For starters if you’re handy with a sewing machine you can always sew your own using a favorite fabric. We’re loving the geo pattern featured on this DIY Tasseled Table Runner from Makers Society:
Not only is silicone easy to clean it’s heat-resistant. In other words the runner segments can double as trivets. Below we see the magic of Facet in Grey (first as a placemat then as a runner made from combined placemats):
If you are someone like Phoebe Buffay and hate the mundane appeal of the ‘factory made’ dining tables then you will surely fall in love with live-edge furniture. Check out these if you need more convincing –
In fact many design houses offer interesting napkins and tea towels while stopping short of runners. A helpful tip: visit Etsy. This online marketplace is filled with artisans who have access to unique fabrics. For example we’re loving the plus sign pattern featured on this table runner from Etsy shop KESS InHouse:
Live-edge furniture and surfaces work in a diverse range of situations and in different rooms across the home but we firmly stick to the dining space today. Natural-edge dining tables in the modern dining room do not seem out of place at all and all you need to do is find the right balance to create a fusion of textures and finishes.
This Faded Linen Table Runner from Zara Home would make a lovely base for decor in some of fall’s edgiest colors from dusty rose and wine to eggplant and navy: