Monday, October 5, 2009

monday color combo

i have spent more time than is probably necessary trying to find rooms inspired by this combination. and to no avail, unfortunately. i saw this lovely lass on garance dore and thought the combination of plaid and leopard was fabulous. and that a room done up in a little plaid and leopard could be fabulous too. alas all i found (that was tasteful and pretty) was this plaid chair and leopard pillow....
also i realize it's not technically a color combo, but nothing was inspiring me this week but this combination. i got a little obsessed and therefore intensely let down when there just wasn't anything out there. it's kinda early90'sralphlaurenhuntclubcountrystupendous isn't it? i think it could be modernized a tad and made even better.


images via garance dore and m.a. belle

10 comments:

mb said...

Sorry that your texture combo search left you feeling a bit down.

Earlier today, I was looking at the All the Best bedroom winners and wondered if the second place room might not be a parallel to channel on this post. Scott Meacham Wood, from SF, California does the English/Ralph thing with plaid and zebra. Not the fur you are looking for, but maybe on his website, it is there. Just thinking, fingers and toes crossed.
I love that combo.

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Love this combo! It definitely says "confidence" - which I always love! I think fall/winter is the PERFECT time to experiment with this! Thanks for the inspiration :)

court. said...

Domino did something with plaid during a holiday issue--laid black watch plaid wool blankets over a sofa. There's your combo w/o the commitment. I like it.

Ms. Smart said...

I'm doing a leopard wall paper with dark red gold swirly drapes. Looks like a high end British men club.

JJ said...

I fucking love it! It's so sexy. I'm going to fashion an outfit from this - thanks for the inspiration. I think it might get me in trouble with the man in the office next door. mmm...

Sarah Jane said...

love this...great combo, and style!!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

This totally works. This time of year, I always want everything plaid and I love, love leopard anytime.

Simply Mel said...

Perfect for Fall, but how about a leopard or zebra theme? Or is this just a little bit too catty....

Rachel said...

The whole traditional look is peeping its head out again...

I have been obsessed - OBSESSED - with finding a plaid blanket or flannel sheet that I can use on my bed this winter. I saw Newlyweds Next Door's post on her guest bedroom and thought that RL plaid fabric she used on her bed was fab. So, I searched for it and found that it sells for over $100/yd. That's a little over my head at the moment for what I want it for, so in my genius I thought "Oh, I know, I'll just find a cool plaid flannel sheet and use that over my regular sheets for the same effect!" I was really proud of myself for that idea, too. But, in case you're wondering, evidently nice plaid flannel sheet must be on the endangered list because I can't find any anywhere! I thought it would be so easy - but no. I swear I used to see them everywhere, but now that I'd like some - nope.
So the point to this long comment is two-fold:
1) I totally understand your frustration with trying to find that look.
2) If you find or hear of good looking plaid flannel sheets (that aren't too expensive), let me know please.

Thank you.

(Oh, and I have a leopard pillow on my bed already. So if I can find the plaid, I'll have the look. I'll send you a pic.)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Thumbs up, both of'em!