Whether you consider clean and tailored your calling cards to style or you’re a shabby chic？kind of girl， we have two words for you： choose checks. This classic pattern isn’t just for little girls and country kitchens anymore. Checks are fresh again， whether they’re living large in oversized prints or small in scale. And because it’s such a versatile pattern， checks can go anywhere and mix with anything. Here are some of our favorite ways to use checks at home.
Once considered a traditional pattern that skewed a little country， buffalo check is finding its way into a variety of interiors. Its wide tonal stripes make it an easy choice to mix with other patternspersonalized gifts for him for birthday， so feel free to make some bold choices， as we did here. The buffalo check creates balance between the large-scale herringbone pattern on the rug and the daybed’s relaxed stripes.bed pillow covers
This all-American classic print is more than just a fad， so it’s a safe choice for curtains or upholstery. Believe it or not， gingham can belong in more refined， sophisticated interiors without losing any of its sweet and rustic appeal. It all depends on how you use it and what you pair it with.
Updated in fresh spa tones， two beloved patterns create a dreamy mix in this bedroom. The airy checks and unpretentious attitude of buffalo check serve as the perfect foil to the busy scenic print and English-formal style of toile. And when layered in with our modern， geometric fabric， Piper Mineral， the overall result is chic and playful.
Just a dash will do. If you’d rather go the low-commitment route， splurge on a pair of throw pillows or seat cushions. We love the pop of pattern our Buffalo Check Pillows bring to this otherwise neutral room. Notice how it layers in effortlessly with the chinoiserie vases and our fun Dodie print pillow， too. It really does play well with others!
We absolutely love this cool update on the classic checkered tablecloth. The painterly blue and white checks punch up any outdoor affair， from a backyard brunch to a picnic at the beach. The pattern is based on a piece of vintage fabric Bunny Williams found while shopping with us in New York.
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Today’s contributor is Tiffany from Making the World Cuter. All posts written by Tiffany for Make It and Love It, can be found here.
A few weeks ago I purchased a book called The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron. If you don't know it, you can read more about it at juliacameronlive. I've been taking my time to get through the introduction, because let's face it I just don't have time to read more than 3-4 pages a day these days ... But anyway, it's really starting to get good. I don't know how this book avoided my radar screen for 35 years, but I'm glad to have it in my possession now. Basically, the book leads you on a 12-week course, divided into the following chapters: Safety, Identity, Power, Integrity, Possibility, Abundance, Connection, Strength, Compassion, Self-Protection, Autonomy and Faith. Each of these chapters is aimed at discovering and recovering your creative self.
Here in Chicago we’re?anticipating the?gardening seaseon (come on Spring!), and I’m taking stock of our gardening “stuff.” I’ve got quite a collection of garden tools, and since our little girl Fidget started to help in the garden last year, she’s got her own collection of tools, too. I was thinking?– what better way to keep all of our tools?in order?than to stitch up a few organizers? It didn’t take me long to find a bunch of awesome tutorials and projects?– and here are my favorites!