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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!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fabric Series - Mad About Plaids

Plaid is always in style - Source - Yahoo Plaid Image Search
Plaids, according to the trend-setters, never go out of style - whether in home decor or clothing and accessories.  I have included a number of plaid pieces in my inventory over the years and have them in my home as well.  I am always, however, just a little nervous about plaids because in my experience people are sometimes afraid of them.  This "trend-search" was spurred by my thoughts and experiences with plaids.

Source - article in Elle Decor-  read more
Tartan plaids have been hailed as very stylish by no less than Ralph Lauren who has over the years featured a lot of these warm, cozy plaids in his furniture and accessory lines.  As I credit him with keeping crisp blue and white alive throughout the years, I give him a lot of credit for the continued interest in plaids.
Traditional but look-at-me bold, cozy yet totally cool, tartan has made its mark on furniture, accessories, and fashion alike.   
Various ways to introduce plaids into your home - Plaid Images - Yahoo Image Search

I love the French Country look here - Plaid Images - Yahoo Image Search 
 I found this interesting article about using plaids - it is longer than this excerpt - I pulled out mostly the items dealing with using plaids in upholstery - for full article -  link
Plaid never seems to go out of style in home furnishings or fashion. It is unsurprising, because plaid is extremely versatile. It can evoke either country style or chic sophistication. Here are some design ideas and products to help you to use plaid to decorate your home.

Plaid upholstery looks attractive on a chair or sofa. For a French country look, upholster a sofa in a small blue and white gingham pattern. Accessorize with a lacy coverlet or cushions.

For an unusual look, try an unexpected color combination like orange and black plaid upholstery. The contrast of a traditional pattern with unique colors is very eye-catching. A chair or sofa which is upholstered in orange and black plaid fabric can create a focal point in a room.

Other plaid soft furnishings can give a room color and warmth. For instance, a plaid coverlet or bedspread in rich red and gold colors makes a room look cozy. Replace dark plaid furnishings with lighter cotton blends in the spring and summer. Plaid is so versatile that it's easy to decorate your home with a plaid for all seasons.
Here are some plaid chairs from my current and recent inventory - I love them all!

Crisp Green and White Plaid (sold)
Bold Raspberry and Chartreuse (from Calico Corners) on Ethan Allen Settee
Rose and Green Silk Plaid on Country French Chair 
Bold Canary and White Plaid on French Style Chair (sold)
 I also have some fabrics that I've now had for some time that I have been hesitant to use - what is your opinion of these fabrics - should I go ahead and use them or toss/donate?

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