I am by no means a design expert, but I think there are a core set of patterns and prints that would be considered universal. Toile, plaid, floral – these are the classic standards that seem always be woven into a home. However, I think there are a new set of prints that could be called “modern classics” including imperial trellis, chevron and my personal favorite ikat.
I think ikat is one of those patterns that is timeless, effortless chic and can be used in some many different ways in a home. I am currently having a tablecloth and runner made from this ikat fabric that I picked up on Fabric.com for $5.95 a yard!.
However, like Mae West said “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful,” so I am going into a bit of ikat overload for my holiday tables. I am currently in a deep love affair with these ikat napkins from Coldwater Creek. They are currently on sale for $13.95 for a set of four.
I think these napkins are PERFECT for a holiday table setting. I love the two different greens and the band of brown. I can totally see these on a table with a frette patterned tablecloth, bone china and a centerpiece using poinsettias to play up the holiday scheme.
I am also partial to this set of ikat napkins from Pomegranate. I think the warm ochre color is the perfect complement to a table set with Tiffany blue and gray plates. Tuck these napkins into a set of vintage opaline blue goblets (my other obsession as of late) and you have the makings for a beautiful and stunning tablescape. These napkins are currently on sale for $28.99 for a set of four.
My orders for both sets of napkins are already in and here is hoping that at least one set gets to me before Thanksgiving! I am busily planning my tablescape for dinner and think I have everything down. So what is your table going to be for the holidays? I would love to share pictures of your holiday tablescapes, so send me a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org.