Mad About Plaid!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents plaid tartan to inspire interior design fashion and tabletop style

One of my favorite designs is plaid…particularly, tartans.  From fashion to interior design, antiques to tabletop, there is never too much plaid for this designer!  One of my favorite plaid resources that I would like to share with you is a very lovely book called Tartan-Romancing the Plaid by Jeffrey Banks and Doria De La Chapelle.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashionThis is certainly a must for your “Collected Library”!  This beautiful volume gives an entertaining history of this design motif and has such lovely photography of tartans in design, fashion , travel, art, and history.  Images of plaid just bring me such pleasure and I use them a great deal in my interior design work.

kathryn greeley designs of asheville north carolina uses tartan ware to inspire others

kathryn greeley designs of asheville north carolina uses tartan ware to inspire others

In the United Kingdom, tartan and plaid are ubiquitous and perhaps that is why I love spending time there! From…

Fabric…

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

To antique tartanware … (which is a favorite antique and one that makes a stunning collection)

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

To Tabletop…

kathryn greeley designs of asheville north carolina uses tartan ware to inspire others

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

 

To Stylish Travel Cases…

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

To Fashion…

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

To Interiors…

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents mad about plaid and tartan style interiors and fashion

I am just Mad About Plaid! Be inspired to enfold yourself in these fabulous tartans! I will leave you with a little ‘tartan humor’…

kathryn greeley designs of asheville north carolina uses tartan ware to inspire others

What’s under that kilt you might ask?? Body Painted boxers, of course!

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4 Responses to Mad About Plaid!

  1. Franki Parde says:

    Hah! 🙂 I recently “dismantled” a tartan pleated plaid skirt (bought it when I met Prince Charles at…JCP years ago!!) and made pillows . You can’t let a good plaid go!! franki

  2. Kathryn says:

    How very true Franki!!

  3. Tom Bennett says:

    I have an arm chair that I would like to re-upholster in Gordon Dress tartan. Unfortunately I have not been able to source an upholstery fabric in a wool blend. Any ideas on a supplier?

  4. Kathryn Greeley says:

    Tom,
    Most of the tartans we carry are 100% wool, rather than a wool blend. Lee Jofa has lovely tartans, as does Highland Court (which is a Duralee company). GP and J Baker which, along with Lee Jofa are companies in the Kravet “stable”. Ralph Lauren also has nice tartans. Most of these I mention are probably going to be 100% wool, as opposed to a blend. Hope this information is helpful to you. And thanks for following The Collected Room!
    Kathryn

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