Stylish placemats are ideal for a casual chic event. I look for placemats that are easy to clean like the ones made by Chilewich. The Spring/Summer 2011 is filled with beautiful patterns. I am partially fond of the driftwood pattern from the faux-bois series. It is superb against modern white tableware. There is also a faux birch and a faux walnut.
The Fade Print collection is available in 8 colors from stone tones (slate, brownstone, onyx) to bold hues like fuschia, aruba (turquoise), and cucumber. Just looking at the cucumber, make me dream of a summer picnic.
The Oval Mini Basketweave tablemats will please the modernists. I love it! I like to know who made these cute pastel bowls.
Finally, you can now get stainless steel napkin rings with an inlay made of a strip of the classic mini basketweave pattern. It’s a nice touch. The placemat is called Kono. Placemats come as a square or a rectangle and there is a matching table runner.
+ Driftwood / Faux-bois tablemat $12 USD
+ Fade Print tablemat $16.50 USD
+ Oval Mini Basketweave tablemat $16 USD
+ Stainless Steel Napkin Ring $18 USD
+ Kono tablemat – square $13, rectangle $15, runner $47 USD