Check Yourself

Hi.  We'd just like to note the difference between buffalo check and plaid.

They are not the same and are both coming back in new and fresh ways.  Buffalo check is not just for old-school Papa Ginos table cloths or picnics anymore.  And plaid is not just for the hunting lodge and man fleeces.  They are very fun ways to add dimension and texture to a room, and if you stick to a neutral palette, they can be year-round decor. 

buffalo check:

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Buffalo check is a large scale checkered pattern most recently found in black, grey, and beige.  This season is naturally promoting the red/black and the green/black scheme, as those are very wintery.  Blue and yellow check is very summery and look great in beach homes.

plaid:

Plaid is a smaller scale check pattern with thinner and thicker lines layered through the design.  Plaid has been around forever and is modernizing itself with cleaner lines and trendy colors and we see it used often here at DRH in upholstered chairs.  Plaid is no longer relegated to the man-cave.  But use it wisely and sparsely.  Let it be the accent instead of the rule in a room. 

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