plaid perfection

Despite having grown up in a Greek/Italian household, my mother had these amazing wedgewood china accent plates in the most fabulous tartan plaid that she broke out every year for Christmas.  Fast forward all these years later and it still doesn’t feel like Christmas for me until I’m eating off those beauties. After reading Emily’s post on homemade hot chocolate and spying her GORGEOUS tartan mugs, I’ve been craving a little plaid for the holidays.  Like most bold patterns, a little goes an awful long way – a throw draped over a bed or sofa, a set of festive holiday mugs, a scarf or a throw pillow here and there – but when done correctly, it can also be elegant en masse (like a powder room wallpapered in plaid or a mosaic tile floor).  Here are some examples of how this pattern spices up any space – and not just for the holidays!

Elle Decor

Cupcakes and Cashmere


Hudson Interior Designs



Hudson Interior Designs


Badgley Mischka via Elle Decor

The Hunted Interior

Williams Sonoma Home


What do you think?  Would you add a little plaid to your holiday decor?


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  1. Kate on November 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    All of these remind me ofthe holidays growing up 🙂

  2. sherry hart on November 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Yes to plaid!!!

  3. Amelia@Monograms n Mud on December 21, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Love the Greek household comment…had me cracking up. I totally see where you are coming from. Both the hubs and I are Greek and this year for his family's grab bag I asked for blue & white pottery. My sister in law looked at me confused and then asked if she could find that at nordstrom's. Family is the best though. Kali elefteria & can't wait to see you bundle of joy.


  4. Kelly Stivers on December 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Amelia, thank you so much! I had to laugh at the blue and white pottery wish and your husband's family's reaction…sounds familiar, haha! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!

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