We are really tough on our things.

And I’m not just talking about the kids. Well, okay, I’m not talking at ALL about Mike. It’s me. And the kids. AND the dog. WE’RE tough on our things. We drip, we spill, we drop. Remember the ape from that 1970’s American Tourister luggage commercial? That’s us (again, NOT Mike.).

So it’s essential that everything we purchase is sturdy, durable and most importantly – easy to clean.

But I also want things that are well-designed and look great too.

Cue Chilewich.

Sandy Chilewich founded Hue hosiery and then went on to develop the iconic “Ray” line of bowls, boxes and trays. She now heads up her namesake company, which brilliantly weaves vinyl material into stylish, functional and VERY durable placemats, floor mats and other home accessories.

We have several of her placemats and floor mats and they always get lots of compliments – especially the acid green, ovoid-shaped mat in the powder room.

They hold up exceptionally well, and have remained stain-free and intact for years now.

My next Chilewich? I think this:

photo credit: chilewich.com

Or maybe this:

photo credit: chilewich.com

And possibly this:

photo credit: chilewich.com

Happy Friday!

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  1. jodi on February 10, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Gorgeous bath mat! Where did you get it?

    • sheri silver on February 10, 2012 at 7:47 am

      I can’t remember if I got that one directly from the web site or from Crate and Barrel – try both!

  2. Lisa Sperling on February 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Wow – thank you for the introduction to Chilewich! I had never heard of them, but love their collection! We’ve been looking for a thinner (and more durable) door mat, and I think I just found it 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    • sheri silver on February 10, 2012 at 8:44 am

      These are perfect – we, too, needed thin yet durable mats and love these! Have a great weekend too; thank you! 🙂

  3. Barbara on February 10, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I love the look of this line. Have never heard of it so will go check it out. If something isn’t beautiful or useful in my home – I’ve been gettin rid of it – these seem to fit both.

    • sheri silver on February 10, 2012 at 8:43 am

      They do! They do! 🙂

  4. Meri on February 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I love the bath mat and I must have that iPhone case!

    • sheri silver on February 10, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Twinsies! 🙂

  5. jenny - Sugar Loco on February 10, 2012 at 8:35 am

    The bag is super cute!!

    • sheri silver on February 10, 2012 at 8:43 am

      I know! I want all of them – in every color! 🙂

  6. Zoe Denahy on February 10, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Have many Chilewich products on floors and tabletops!

    • sheri silver on February 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Of course you do. 🙂

  7. AmberLee on February 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    love the shots of your table and house. so pretty. and i NEEDED to know this, I have one set of sad lonely placemats that never get taken out b/c I’m positive we’ll ruin them. can’t wait to check it out.

    • sheri silver on February 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks so much! I think you’ll love them – even more because you’ll actually USE them! 🙂

  8. Hotly Spiced on February 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Very nice. Would love to get some – my place mats could do with an upgrade. Love your wine glasses too. Must get some of those too. Have a great weekend, Sheri.

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