Irwin Weiner ASID - Today's featured design video is all about the latest trends in tabletop decor from 41 Madison, the Manhattan showroom building chock-a-block with vendors specializing in helping designers and homeowners achieve perfect tablescapes.
Besides a lively debate from interior designers about the merit of placemats and tablecloths, the video also highlights the trends in patterns and colors (yes, this year, it's all about bold color and color blocks, although when is it not about color?). Click on the 41 Madison link to explore their amazing roster of vendors, and click on the various photos in this article to check out other tabletop available from a variety of designers and retailers.
On the issue of placemats versus tablecloths for setting a great table, I think there's a place for both, along with placesettings set directly on a beautiful table surface. Why have strict rules when it should be all about theater, drama, and having fun with entertaining and everyday mealtime?