Classic & Versatile, Gingham A Checkered Past…

By Debra Worthington, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
"Southern comfort meets New England proper" Debra Worthington, a well-seasoned professional Interior Designer, merges her southern upbringing and values with her New England traditions to assess your lifestyle. For your home or commercial space we design spaces with timeless beauty. Worthington Interior Design is located in Newburyport. Whether you're a traditionalist or modernist; we work in all genres- " antiques can always be infused with a bit of of playful urban-mix."
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Gingham a checkered past, Worthington Interior Design, Newburyport MA

Here we are near the end of February 2016 and we can see fewer weeks left demarcating winter.  As you continue to nest by the fire and enjoy hearty meals, the glimmers of springtime are in the offing. So this brings me to a fabric design of the past, Gingham.

It is a design pattern that really never goes out of style and in fact it’s ageless. Depending on the scale, large or small it plays nicely among stripes, paisleys, florals and even textured fabrics and wallpapers.

Revitalize a side chair and cover it in a  brightly colored gingham and it immediately makes your space feel fresh and crisp. Dare to mix colors and you can bring a bit of whimsy to your rooms.

Large oversize scaled gingham can give you an instant ‘sophisticated contemporary feel’ either upholstering traditional dining or breakfast room chairs.

Thibaut Fine Furniture, Fabrics and Wallpapers sells it in fun colors. Need new pillows try gingham on one side and print on the other side and you can switch up your look by flipping the pillows.

Want timeless drapery or tailored style roman shades …use it as trim to finish your look.

For your child’s room use coverlets on the beds or an area rug with a gingham print…it all works.

Patterned tablecloths or dishes make for a lovely background for a Sunday brunch, especially with Stonewall Kitchen’s blueberry sour cream scones!

And when springtime does arrive simply move the party outside on the deck or patio and upholster your outdoor furniture with sun resistant mixes of gingham and stripe fabrics.

Because the age-old Gingham pattern is so versatile, it’s a simple way to add home style as March 20th rolls around…the 1st day of spring!  Contact Worthington Interior Design to discuss these and other great design ideas.