I've always been a fan of black and white patterns, especially the classics . . . like houndstooth. Unfortunately, we don't see enough of this classic black and white pattern in design anymore.
Also called four-in-four check, guncheck or sometimes dogstooth, houndstooth originated in Scotland at an unrecorded date. Looking back on fashion and design history, houndstooth seems to reinvent itself every 20 to 30 years.
Its traditional colors are black and white, though modern versions use more colorful substitutions like brown & white, pink & white, blue & white, and green & white. I've seen these brighter colors incorporated in
~ charming nursery room designs
~ small details of bridal and baby showers
~ home decor . . . throw blankets and accent pillows, curtains,
~ beautiful petit coats and stylish shoes, even bracelets and
~ invitations and beautiful silk ribbons
In time, the current slew of bright, bold designs will pass and be replaced by "the next big thing;" and then in a decade or so, a designer will bring it back, and repeat the cycle of houndstooth in the fashion & design industry as a whole.
As for me . . . I can't wait to see it reinvented again!
~ apron ~
~ houndstooth ottoman & accent pillows ~
osbourne and little
~ prescott houndstooth chair ~
~ Valentino houndstooth fleur bag ~
~ houndstooth decanter ~
~ houndstooth pillow and curtain ~
~ houndstooth accent ~
~ houndstooth checked rug ~
William Sonoma Home
~ cupcake liners ~
all things cupcake
~ over-sized houndstooth print chairs ~
~ houndstooth invitation ~
~houndstooth chair ~
~ houndstooth storage ~
~ Moschino houndstooth heels with corsage ~