Two brown and white damask-patterned chairs are positioned in front a wicker ottoman creating an intimate sitting area. A low-hanging chandelier and an ornate white mirror draw the eye toward the back of the room with a few mirrored accent pieces. A distressed cabinet and blue plaid curtains give the room a more comfortable feel.
Old knit sweaters and men's flannel shirts that have been retired from your wardrobe can be given new life again as throw pillows. This trio of repurposed apparel includes a cable-knit sweater as well as a pinstriped button-up and a woodsy plaid flannel.
Upholstered chairs match the plaid cushion and blue floral throw pillows padding the built in window bench creating the quintessential, cozy breakfast nook feel. The wood table compliments wood elements used throughout the open floor design including barstools lined at the marble-topped kitchen island. Pendant lights over the island are leveled with the lamp shade chandelier above the breakfast table.
Ensure that outdoor hang-out zones are comfortable at any temperature by incorporating warm and cozy elements wherever you can. Here, oversized pillows on the rocker and piled on the deck invite leisurely lounging, and a plaid wool throw not only looks pretty, but offers an extra layer of warmth. Of course, there’s also the hot tub to really warm up!
This spectacular rustic-modern living room, from the HGTV Dream Home 2014, features a soaring A-frame ceiling and a striking wall of windows that showcases a wide grove of pine trees. Along with a modern gray-and-yellow palette, the space riffs on traditional cabin touches like exposed wood beams, plaid upholstery, and a classic rocking chair in high-gloss lemon.
Natural light illuminates this clean and simple boy's closet and reading nook with blue walls. A green striped pull-up curtain adds a colored design matched by green plaid ties hanging from the necks of the moose head and antelope head wall fixtures. A pair of metal grate chairs sit under the wall decor outside the window seat.
An icy blue four-drawer dresser is used to display a small purple floral bouquet inside a brown pot, a stuffed monkey and a handful of Dr. Seuss books, while above hangs a large white mirror in which you can see the reflection of a blue and purple plaid valance. The color schemes compliment the purple hue of the room walls.
Birch branches are great for adding height to an area and also creating a more architectural look. For a masculine approach to holiday decorating, combine birch branches with cedar and pine cuttings in a rustic vessel or ice bucket. Here, a vintage camping container adds a touch of woodsy plaid to the organic arrangement.
This spacious, country style kitchen doubles as a casual office space with a built-in, wood desk that sits in front of stunning bay windows. A metal pot rack hangs over a marble-topped kitchen island creating a lovely focal point while also adding storage space. Bright white cabinets with black hardware complement the black and white, plaid striped walls nicely.
A custom tablecloth made using dark-toned wool tartan sets a soft, warm base for the look. To create your own no-sew tablecloth, find a heavy-weight plaid at your fabric store and create a clean edge using an iron and seam tape.
Mint green, coral and soft blue create a pleasing pastel color palette. A large tufted coffee table with green stripes compliments the wall coloring. Coral striped chairs, green plaid chairs and a white sofa face into the centered coffee table. Decorative throw pillows and table lamps spread the pink hue from the chairs to the opposite side of the room for a finished design.
The natural wood finish of this dining table fits beautifully with the hardwood floor below. The table legs feature decoratively sanded shaping. A trio of bulbs encased in glass with a black rim hangs above. Black chairs line the long side of the table, and plaid upholstered chairs add extra flair at each end.
Although the armchair is traditional in style, the upholstery fabric pattern is modern. Many designers suggest updating traditional pieces with modern fabrics to create a style referred to as updated traditional; conversely, some modern furniture pieces can be made more traditional with strong graphic patterns such as plaid, tartan and stripe.
Snow covered trees, the crisp winter air, firewood crackling in the fire place. If that sounds like your perfect Christmas night, then consider decorating your tree with a woodland theme. Natural elements, such as DIY wood burned ornaments and handmade wooden garland, are right at home next to plaid ribbon and burlap texture.
The dining room in this space embraces the cabin's modern roots. With the exposed beams in the ceiling, the natural wood table and the plaid dining chairs, the space is very cabin-esque. However, Trista adds some modern accents, such as the chandelier and the artwork on the walls, to incorporate some of the modern touches that the family like so much.
When it comes to tree skirts, why not think outside the box? Consider a square tree skirt made from unexpected holiday materials, such as menswear fabric, rather than the round versions found in retail stores. This tree skirt, designed by Britany Simon, features a black-and-red plaid pattern and measures 4-feet-by-4-feet.
A watercolor canvas gives soft decoration to the pale blue wall color. Vintage light fixtures frame the painting adding a warm glow to the cool toned design. A wood table is set up as the working desk with space for a laptop, books and personal decorative touches. A white chair is upholstered at the seat with a soft floral fabric while the back opening displays a gray plaid pattern.
Creating a family-friendly hang out space that’s comfortable AND durable is easier than you think. This combination of sofa and chairs around a round table make the most of a small space. The disparate set was transformed into a kid-friendly space by simply upholstering the second-hand sofa and chairs in the same preppy plaid. A busier pattern holds up better to spills and crafting mishaps better than a solid fabric would.