Gingham Style

Well, if you've picked up on it- I like a good pun.  If you were able to put the title of today's post together (think ridiculous Korean dance song circa 2012), then props to you!  This, along with many other one-hit-wonders are just some of the ridiculous things my brain decides to remember. 

Ok- back to business.  So with the dog days of Summer right around the corner, I think everyone is craving a fresh, bright, happy space- maybe one that would pair nicely with a kiddy pool and some popsicles?  One pattern that embodies all of these things and is making its comeback at the right time is gingham!  Now, ten years ago if you had asked me if I liked gingham, I would have probably said "sure, for a picnic tablecloth?".  Now, I have an all new appreciation for this classic motif.  It has truly stood the test of time, and when done right- it can bring a breath of fresh air into a room.  Let's check out some of my favorite ways to incorporate a zing of ging'!

Design by Caitlin Wilson, Image by D Home 

Design by Caitlin Wilson, Image by D Home 

When I first saw this image- I kind of fell in love.  Caitlin Wilson knows how to marry color + pattern like no other, and these gorgeous Madeline stools embody that perfectly!  Such a statement they make- but what a happy one! Shop these stools below.

Caitlin Wilson Design Madeline Counter Stool

Caitlin Wilson Design Madeline Counter Stool

Design & Image by Kate Marker

Design & Image by Kate Marker

Now, gingham doesn't always have to be in-your-face.  Like any pattern, if it is scaled/colored appropriately, it can act more as visual texture.  Here we see a super subdued watery tone which makes these draperies quietly say "gingham", especially with the pleating.  It adds interest to an otherwise simple room.  And paired with a Wegner Wishbone chair- pure perfection!

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Gingham is not only making a major appearance in interior design.  Reese Witherspoon, the princess of Southern style is fully behind this trend too.  Here she is rocking her own Draper James Parton Check Mary Beth Halter dress.  Shop the look below.

Image via Pinterest- Source Unknown

Image via Pinterest- Source Unknown

Here we're seeing a more masculine version of gingham called a "Buffalo Check".  They are usually larger in scale and incorporate the color black.  I could totally see this bathroom right off of a men's study.  Bold, sophisticated, and timeless- check, check, check!

Image via Society Social- click to shop!

Image via Society Social- click to shop!

Oh my gosh- here is why I just love this pattern.  VERSATILITY.  Right up there we've got a majorly glam vibe with this gorgeous intense blue check combined with some leopard, some satin gold, and some classic wingbacks.  

Super excited to see more of this pattern- so fresh, fun, and stands the test of time.  And really- can work in just about any style space you put it in!'

Xo,

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