Apr 17, 2014

~ check check


Apparently, and I know I've mentioned this previously, I am obsessed with check fabric. In fact, each room in my house bears a fabric with the square pattern I love, and in some cases, there are multiple specimens in one room. 


Let's start in the kitchen/family room...

Love this multi colored check fabric for throw pillows...

A mustard yellow check for the upholstered back of the hutch...

A buffalo check for the back of the kitchen chairs...

The same check as the upholstered hutch is on this stool.. (I must admit, I think the check is too boring here, and I'm switching to an awesome fabric with a little more whimsy ~ wait until you see!)

And yet another check on these counter stools ~ more of a green hue blending nicely with the island color...

Moving into the living room, there's a silk check on this chair cushion with a charming pillow to match… (and a painted checkered chair back!)

A couple checks (six to be sure) are represented in the master bedroom. The skirted table has a large silk check. (1)
The gold fabric on the bed skirt and shams is a tiny taffeta Pierre Deux check. (2)

A Schumacher buffalo check in a warm cocoa color is on the bed panels. (3)

As well as this settee...

A smaller green check is featured on this little french chair…(4) Plus, it's hard to tell, but that green fabric on the pillow is a teeny tiny check! (5)

Next up, the gray check on the back of these cameo pillows. (6) I wasn't sure where I was going to put these pillows when I ordered them, and they look great in several places, but I do love them on my bed. 


I mean the carpet could almost pass as a check, but I won't go there... (7?)

I am still waiting patiently for the slipcovers for my dining room chairs. I've mentioned them in past posts, and they feature the same check fabric shown on the cameo pillows here… What's better than a check to take the formal edge off and give a more relaxed, homey feeling? Also, a check will be going on the desk chair in my office, as I work my way down the decorating list. (Why does it seem like the list is growing instead of shrinking?)
A check fabric works with almost any decor ~ smart and charming and a little bit of fun. 
When in doubt, try a check!

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8 comments:

The enchanted home said...

I think you are an official member of the checks anonymous club....but it all looks so beautiful! I love checks too, they make a room feel warm and inviting and yet are still so elegant....beautiful job you have done!

Cindy Weis said...

my favorite posts are always of your beautiful home, and today is no exception. thank you for sharing, and thank you for the sisterhood of checks, I think I have the same obsession you have. Happy Easter.

BRASWELL said...

I too love checks + looks like you like them too + what a beautiful home. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

David & Dianne said...

You have the best checks on beautiful fabrics everywhere in your home-- I can't remember but did you play a lot of checkers as a child?? Love you, Mom

La Petite Gallery said...

I love all of it Jan and I am
hard to please. You pressed all the buttons. Beautiful.
yvonne
Happy Easter too.

lrcrpr said...

Your home is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen photographed. I can't even imagine how gorgeous it is in person. Thank you for taking the time to share it with your faithful readers. You give us inspiration!
I was wondering if you'd mind sharing where you purchased your lovely scalloped barstools? I adore them so!

The French Tangerine said...

Ircpr, thank you so much for your nice comment! The stools are Minton Spidell. .. However, I just noticed very similar stools at Ballard Designs.. Marlowe Nail Head Barstool- Wish I would have seen those before ordering mine!!
XO

Red River Interiors,LLC said...

Love the bedding colors