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How to master the Midsummer tablescape, according to experts

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Svenskt Tenn x Charlotte Lynggaard

From Christmas to Easter, the table setting sets the tone for any celebration and none is more important to get right than Midsummer

Midsummer is the celebration when we’re allowed to be more romantic, in both our ensembles and the decoration. Swathing summer dresses, floral crowns and rustic tablescapes set the scene for the longest day of the year.


“To say that the Midsummer tablescape is important may sound a bit pretentious,” ponders Frida Thofelt, a vintage interior trader and what can only be described as a tablescape artist. “But today it seems we’re always in a rush. We devour a tired and overpriced salad in front of the computer for lunch.” The contrast to the long hours spent around the table on Midsummer is stark. And, Thofelt adds, that extra effort to create a beautiful tablescape adds more than you would think to the occasion.