It’s so fascinating to me how design and fashion constantly re-use patterns, styles and colors from years past. It’s like the circle of life in the design industry. Just when you think you will never see it again, something such as chintz has been re-introduced to us in a new way that makes us all gasp for air and want it in our next project.
Enter the use of plaid. Now plaid is a pattern that has never completely gone out of style. However, it has been clearly evident to me over my recent trips to the Chicago merchandise mart and to High point market…that plaid is back and back with a vengeance!
Call me crazy...but I think a certain-sexy redhead Outlander Jamie Fraser and that kilt he wears so flawlessly (is it getting hot in here!?) may have a little something to do with the Tartan craze. I mean, how could you not want to put plaid all over your house after seeing how well he wears it!
All jokes aside, plaid is a very versatile pattern that can be dressed up or down. This little pattern has been around for ages, telling a story with each and every pattern. It can be used as a beautiful tailored drapery panel, fun pillows, or something so stunning as a full sized sofa. Whatever the capacity of plaid in a space, it's sure to immediately create a warm and cozy look!
Below are some of my favorite products and application of Plaid that I have found during my recent trips and sourcing items for clients.
This vingette took my breath away at the Ralph Lauren Showroom in High Point. The setting is timeless and so luxurious without being stuffy. I adore it!