If checkered or plaid fabrics make you think country kitchen or eighties chic, think again. Buffalo check, with its large, uniform squares and graphic quality, is a timeless pattern that can be used in many different decor styles in a variety of ways. Of course it’s perfectly suited to a country cottage kitchen.
And it’s always at home in a little boy’s room.
Or a little girl’s room.
It works well as an accent pattern
or as a big statement.
Buffalo check can be understated (love this dining room!)
Kate Marker Interiors
Like what you see? Here’s some tips to keep buffalo check feeling fresh and modern.
- Pair it with luxurious florals for a sophisticated feel
- Choose simple, tailored furnishing. Nothing overstuffed or too bulky
- Inject a modern element or two
- Play it safe with a monochromatic color scheme for a relaxing, coastal look or
- Go high energy by pairing the check with a single bold color. Think the bright pink desk above or the green below
The fabric scheme and room board I’ve created below features drapes in a black and cream check from Tonic Living. The Schumacher fabrics, Bermuda Blossoms, has lots of depth with the different shades of green and chartreuse. I added another patterned Schumacher fabric, Ziggurat, to keep things lively. Abstract art keeps the room modern while the fern prints echo the green accents in the room. The jute rug and the rustic top of the coffee table add warmth. Overall, the room has a sophisticated, yet relaxed and cozy feel.