We love pretty much everything about Lisa and Alex's Montreal house tour, but the detail that's really remained with us is the way they covered their table in a woven rug. It's a warm, unexpected approach that sent us on a search for other out-of-the-ordinary ideas for tablecloths and runners...As Lisa mentions in this post, using rugs on the table was common in early American homes. In her home, a worn but clean rug protects the tabletop from everyday use, while a regular tablecloth comes out for dinner parties.
For a table runner, try repurposing a scarf or using an unexpected material, like felt. We also like the idea of using decorative paper to dress up a party table, either as placemats or a runner. For more ideas, click here.