Table Compliments (482 Central Ave, Highland Park) focuses on using tableware in new and creative ways. Owner Judy Sider said that aside from the fact that people are embracing warmer shades of gray, the biggest trend she sees is a move towards renewing and refreshing what you have with well thought-out accessories.
“You don’t have to start at the beginning,” Judy said. “Little things that you add to your table or home go a long way. This lets you change the table setting without reinventing it.”
She recommends that customers show her a photo of their dining room and kitchen or bring in a sample showplace piece, like a plate, into the store. She and her staff will then provide personal table design, finding the right table linens and accessories that will work with what you have. And, she does it all at no charge.
Another trend that Table Compliments fully embraces is the move to easy-care table linens.
“I’ve found a few lines of easy-care tablecloths and they are taking off,” added Judy. “They are both beautiful and practical, so you won’t have to take linens to the dry cleaner. Easy care is our priority.”
Table Compliments features a line of polyester tablecloths that look like linen but are machine washable and best of all, are at a budget-friendly price. Another new line of linens is actually made out of vinyl and features great patterns that will spruce up any room.