Saturday, October 20, 2012

Houndstooth hoopla ...

Any fan of houndstooth is a friend of mine. I have a special place in my heart for this classic pattern in black and white. Always have, always will.

Image via A la Parisienne.

I get a great deal of inspiration from the streets of Paris. And, this year houndstooth abounds. During Fashion Week, my favorite pattern turned up on many of the fashionistas taking in the shows.

Image via Who, What, Wear.

And, if you're stepping out in Paris, the Place Vendome Restaurant (below) is a picture perfect study in black and white houndstooth with cotton candy pink accents.

Images above and below via Place Vendome Restaurant, Hotel de Vendome, Paris.

As a matter of fact, I like it so much that I've incorporated the pattern into my business. If you buy any of the bath and body products from our Capistrano Soap Company, it will be delivered in our signature black and white houndstooth wrap!

Why stop there? I think a few actual houndstooth purchases may be in order.

Images: 1) dress by Salvatore Ferragamo; 2) coat by Doggie Design; 3) tie via Missconstrued Boutique; 4) flask from The Hair of the Dog; 5) wellies by Darien Sport; and 6) Lexington Peep-Toe Booties by Bebe at Macy's.

I've got to find a way to sneak a bit of houndstooth into my home after viewing some great designer rooms.

There are so many ways to add houndstooth into home decor, and I'm noticing a lot of pairing with pink. Images above via Decorpad (left) and Design Hole (right).

While black and white is my personal favorite, houndstooth in other shades can be equally dramatic.

What a handsome, modern vibe in navy blue. I really like the subtle chair backs that give this dining space its personality.

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