A Runner to Smarten the Table


Skip the tablecloth, or even the place mats. These new linen runners, nearly 8-feet long (90 inches) and 16-inches wide, will smarten your holiday table the way a great belt or tie might enhance your outfit. They come in autumnal tones — “merlot” and “curry” — with contrasting edging, but if your tastes are more neutral, there’s also “oat.” And they won’t break the budget. The runners are a collaboration between Hedley & Bennett, which makes aprons and chef wear, and Parachute, a home goods company.

Table runners, $49, Parachute Home, 129 Grand Street (Crosby Street), parachutehome.com, hedleyandbennett.com.

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