Cooler temperatures and shorter days are a sure sign that fall is on its way, ready or not. And at Kindle Living, we’re more than ready! September sees us re-inspired and revving up in anticipation of our busiest seasons. It also has us thinking about indoor/outdoor spaces and trends in décor and design. I’m not one who thinks of plaid as a fad, there are so many ways to work it that have nothing to do with the uptight, taxidermy-walled, overstuffed hunting lodges of yesteryear. There is plaid in small, subtle details, like the lining of a holiday envelope or Ralph Lauren’s Glen Plaid Crystal. There are unexpected plaids, like those on Target’s Bormioli Rocco swing-top bottles or the wrapping on a bar of Mast Brothers chocolate – perfect for hostess gifting. There are homebound plaids, like Chilewich’s floor and placemats, a cozy wallpapered nook or an upholstered daybed. The point being there are numerous options to incorporate plaid’s many virtues that are more than wrapping yourself in a tartan throw – although that’s always one of the best. So, grab your plaid – madres, gingham, tartan, glen plaid, Tattersall, check, windowpane or otherwise – and get busy. Feel free to share, we’d love to see your results.
Plaid Picnic | Unknown • Scottish hunting lodge plaid accent wall | Unknown • Rolled napkins with rosemary | Unknown • Pendleton plaid throw | Urban Outfitters • Bormioli Rocco swing-top bottles | Target • Tartan dining chairs | Unknown • Plaid dog coat | Pottery Barn • Eames chair and ottoman | Unknown • Woodsy rustic invitation set | Unknown • EU/PHORIA plaid chairs | Eumenes • Sabre Royal Stewart Tartan Utensils | Weston Table • Reading nook, Capital One Lab in San Francisco | Studio O+A Architects • Vintage Thermos Collection | Unknown • Full Kilt Carpet Tiles | Flor • Glen Plaid Crystal | Ralph Lauren • Hallway Carpet | Hotel L’Apogee Courchevel • Chocolate Bar | Mast Brothers • Assorted Blankets | Unknown • Floor and Placemats | Chilewich • Monogram Pillow | Café Press • Modern Country Daybed | Unknown • Floor Tile | New Revenna