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Placemats--Not Just A Place To Put Your Plates
On my kitchen table, I have a plain tablecloth with a color coordinated runner. On my windows, perfectly coordinated curtains and valances. It’s lovely.
What it says about me? I appreciate complementary colors and coordinated fabrics.
What is it not? Inspired.
I have made this statement at least a hundred times while on the phone with customers:
- Your linen choices are aesthetic, which by default means they are subjective.
- What appeals to you may not appeal to me. And that is ok.
- What do you want them to say?
- What feel are you looking for?
- What environment are you trying to create?
Your home, décor, tables, wall art do not have to look like everybody else’s. So, why should your table linens?
Let’s throw a little fun into the average-everyday. Expect the unexpected.
Put out that plain solid-colored tablecloth on your dining room, kitchen table or outdoor table. Instead of white or ivory, try lemon, raspberry, aqua or black. Then put out placemats in a funky color or even better, a print. If you like birds try “Birds & Butterflies”. Maybe you have a koi pond or feature a fish tank in your home try “Coral Reef”. Perhaps you want to celebrate Mardi Gras, how about “Harlequin”?
|Birds & Butterflies||Coral Reef||Harlequin|
Other fun options for unique placemats
Over an aqua, coral or peach cloth -
|Gulf Winds||Orchid||Hydrangea Coral|
Over a Blue, green, or neutral-colored cloth:
Whatever you choose. Enjoy it. Have fun with it!