Check patterned fabric is visually synonymous with the flair and finery of French decor. Synonymous, but not exclusive to it and it alone.
Bring on the gingham style, houndstooth, buffalo and tiny squares of horizontal and vertical line beauty.
Checks and valances~
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These dining chairs in Tim Gunn’s New York apartment are upholstered in small check toffee fabric from Ballard Designs.
Window treatments, textiles and upholstered pieces prove to be favored choices for showcasing check patterns.
Size, stripe, line and color set the check pattern apart from its designer fabric first cousin, plaid. Neutrals and whites tend to dominate color preference.
Pattern blocks of uniform squares, wavy lines, and at least two contrasting color choices designate the main difference between the multiple strong, bold colors and criss-crossed lines characteristic of plaid.
A true home decor fabric chameleon, this pattern is as stunning in a formal dining room as it is charming in a country French kitchen.
Check patterns mix, match, and master the art of versatility. The check pattern stands up and stands out as the little or big square that can and does impress.