You’d be surprised how often we are asked this question. And we are happy to say that you can get Thomas Keller’s dinnerware here at Gracious Style.
Eating at one of Thomas Keller’s fine restaurants – like The French Laundry in Napa or per se in New York – is truly a magnificent experience. People have flown half way across the world just for that experience. But he has created a set of dinnerware that lets you re-create the experience at home — if you’ll do the cooking.
What do Le Bernardin, Fred at Barney’s, and the Mandarin Oriental Miami have in common? They’re all uber stylish, and they all use Chilewich placemats in their dining rooms.
All three shops run thousands of covers a year, which means that their tableware has to be both beautiful and practical. And because mealtimes are so busy, they all need easy ways to keep tables clean and ready. Which, when you think about it, is exactly what every home needs. We love having guests over, but instead of cringing every time little Joey and Amanda spill ketchup on the table, we’ve learned to be smart and use the same Chilewich woven vinyl placemats these beautiful restaurants use.
In the 8th arrondissement in Paris near the elegant Musee Nissim de Camondo, there’s a small shop devoted to hand-embroidered linens, like the ones the fashionable Camondos would have enjoyed during their heyday. And even though the space is small, you’ll quickly see why the Palais de l’Elysee (the official residence of the President of France), the Ritz Paris, and designer Jacques Garcia all turn to Celine Perrin-Davy’s Renaissance Paris for their custom embroidered linens.