Monday, February 27, 2012


I LOVE Gingham, always have, always will!  It is one of those fabrics that sends me to my happy place.  It is so simple!  I think that's what I love about it.  Little squares of colour all neatly in a row and side by side.  My favourite Gingham by far is either Blue or Red.  It is one of those fabrics that is timeless!  So I thought I would share some favourite pics that make my heart sing!!

Who knew Gingham could be so dramatic?  I think that bed is every little girls dream.  Well I know it was mine.  I always wanted a 4 poster bed and with all that gingham in the above picture-heavenly!

What a great way to have multiple beds for a cottage.  And gingham is always appropriate for a cottage!

I think this is one of my favourite gingham pictures by far.  I have loved this room for years.  It embodies all that I love about gingham.  The fact that the room has a Swedish country feel only adds to my love of this room. Oh that bed!

Again, gingham incorporated into the bed.  I love this style, so elegant and simple!  It is truly a timeless room.

It always amazes me when gingham is used directly on a wall. It just looks so right!  I love the understated statement the gingham makes here.  Just can't say enough about all the different textures and patterns at play in this room.

These cushions on the chairs are so sweet!  I have always loved the combo of stripes and gingham.  It is so country without being overly sweet and sugary!

Tommy Smythe- I adore you and your bedroom!!  This guy really knows how to mix it up!

A great example of using gingham in a way that is modern and fresh!

I love this chair with the gingham wall.  It is so graphic and modern in its approach.  Love the colour combo as well.

Style at Home

I love how bright and cheery this room is.  This colour always looks great in a cottage setting.  Try Benjamin Moore Wales Green 2028-50 for a similar color.

Again gingham on the walls- Love it!  The way in which the room has been put together shows that gingham can be eclectic too.

I know that putting pattern on a ceiling isn't for everyone- but why not??  This green gingham ceiling looks fantastic in this kitchen.  It adds so much to this room and relates to the island so well.

This dining room has to be one of my favourites.  I love the simplicity of it all. 

What little girl wouldn't want this for their room?  Jonathan Adler has done a phenomenal job of mixing colour and pattern here.  I for one would have loved to have this room as a little girl- heck, I think I would love to have it now- don't think my boys would agree with me though!

This room is so pretty without being too feminine.

I am such a sucker for gingham shades, be they roller,roman or a simple valance. Love the red they have chosen for this space.  And that chandelier sign me up for one now!

Wow- that is quite the peacock- hopefully it isn't real!!

This is such a great example how gingham could be used in a boys room setting.  This is such a timeless look!

Love, Love, Love this room.  Did I mention how much I love this room.  The colours chosen, the patterns and textures-Amazing!

Would love to have this floor.  Diamond and Baratta are such masters of pattern.  Can't say enough about this floor!

Such a pretty floor- almost a shame to cover it up- but it is a bedroom after all!

This pic sets my heart all a flutter- just love the soft colour palette and patterns- would look great with Farrow and Ball Light Blue!

I too have Gingham in my house.  Here is a couple of Pics:

 This pillow was made by myself.  I had a bunch of left over fabric and did a quick patchwork and used a stripe on the back.

We bought a couple of cube Ottomans at HomeSense and I made slipcovers for them.

 I bought this little guy at Ethan Allen a few years ago- he was in a clearance bin- I think I paid $7.00 for him!  I already had a feather insert- thank goodness it fit! 

This last pillow was made by me.  I got a remnant of the floral fabric-I think it is "Rose Sonata" by Waverly.  I already had the duck egg blue fabric lying around.  I too had the Gingham in my "stash".  Note that when making Piping it is best to cut the fabric on the bias so that the piping will go around the corner of the pillow smoothly.  Fabric cut on the bias (diagonal) has more give or stretch to it.  This allows it to smoothly curve around a corner.  In this instance I didn't have enough to make the piping out of bias cut fabric, so..... I cut it on grain (straight).  This made it a bit of a challenge.  Since I have been sewing for like eva', I was able to coax it with some sweat and a few choice words!!  I wouldn't recommend sewing covered piping on anything but bias cut fabric- but I made it work in this case!
Well that's my little look into gingham and my slight obsession with it!  Whether you use it sparingly on a lampshade or use it whole hog on a wall- Gingham always looks great!
Have a great day everyone!

1 comment:

  1. These are very amazing! I'm addicted to gingham as well:D So sweet!