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Gingham -A lightweight plain-woven cotton cloth, typically checked in white and a bold color.  This season gingham graced many of the runways, from Bottega Veneta to Michael Kors.  More importantly gingham has crossed over from runway to “realway” and is available to the average joe in many different forms.  Check out some of our favorite gingham goodies that span the gamut from clothing to couches…



Erika Cavallini Dress available at

gingham ties

Gingham Ties available from Hobo Ties at

gingham washcloths

Washcloths available at


Gingham Pillows in fabrics from Thibaut Fabric

Iconic Chuck Taylor’s in Gingham Check

gingham trays

Fog Linen Coated Trays coming soon to Design Works

Gingham picks

Gingham picks from



Gingham Vest available at the Pink Pineapple

Clutch available from Tokyo Manhattan on

Gingham Wallpaper via style edition blog

dvf gingham

Gingham Galore at

Sofas from American Country Home Store

Sugar Spoons by Sabre France


Trend: Plentiful Pleats

pleat plēt/noun pleat; plural noun: pleats
a double or multiple fold in a garment or other item made of cloth, held by stitching the top or side.

Tis’ the season for plentiful pleats.  The spring runways were packed with pleasingly pleated packages…from skirts to dresses and pretty much everything in between.  I know what your thinking, and you don’t need to worry. We aren’t talking about the pleated khakis you had in 1985..the ones that made you look 3 sizes bigger and way dorkier than necessary. We are talking about luxurious fabrics, metallic prints, and elegantly appointed pin tucked perfection!  Now I’ll be the first to admit, pleats can be hard to wear, and even harder to wear well.  So if you are hesitant, but still want to try pleats on for size, why not try them on your sofa, in your window, or maybe even on your bed. Check out some of our favorite pleated, pintucked, and smocked goods.

pleats skirt

Pintuck Bedding via West Elm

pleated ottomanNate Berkus pleated ottoman

pleated tablecloth

Pleated tablecloth via Etsy

oka pleated lamp shadeOKA pleated sulu lampshade

pleated drape

Smocked Drapes via Pottery Barn

pleated lamp shade

DIY Pleated lampshades via katy elliott

diy pleats

DIY Smocked honeycomb skirt via Victory Patterns