Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Beauty of Grey & White

I have always enjoyed using vibrantly colored French tablecloths but there are many occasions where a neutral palette works beautifully too. Over the years, I've experienced customers who come to my shop having searched far and wide for that perfect tablecloth color. Lately, I have been able to present one current color trend which addresses their dilemma: grey and white.

I've seen this color trend grow over the past two years in both tablecloth lines I carry.  Each year more designs have been introduced with gradations of white, grey, graphite, and black.  I've discovered that these hues make it much easier to coordinate with contemporary and traditional decors. Numerous china patterns also seem to work well.

Using a full length tablecloth is not the only way to create the perfect setting. There are also several table runner designs that can create a unique look as well.

Here are several options I would recommend from the tablecloth experts, Le Jacquard Francais and Garnier-Thiebaut, two of the oldest and most prolific jacquard-looming mills in France. Their designs are always stunning and unexpected, and having personally used them myself for many years I can attest to their beauty and longevity. Can you tell I am passionate about them? You bet!

Take a peek below. Can you see any of these lovely designs working in your home? My favorite in is Villa Toscane as seen above and also in this table runner version here.

 Villa Toscane Table Runner in Marble


  1. Inspirational tablecloth decor! Love the array of textures and patterns
    used in creating these stunning ~ set the stage ~ tablecloths! Thanks
    for sharing!

  2. Thank you, Janet. These tablecloths certainly are inspirational! Appreciate your comments. BTW, love your beautiful website as well. The Wood Key Handcrafted Fine Furnishings is really lovely! Thanks again for connecting. Others should definitely check out your site: