Styling Idea # 47 Tarten

INSPIRATION FOR THIS POST

I’m slow to jump on the show so excuse me- but I have been coveting tartan for a while now. Watching Mrs Drapers’ kitchen in Mad Men is perfect if you ask me. Not into wallpaper from the 50’s? Check this out…

 

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TRANSLATION: TRY THIS AT HOME

  • I’m loving the chairs being upholstered in a tartan- adds a surprise over the table!
  • Remember cushions, tablecloths and rugs always add a pattern in a non-committal way- avoid lampshades (unless you have a quirky vintage base and that is look you are after)
  • Caramels, greens, reds, greys, chocolate, blue and white- lots of tartan combo’s for lots of different styles.
  • Think about throwing a traditional tartan rug over all white bed linen.
  • Blue and black tartan suits the current black and white trends and looks more modern.
  • I would love to try tartan curtains or at least a valance- perhaps a structured valance to add a pop of retro colour to a kitchen.
  • Include tartan when mixing prints- try floral, tartan, strip and animal print on scatter cushions.
  • Avoid red and green tartans or anything that resembles your old school uniform- it is hard to get past.
  • Tartans are a good pattern options that can be relatively gender neutral so it can be good in main bedrooms or kids nursery over florals.
  • Be aware of the retro nature of this print- if you incorporate it in retro shapes you will create a vintage look (retro shape chairs for example) if you use it in contemporary styles it will look modern- this is entirely up to you.
  • For a fun playful look without too much commitment add a tartan table cloth with a retro vase and flowers. HELLO SPRING!!
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One Comment to “Styling Idea # 47 Tarten”

  1. LOVE TARTAN…LOVE LOVE LOVE…It;s the sex pistols in me that i just can’t gte rid of!! xx

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