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Gallery Roundup: Mad for Plaid

We just love painted patterns in nurseries; they always make a major impact. While plaid is an old-school pattern, these rooms, found in our gallery, have made the traditional plaid cool and modern.

Elena and Myles Shared Room by


Hunting Boy’s Preppy Nursery


Did you know that argyle is derived from a tartan plaid?

A Patterned Nursery


Henry’s Nursery by


This accent wall reminds me of a gingham plaid.

Monster Nursery by


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  • airconditioned

    I love the wall of that first nursery photo. It reminds me of a Piet Mondrian artwork.

  • Lisapeck

    I think I’d go with Henry’s nursery with this one. It’s a classic room with a a very creative and colorful twist!

  • Tasha Cune

    I actually prefer plaid, checkered or argyle patterns more than houndstooth or chevron.

  • Faye Pearson

    I never knew Argyle is also a plaid pattern. I had to Google it a bit.

  • Belle Humphreys

    Well, according to Wikipedia, plaid is also used as a synonym for tartan or, in the USA, any checked cloth pattern, so yeah, argyle is plaid.


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