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Christmas with The Hunted Yard, Australian owned and operated by two inspiring women, who bring artistic rawness and refinement to events. With a shared love for finding the beauty in wilderness, we go inside their creative space to share with you some tips on how to put together an effortlessly executed pre-Christmas tablescape. Using simply re-purposed props from Collective Hire, discover how a love of neutral layers and understated spreads can achieve the perfect candlelit dinner in time for the festive season.



Mood makers, The Hunted Yard show us how simplicity is done best with completely accessible material and treasurable finds. Source old linen around the home, layer it with old cheese cloths and surface the contrasting textures across the table. Adorn the table with some re-used candles, antique holders, spray paint your unwanted Christmas balls with accents of gold and grab a handful of aged branches from the backyard to place in vases and adorn the table with.


When it comes to grazing boards, The Hunted Yard re-invent the classic wooden cheese board stand with some discoloured and mismatching tiles. Use the tiles as holders to mount all of your cheeses, favourite nibbles, grapes and dips onto. Don’t shy away from a generous serving of almonds and nuts to fill in the spaces and crackers to add to the textural palette.


 What is the best piece of advice you have received? Or given?

 “Whatever happens happens. Go with the flow and everything happens for a reason.”

What is your go-to music while creating?

“We love everything, mainly old school music. We love to sing horribly until we are both in the biggest belly of laughter and it takes our mind off the stress. A song that manages to come on the playlist is Wicked Game by Chris Isaak”


Now tell us how we can create with you?

 “We’ve been doing dried floral arrangement workshops for the last couple of months and we’ve had a huge response for wanting to learn and create your own Christmas wreaths. It’s $150 per person with 20 people per class, you get to choose your own colour palette and take it home with you! You can use the Christmas wreaths as a table piece, or any form of decoration, it doesn’t have to be specifically for Christmas, it can be used all year around”

To find out more head to @thehuntedyard or https://www.thehuntedyard.com.au/ for further enquiries and class enrolments. 

Credits to:

Location: @studio.ankh

Props: @thecollectivehire

Event stylists: @thehuntedyard