38 tartan Ideabooks

7 Stylish Takes on Tartan
"confuse tartan with plaid. "Plaid," a common American term, actually refers to a garment... "blanket." "Tartan" refers to the actual pattern and fabric. While some debate continues... about tartan's origin and history, and how it was used as part of clan identification... time, tartan grew in popularity throughout the 18th century, becoming a strong symbol... Today the tartan pattern can be found on a variety of home decor items that can work..."
Welcome Winter with A Touch of Plaid
"look of tartan It used to be that Scottish plaid fabric was only used in hunting lodges... uniforms. But tartan has come into the interior design world in a big way, and the fabric... of the tartan print. This is a great example of mixing pattern with tartan plaid... dramatic red tartan ottoman and sofa. In this formal study, accents of red tartan accessories... beige tartan plaid. Of course, tartan is perfectly festive for the holidays. Investing..."
Guest Picks: Mad About Plaid
"gingham, tartan and other plaid patterns... a red tartan plaid tote is the perfect gift for any hostess. 'Tis the season to be..."
Check Out Plaid Prints
"Plaid, tartan, tattersall or check upholstery might seem like bold choices, but they... Plaid (or tartan) should never be a print, to be a true tartan it should be woven...... natty blue tartan for an English country-chic effect. Montana designers Lynette Zambon..."
So Your Style Is: Traditional
"anything tartan. If you're thinking Yes! Totally me!, read on for a breakdown of what... own any tartan though! Hi team1s - Transitional style, which bridges the gap between... heavy wood/tartan thing. Classic elegance without stuffiness. Architectural mouldings..."
Guest Picks: Plaid Done 20 Ways
"family tartan... and each clan has its own tartan. Technically, I love working... with tartans. Jessica, Great tip that many tartans can be purchased in upholstery... touches of tartan in my home, must be the Scot in me. One thing that bears mentioning... that many tartans can be purchased in 'upholstery weight' that can be used for re-up... so many tartans one can always find one that will fit their color scheme. Often a..."
Give This Style the Old College Try
"all that tartan in the first image: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/design-glossar... know? The tartan patterns are something that I haven't seen in long time. Using a vintage... classic tartan patterns. The ideal collegiate style mixes lots of plaids. We're talking... between "tartan" and "plaid" Channel your inner Winklevoss. I know these oars aren't..."
Wedding Fever: Brit Design on the Mind
"mean that Tartan is an ancient English, Welsh or Irish design.... ;-)... plaid and tartan actually originated in ancient Britain. This flash of old-school red... beautiful tartan throw from Pendleton. Tell us! What are your favorite British design..."
12 Hallmarks of a Preppy Home
"a good tartan throw and an heirloom trunk ! Lilly makes an iPhone cover now too. Santa..."
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