Placemats, Table Covers and More: Stunning & Sustainable
Interior designers can save their commercial clients hours of overhead costs with the use of innovative products. One such product is employing hand-painted canvas placemats, table covers and coasters for restaurants and hotels.
We have all heard the saying, “Time is money.” Imagine a company employing 200 machine workers who arrive each morning to turn on their machines, waiting five minutes for the machines to warm up. That equates to 1,000 minutes, or 16.5 hours every day, spent before workers can start production! (True case, a worker suggested that one person come in early and turn all the machines on so they’d be ready when the other 199 came to work).
Now imagine a restaurant with 60 tables, and the time it takes to lay a table cloth, take it off, take it to be laundered – wash, dry, iron, fold and lay out again. And that’s several tablecloths per table per day!
It takes time, water, laundry soap and electricity, adding up to a significant cost over a period of weeks, months and years. Isn’t there a far more economical and eco-friendly solution? Indeed: canvas placemats.
Custom Table Décor: Home, Hotel & Restaurant
Laurel’s Originals offers canvas table mats available for both home and commercial use. Our placemats, table mats, table runners and coasters can be made to order using colors and designs that work with a room’s ambiance, furniture upholstery, tables and décor. The option exists to have a different design on either side of a placemat. Voilá! The value has doubled; these would work with a cheery morning or daytime motif and that of an elegant or evening design.
5 Leaf Hotel: Finca Rosa Blanca
Such was the desire of our client, Finca Rosa Blanca Inn, a Five Leaf Sustainability Certified hotel in Costa Rica. Their concern for the use of water and other resources to maintain the quality of the ambience in their restaurant, El Tigre Vestido, led them to purchase our placemats and matching coasters.
Using our technique of leaf pressing with selected design choices, we created a variety of colors in subtle tones around the edges of the placemats where the design can be most appreciated. To add a little pizazz, we used a rectangular shape but rounded the edges. Custom work allows us to create a shape and size for any table.
From the lovely outdoor seating area at El Tigre Vestido restaurant, overlooking the lush coffee plantation and tropical gardens, the rich varnish of the wood tables seemingly frames the placemats and coasters with their natural tones of olive green and beige; a lovely montage of colors and nature come together for a dining and visual experience. For this sustainable hotel and restaurant, the time, water, and energy saved is not only an economical advantage but consideration for the environment as well.
Shopping for Table Runners, Coasters, Placemats?
Our hand painted table décor items are available in a wide range of colors and designs or customized. If you are interested in placemats, table runners, coasters from Laurel’s Originals, please leave a comment below and let us know.
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