Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mad for Plaid

December 2, 2009

The Tartan pattern has been all the rage this fall and we are seeing this classic print in everything from accessories, fashion, furniture, & tabletop. The tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-cross horizontal & vertical bands in varying colors & widths. It is best known as a Scottish classic and can be traced back to the Fifth Century. I find that absolutely amazing! Each pattern represents different Scottish families. Basically each family wears their own flag as their signature print. Wouldn't you love your own signature print?? Well this is what we did at The Mansion. In the picture below is a room we call "The Pub Room" and we replicated the owner of The Mansion's family tartan. We had it painted on the wall and quite often people ask if it is wallpaper. I think this is an extremely personal & fun way to display your families history! When plaid is used in a room it gives a nice bold pattern & creates a sense of warmth that is always nice to cozy up to. Whether or not you have Scottish roots you can still enjoy this beautiful pattern.

Photos: Baker Furniture, Ralph Lauren, Anthropologie, William Sonoma, Elle Decor

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