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Mad for Plaid

Plaid is the comfort food of interior design. It's warm, it's homey and, until recently, it was dated. In fact, the checked pattern was out for so long, it looks fresh when applied to a modern interior. We looked around and found some examples of plaid that is rad.

Mary Jo Bowling
  • Photo credit: Courtesy of Propeller
    Sit on the Square

    The Coco sofa by Moooi, available at Propeller in San Francisco's Hayes Valley, illustrates why squares are hip. The oversize pattern done in bright colors would make a great exclamation point in a living room.

  • Photo credit: Courtesy PillowThrowDecor
    Pillow Plaid

    If a plaid sofa is too big of a design commitment, try adding a small dose in a pillow. This one, available from PillowThrowDecor, gives a room a touch of the traditional pattern.

  • Photo credit: Courtesy of Urban Tastes
    Horsing Around

    The plaid pillows from Urban Tastes have an interesting equine history: They are made from old horse blankets that were used on a Virginia farm.

  • Photo credit: Courtesy Dash and Albert
    Pattern Underfoot

    Plaid love is everywhere—even underfoot in rugs from Dash and Albert. The neutral colors of the rugs keep them from being overpowering.

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