While, her name might be synonymous now with interiors, Alice Naylor-Leyland is no stranger to the world of fashion. The lifestyle influencer is renowned for having impeccable taste, and for her elaborate tablescapes. Now, her latest collection sees her team up with model and close friend Poppy Delevingne to collaborate on a beautiful line designed to elevate our everyday meals.
For those not familiar with tablescaping – the art of laying your table – what you need to know is that the trend is booming. As 2020 forced us to spend more time than ever indoors, tablescaping began to take centre stage on our Instagram feeds as we attempted to elevate our everyday meals. Leading the way was Alice Naylor-Leyland’s brand, Mrs Alice.
In fact, Alice’s reputation for laying the most beautiful tables has garnered her a legion of followers online, all desperate to know her insider tips on how to make a dining table into something spectacular. To answer that demand, she created Mrs Alice in November 2019 – the world’s first tablescape brand which offers curated sets of ceramics, linens and ornaments designed to help your table standout on even the most stylish of Instagram feeds.
Now, ‘Poppy for Mrs. Alice’ has landed, her latest collection of three new curated sets of ceramics, linens and ornaments made with Poppy Delevingne. Designed to help your table standout on even the most stylish of Instagram feeds, the collaboration perfectly fuses fashion and interiors, much like Alice and Poppy themselves. “Poppy is such a star, such a hard worker and I can’t think of someone who lights up a room more than her,” says Alice of her friend. “It’s her joyous energy and love of life that we’ve tried to distil into this collection.”
The idea came to the two fashion favourites, who first met as four-year-olds at school, as a result of spending so much time apart during lockdown. This separation taught them the significance of being able to come together and enjoy those everyday meals – albeit in beautiful, elevated surroundings. Together, they decided to create a tableware collection that celebrated the real joy of both friendship and being at home, whilst also taking the hassle out of hosting.
Comprising two elegant tablescape collections in three bold autumnal colours – teal, dusty pink and mustard – the collection takes much of its inspiration from Poppy and Alice’s shared love of Chinoiserie. In fact, the overall aesthetic takes its cue from the striking 18th century Chinese wallpaper at Alice’s Regency-style family home, Stibbington House in Cambridgeshire.
Meanwhile, the idea for the Poppy Palm Candle Holders came from their travels together to Los Angeles and their passion for the look of the Beverly Hills Hotel. “I remember discussing plate ideas and holding up table linen samples over Zooms in lockdown,” recalls Poppy about the collaboration. “To see the collection come together has been amazing. I love what Alice is doing at the forefront of the tablescaping world, as well as bringing fashion and tableware together.”
As well as these pretty palm trees, you’ll also find hand-painted china birds, velvet bows, elegant autumnal glassware and exclusive floral table linens in bold shades designed by Poppy and Alice in the collection – everything you need to elevate a table for your next dinner party. But as well as handling the aesthetics, the pair have the convenience factor covered too – time-poor hosts can simply click to buy the whole collection in their favourite colour, letting them order a beautiful, ready-made tablescape to their door. Throwing that perfect dinner party just got a lot easier…
To find out more visit mrsalice.com