Of all the patterns that are out there, houndstooth is not one that normally comes to mind. Come to think of it, I don’t believe I own one thing in this pattern! While I enjoy houndstooth, especially in fashion, it is harder to come by for interiors. It’s just not commonly used and therefore not available in a large variety of items. This could be due to the pattern appearing jarring in larger applications, but that’s just the nature of houndstooth!
The checked pattern is notched at the corners, appearing jagged throughout just like hounds teeth, hence the name. It is mostly seen in a two-tone variation, but I was able to drum up some very cool color combinations in some great applications to get you thinking about how to use this pattern.
I absolutely love seeing tile in unexpected patterns. Previously I had shared with you ikat tile patterns that were very unique. Similarly these houndstooth tile patterns set themselves apart and make a statement, especially in color!
These items may or may not be on my wish list (wink). I especially love the throw blanket. In addition, I found a fun and easy DIY project for a ombre houndstooth stenciled rug.
So, if you can’t find the item you want in houndstooth, paint a stencil on it and you’re set! This fun idea got me thinking about stenciling houndstooth on a table runner or a holiday tree skirt. How exciting that would be!
It’s unbelievable that we are less than two weeks away from Christmas. Luckily I don’t have any more shopping to do but I feel like I have a lot I want to accomplish before the new year. For one I need to file all of my piles of paperwork from this year. No matter what I do they end up in piles until the very end. That is why organization is one of my focuses for the new year. What goals or plans do you hope to accomplish in the new year? Let us know and maybe we can meet our goals together! Well, have a great rest of the week and stay warm out there!