What Keeps Me "Running"

I’ve found that a good table runner is the solution to a surprising number of problems. For instance: I don’t have a maid. (A good table runner provides a little decorative pop without the upkeep of constantly having to wash tablecloths. Because my family’s plates don’t necessarily touch it, it stays tidy meal after meal.)I don’t have a decorator. (Like changing up throw pillows on a neutral sofa, switching my table runner is the fastest way to update the style of my dining area.)I have no budget for new furniture. (A table runner can elegantly mask the dings and other unsightly marks on my otherwise lovely dining room table.) I have no time for Martha Stewart fussiness. (A pretty table runner adds an element of festivity to an otherwise frill-free family dinner.) And I love these gorgeous handmade runners that the Daily Grommet team discovered from Couleur Nature. They’re the slightest bit seasonal, and not in a corny harvest-cornucopia-Santa-sweater kind of way. And, best of all, they’ll work whether your interior is classic, shabby chic, traditional, eclectic, or country. Is anyone else out there as into runners as I am?

Couleur Nature

French Design Table Runner

What Keeps Me "Running"

I’ve found that a good table runner is the solution to a surprising number of problems. For instance: I don’t have a maid. (A good table runner provides a little decorative pop without the upkeep of constantly having to wash tablecloths. Because my family’s plates don’t necessarily touch it, it stays tidy meal after meal.)I don’t have a decorator. (Like changing up throw pillows on a neutral sofa, switching my table runner is the fastest way to update the style of my dining area.)I have no budget for new furniture. (A table runner can elegantly mask the dings and other unsightly marks on my otherwise lovely dining room table.) I have no time for Martha Stewart fussiness. (A pretty table runner adds an element of festivity to an otherwise frill-free family dinner.) And I love these gorgeous handmade runners that the Daily Grommet team discovered from Couleur Nature. They’re the slightest bit seasonal, and not in a corny harvest-cornucopia-Santa-sweater kind of way. And, best of all, they’ll work whether your interior is classic, shabby chic, traditional, eclectic, or country. Is anyone else out there as into runners as I am?

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Emily
    Emily

    Actually, given the many virtues I mentioned today, maybe you'll agree that my passion for these runners is quite sane (and sensible). Looking forward to your thoughts!

  • Dennis
    Dennis
    11/3/2008 12:19 PM

    I entertain my buddies in my shop on occasion. I really like the partial covers and would like a cover for craftmen work bench. Something with hammer, wrenches, screwdrives incorporated in the pattern. All wood tones of course

  • Emily
    Emily
    11/3/2008 12:54 PM

    Funny. You know "faux bois" (that's fake wood) accessories have been big in interior design for a few seasons. There might just be something out there for you, Dennis.

  • Jules
    Jules
    11/3/2008 1:02 PM

    90% of the time I use a runner by itself on a bare table. It stays clean pretty much indefinitely through a bunch of family dinners. But sometimes for a holiday or special dinner, I will lay down a solid table cloth and put the runner on top. In that case it sometimes looks better to put the runner crosswise in the middle of the table, like a belt.

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    11/3/2008 4:38 PM

    For the first time in several years, we're hosting family this Thanksgiving. While I love to host family gatherings, I'll admit my tables never quite look like the ones I see in all those fancy magazine photos. Does anyone have suggestions about how I might use one of these runners to set a special Thanksgiving table? What kind of flowers or accents might you use? I'd love to hear your ideas!

  • Jules
    Jules
    11/3/2008 8:01 PM

    If you use the pumpkin one, I would get a mini pumpkin to put in the center of every plate. You could use a Sharpie or gold pen to write the person's name. Another fast and easy trick I use is to buy wide satin ribbon and I run a length of it between the two plates across from each other (going under the plate and hanging down two feet). You can create a nice color accent without a lot of effort. I use chocolate brown on Thanksgiving usually.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    11/3/2008 9:34 PM

    Wow, Jules! I love it. Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    11/4/2008 11:56 AM

    I have runners for everyday use to dress up my plain dining room table and buffet. I like simplicity and de-clutter, so the runner shows off my cherry furniture (it better, I paid enough for it!!) and adds some interest. I have one that is similar to the pumpkin one on my buffet right now! It is not as nice as these ones (mine is poly, even though I prefer 100% cotton). These look French-designed and sophisticated.

  • Valerie
    Valerie
    11/5/2008 9:40 AM

    The runners are beautiful and I love French textiles. However, when I clicked on the "get it now" link, it displayed the incredible options this company offers. In fact, I have been looking for a gift to give my Armenian cousin who helped me get ready for a multicultural fair at my daughter's school. Since pomegranates are considered the fruit of Armenia, I was happy to see a beautiful pomegranate apron from Couleur Nature that is on its way to my house right now - a perfect thank you gift. The other collections are just beautiful - thanks for the tip, Daily Grommet!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Couleur Nature

French Design Table Runner

What Keeps Me "Running"

I’ve found that a good table runner is the solution to a surprising number of problems. For instance: I don’t have a maid. (A good table runner provides a little decorative pop without the upkeep of constantly having to wash tablecloths. Because my family’s plates don’t necessarily touch it, it stays tidy meal after meal.)I don’t have a decorator. (Like changing up throw pillows on a neutral sofa, switching my table runner is the fastest way to update the style of my dining area.)I have no budget for new furniture. (A table runner can elegantly mask the dings and other unsightly marks on my otherwise lovely dining room table.) I have no time for Martha Stewart fussiness. (A pretty table runner adds an element of festivity to an otherwise frill-free family dinner.)

And I love these gorgeous handmade runners that the Daily Grommet team discovered from Couleur Nature. They’re the slightest bit seasonal, and not in a corny harvest-cornucopia-Santa-sweater kind of way. And, best of all, they’ll work whether your interior is classic, shabby chic, traditional, eclectic, or country.

Is anyone else out there as into runners as I am?
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Emily
    Emily

    Actually, given the many virtues I mentioned today, maybe you'll agree that my passion for these runners is quite sane (and sensible). Looking forward to your thoughts!

  • Dennis
    Dennis
    11/3/2008 12:19 PM

    I entertain my buddies in my shop on occasion. I really like the partial covers and would like a cover for craftmen work bench. Something with hammer, wrenches, screwdrives incorporated in the pattern. All wood tones of course

  • Emily
    Emily
    11/3/2008 12:54 PM

    Funny. You know "faux bois" (that's fake wood) accessories have been big in interior design for a few seasons. There might just be something out there for you, Dennis.

  • Jules
    Jules
    11/3/2008 1:02 PM

    90% of the time I use a runner by itself on a bare table. It stays clean pretty much indefinitely through a bunch of family dinners. But sometimes for a holiday or special dinner, I will lay down a solid table cloth and put the runner on top. In that case it sometimes looks better to put the runner crosswise in the middle of the table, like a belt.

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    11/3/2008 4:38 PM

    For the first time in several years, we're hosting family this Thanksgiving. While I love to host family gatherings, I'll admit my tables never quite look like the ones I see in all those fancy magazine photos. Does anyone have suggestions about how I might use one of these runners to set a special Thanksgiving table? What kind of flowers or accents might you use? I'd love to hear your ideas!

  • Jules
    Jules
    11/3/2008 8:01 PM

    If you use the pumpkin one, I would get a mini pumpkin to put in the center of every plate. You could use a Sharpie or gold pen to write the person's name. Another fast and easy trick I use is to buy wide satin ribbon and I run a length of it between the two plates across from each other (going under the plate and hanging down two feet). You can create a nice color accent without a lot of effort. I use chocolate brown on Thanksgiving usually.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    11/3/2008 9:34 PM

    Wow, Jules! I love it. Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    11/4/2008 11:56 AM

    I have runners for everyday use to dress up my plain dining room table and buffet. I like simplicity and de-clutter, so the runner shows off my cherry furniture (it better, I paid enough for it!!) and adds some interest. I have one that is similar to the pumpkin one on my buffet right now! It is not as nice as these ones (mine is poly, even though I prefer 100% cotton). These look French-designed and sophisticated.

  • Valerie
    Valerie
    11/5/2008 9:40 AM

    The runners are beautiful and I love French textiles. However, when I clicked on the "get it now" link, it displayed the incredible options this company offers. In fact, I have been looking for a gift to give my Armenian cousin who helped me get ready for a multicultural fair at my daughter's school. Since pomegranates are considered the fruit of Armenia, I was happy to see a beautiful pomegranate apron from Couleur Nature that is on its way to my house right now - a perfect thank you gift. The other collections are just beautiful - thanks for the tip, Daily Grommet!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.