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Friday, January 13, 2012

Fresh Fabrics Friday: Houndstooth

The other day Autumn over at Design Dump did a post on houndstooth where she shared some fabulous images of houndstooth in use. I LOVE houndstooth! I am a sucker for graphic, geometric patterns and houndstooth fills the bill for me, so today "FFF" will be a round up of houndstooth patterns.

As with anything, there are endless interpretations of the pattern, so that means something for everyone...

....bold and bright....

 to soft and neutral.
 A houndstooth Glen Plaid,
and a more traditional rendition.

A few artistic interpretations... from the color combo....

....to the pattern....

....to the scale.
And countless more....
10-11 from Decorative Fabrics Direct 

The beauty of houndstooth is that it can work with any style, think large scale and graphic in a more contemporary space.... 

or more subtle and subdued in a traditional setting.
Janie K. Hirsch, ASID

Houndstooth mixes well with a wide variety of fabric patterns, it can quiet and soft spoken....
Maddie G Designs

...or loud and Wow!

Fun and youthful.
design dump 


If you love houndstooth, then maybe instead of fabric, you could stencil your walls...
Cutting Edge Stencils

...or put a rug under foot!
Garnet Hill

What a versatile pattern, don't you think?  Have you used houndstooth in any projects lately?  Tell me about it and send me images, I would love to feature your work here on Room Rx.

In other news...we FINALLY got some snow! I know, crazy to be excited about it, but when nary an inch has fallen and it is Winter in the upper Midwest, snow is part of the landscape. Hopefully I can squeeze in a bit of time this week-end to get out and enjoy our 5 1/2 inches of fluffy stuff!

Thanks for sharing another week with me, I am grateful for your visits and dialogue.
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Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I remember when I used to wear houndstooth blazers in London ! The bunnytooth one is an interesting version. I have not used this lately because people still see it as a more traditional pattern and are trying to modernize their spaces somewhat but this is definitely more versatile. I have just passed on the Leibster Award to you

Have a great weekend and enjoy the snow!

Jenn said...

I LOVE houndstooth! I'm actually wearing a pretty bold yellow and gray houndstooth wool coat today :)

Have a great weekend!

Holly said...

Such a classic and I love all of the various images you pulled to show that it can be used in any type of style or taste. I also like how it can be young or sophisticated too. Great choice Cathy - I'll be referring back to this one again. Amber just showed an image yesterday in her "Why This Works" series that also showcased some houndstooth. Have a great weekend! It's getting colder here too.

pam {simple details} said...

Another one of my favorites! I'd love the pink one in jacket! Every time I see that stencil I ponder where it could work!

Heres to a cold snowy weekend! :)

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