Gone Mad: Decor Goes Plaid

Gone Mad: Decor Goes Plaid

Grace Shu
Apr 16, 2009

In preparation for this post, we conducted a little experiment: Instead of haunting our usual lunch spot, we ventured a little further out and parked ourselves at an outdoor table at a cafe in Eagle Rock for a little...people watching. Well, more like plaid watching. The game research was very, very simple: Count the number of people wearing plaid. Granted, we MAY have stacked the deck a bit with our neighborhood of choice, but still: 36 out of roughly 60 people we saw during our lunch break were all resurrecting this grungy trend. After tallying up every flannel shirt, every plaid tunic/smock/dress/muumuu, and every scarf within the hour, we surmised that plaid's hostile takeover of LA's East side is still going strong after all these months--and it's only a matter of time when it infiltrates our homes. Oh wait! It already has...take a look at some these offerings...

Crate and Barrel's London Chair upholstered in Sutton plaid ($599) attempts to pair up a contemporary chair with a plaid that really does look like it came straight out of a Woolrich's catalogue.

You may remember this buffalo plaid sofa from Cilla Ramnek's apartment.

Leslie over at AT:SF featured this Plaid Console/Crendenza by Thomas Wold about a month ago.

Fliptstudio is offering this oversized oval ottoman in their Etsy shop for $195.

And finally, if you want to dip your toes into the plaid trend but don't want to make a big committment, a throw pillow is always a safe bet. The left summery, madras-style plaid pillow with the buttons is from Toast; the right one is from H&M's new home line.

What's your take on plaid in the the home? Share your opinion in the comments...

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