Tuesday, October 18, 2011

IN SEARCH OF HOUNDSTOOTH

Considered a classic, houndstooth has been a fashion trend several times in history, with peaks during the 1930s, the 1970s, and again making a splash on the design scene the past decade or so. What's made houndstooth au courant?  The pattern has been super-sized, taking the Scottish classic into big, bold territory. Whether using the classic black and white scheme or a more delicate pink or light green color palette, the large houndstooth pattern packs a graphic punch that seems so right today. 
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11 comments:

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Classic, but fun! I love the pattern in a rug. So many great examples.

I Dream Of said...

I've noticed quite a bit of houndstooth on the sales floor this fall, and love to see it in the home, too. There's something so sophisticated and chic--but fun and irreverent--about it.

Splendid Sass said...

I love houndstooth, not just because the late Bear Bryant wore the houndstooth hat! It is so clean and simple.
I really love the rug in the first image. It has just the right amount of movement.
Teresa
xoxo

JMW said...

Ooo, I want that exact room in the first photo, as well as the bedroom with the daybed. Gorgeous! I love houndstooth - it will never go out of style.

pretty pink tulips said...

I absolutely love houndstooth, as you can see by my son's bedding! Thank you SO much, Barbara, for including his room in your Houndstooth Round up!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

I love Houndstooth, but have never thought about it other than in black and white. But the pastel shades are gorgeous.LOVE that chair in your image from Decorpad :-)
Hope you're well Barbara.xx

Hamptontoes said...

I love houndstooth too! I saw a fabulous deep, rich remnant at the carpet store in Southampton...tried to figure out where I could use it...it was fabulous! Wonder if it is still there? Hmmmm. Ground round up!

CDS said...

I love the colored houndstooth and the classic. Have you seen the houndstooth toms? xoxo

Barbara@HausDesign said...

I love it mixed with other patterns, like you show in the decorpad pink/orange room, and also in that adorable nursery. And those glasses are way cool...fun post!

The enchanted home said...

Love houndstooth and in fact yesterday was at Ralph Lauren and chose a houndstooth for an upholstered ottoman we are doing and pillows and a wing chair. Its so pretty and rich, this is such a classic look and pairs up beautifully with almost anything. Beautiful choices of fresh takes on an old classic.

eclecticrevisited said...

love houndstooth and I'm so old fashioned as I especially love the traditional tweeds and wools made with it....lovely ideas...I may have to expand my horizons and try some of these newer styles...
best,
maureen