Stylish contemporary placemats aren’t easy to find, so we’re especially taken with this mod-inspired Engineered Squares design by Chilewich. It features a subtle gradation of tones over a 12-square grid.
Made in the US and measuring 14” x 19”, the woven vinyl placemats contain a special antimicrobial protection designed to inhibit the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew—and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Shown here in a summery, pool-like azure, they are also available in garnet, gold, green, gray, light gray, steel, and pale orange. Priced at $16.50 per placemat at La Dentelliere in Scarsdale (914-723-2902; ladentelliere.com). Also available: coordinating table runners. For more info: chilewich.com.