At La Tavola there is no better way to dress your table in style than with linens! There are so many different types of fabrics to play with and each set their own tone. Here we are breaking down some of our favorite party pairings for you. That’s right – we are matching the fabric to the party!

Dress Your Table: All the Fabrics

Velvet – The hottest fabric of the moment, velvet is quickly becoming a classic at any style of event but often seen at high style weddings and fashionable dinner parties because of the rich style the fabric emanates off of the table.

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Cotton – A natural fiber that is soft and breathable. Cotton is the go-to at outdoor parties with an informal vibe.

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Linen – An earthy, rustic feeling fabric that is a more formal alternative to cotton. Linen is commonly seen at outdoor summer soirees.

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Organza – This sheer, thin fabric is classic at weddings, but because it’s less durable it is commonly used as an accent table for a spotlight cake or for a sweetheart table.

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Taffeta – Known to be slightly iridescent, this crisp, smooth fabric is stunning as both a stand-alone leading-linen and seamlessly paired underlay or overlay giving the table a more modern, clean look. Taffeta is super versatile – it can elevate outdoor events with its light weight feel or is a good option for indoor events that want a flowy formal vibe.

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Raw silk – A textured woven fabric of spun silk that is really popular for weddings and fundraisers. Raw or spun silk naturally has a little shine but has more movement than taffeta.

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Sequins – Sequin linens stand out and create a sexy vibe.  They are most commonly used on accent tables at weddings or award shows.

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Lace – A delicate and romantic open fabric that works great for bridal or baby showers and weddings.

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What linen is your favorite to dress your table?

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We are rounding up some of our hottest 2017 wedding trends and a few insider tips every bride should know. Here’s some highlights but be sure to check out our feature on PopSugar for more!

This year we are seeing a rise in cutout patterns and lace but not traditional lace. Sweet and lovely lace will always have it’s place but we are seeming more modern and edgy looking lace options that really give a contemporary feel to the table. Sequins are always statement making but we are especially loving them as an overlay to add more dimension and depth to the table. Sequins over velvet would be a “wow” factor or sequin patterns over a wood table will bring the rustic and glamorous together for a killer look.

Layers, Layers, Layers

In terms of colors, there’s a major a shift away from blush and more towards classic neutrals, and instead of gold, a wider array of metallics (who doesn’t love a good rose gold?!).


For all you brides getting married soon, keep in mind that doing a mock-up is super important to see how the linen is going to look at your venue. You should also consider lighting. Ask for sample linens so you can see the linen come to life at your venue.

When determining your color palette remember that you define it, your surroundings do not need to dictate your table. If you make your table the focal point, that is really what guests are going to see. So don’t stress too much about your venue’s carpet, wall color or other nearby factors.

What 2017 wedding trends do you love? We can’t wait to see all of your gorgeous weddings using our linens!


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