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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Trend Alert - Houndstooth Fabric

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I love the crisp look of houndstooth fabric and have used it recently on a number of pieces of refurbished upholstered furniture.  I was intrigued by its definition and history and this is what I found out:

One can easily tell houndstooth fabric by its distinctive broken checks and four pointed shapes. This fabric was traditionally woven of black and white wool in the lowlands of Scotland. It got its name because the pattern resembles that of the jagged back teeth of hound dogs. In the 1930s and '40s, houndstooth fabric became very popular. Now designers use houndstooth for that vintage or retro look Read more: What Is Houndstooth Fabric? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6192646_houndstooth-fabric_.html#ixzz1wgqNmOBm
Here's a great do-it-yourself chest of drawers in a houndstooth pattern that I just found today and placed on my DIY pinterest board.

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And here is a great example of a houndstooth piece found on eBay or on Wydeven Design website link to site in one of this year's favorite colors - sea foam blue!
Pair of David Long Modified Wingback Chairs in Seafoam Blue and Cream Houndstooth (at my upholsterer's shop).
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