for everything from laying cutlery, china and glassware to folding napkins and choosing flowers, William shows how attention to detail adds to the ambience of any table, making "Perfect Tables" the essential guide to laying beautiful tables for any occasion. William Yeoward has a worldwide reputation for his trademark table settings and stunning range of tableware, including crystal, lighting, linens and table accessories. He has a store on the King's Road and his tableware and crystal is distributed through sixteen major outlets in the UK. He lectures regularly and his work is frequently featured in newspapers and magazines including "The Times", the "Telegraph", "House & Garden", "Vogue" and "Homes and Gardens". He lives in London and Tetbury, Gloucestershire.