Mad For Plaid

Maybe it's the cool weather that's finally moved in. Maybe it's because Christmas is just a few weeks away. Whatever the reason, I'm feeling particularly attracted to plaids and tartans lately.

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Scot Meacham Wood's apartment that was featured in House Beautiful a few years ago is a favorite and makes me love plaid even more. It has a comfortable, collected appeal. The aesthetic is an updated take on English country.

Plaids and tartans add instant warmth.

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Antiques and plaid are perfect partners, again, creating an English country feel.

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Which is not to say that plaids couldn't work in a modern setting.

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Plaid and leopard? It can be done.

As can plaid and pink!

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I love the plaid headboard and pillows combined with the floral coverlet below.

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In fact, plaids and florals are perfect partners!

Here's more English country - plaid chairs and floral chairs - about as comfortable as it gets.

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What do you think? Will you be adding some plaid to your winter decor?

Justin Wood

JPW Design Studio, California

Minimalist Website Designer