October 22, 2012 by Decorum DIYer
If you haven’t been exposed to the artist PSY yet, here is a little taste of origin for today’s post parody:
If you have heard the song in the past weeks, you are probably a little tired of hearing it EVERYWHERE! I still like it, as it gets my kids pumped for our daily dance parties in the living room. (By the way, anyone else think the choreography in the video is reminiscent of “Grease”? Again, maybe that is just another case of me channeling my inner dancer.)
Back to the post.
The style of gingham has been around much longer than the ‘Gangnam Style’. Gingham is a timeless classic, especially when furnishing a nursery or young child’s room.
Speaking of timeless classics, who could forget this blue gingham dress worn by this famous musical marvel:
Here a just a few goodies that I have found recently on Craigslist, should you want to get some Gingham Style. As with any Craigslist references I make, simply click the image to be immediately linked to the corresponding Craigslist ad. Heads up, if you see something you like, act fast, as there are some great deals ahead.
As you can see, gingham comes in array of colors, but it is most definitely sweet and decidedly juvenile. When used in more mature decor, it tends to have a ‘country’ vibe. Country isn’t unappealing, but certainly something one should consider. Because the scale of gingham is usually small, it reads as one solid color from a distance. Gingham pairs well with other patterns like toile, stripes, plaids, and the like.
In addition to soft furnishings, I have also seen wall painting techniques, like this one featured by Martha Stewart, which mimic the gingham pattern:
Usually we think of red gingham as the quintessential ‘go to’ fabric for a picnic. Why not paint your dining wall with this fun pattern, but in a bold, over-sized scale?
The next time you are thinking to decorate for an infant or child, think gingham. Many of the items above would make great gifts for a little one in your life. Until next time…, happy Craigslisting!