Setting the table for your dinner party may seem like the job you give to eager guests who insist on helping, but it should be done with care and precision. Sure, you could drop a cup full of plastic forks on the table, but is that really living?
Wouldn't you rather have the kind of table that would make a butler from Downton Abbey jealous? The kind that requires a tape measure to line everything up? The kind with a bread knife and a pre-filled glass of ice water?
If these elegant concepts strike your fancy, then check out our video guide to the essential rules for a perfect table setting.