If you showed your Magic 8 Ball the setup you entertain with (mismatched plates, ratty runner), you can bet on an “outlook not so good.”
A sure thing for a beautiful table: Echo Park painter Rachel Craven’s new collection of soft, 100 percent linen textiles.
Entitled Circles, Arrows, and Dots, the line is a harbinger of hip entertaining. Using carved stamps, Craven block-prints each tablecloth, napkin, and runner with artful clusters of (no surprise here) circles, arrows, and dots. The paint is nontoxic, so you can rest easy while you chow down.
And if alfresco dining is “decidedly so,” her linen scarves (adorned with neon green arrows) offer fashionable respite from spring’s chilly nights.
Will we be wearing one? All “signs point to yes.”
Photo: Katrina Dickson / Courtesy of Rachel Craven