This post was published November 2016 and updated November 2019.
There’s simply nothing more festive than classic red and green during the holidays, so you can imagine why we go crazy for Suzanne Kasler’s plaid fabrics this time of year. We’re sharing 10 ways we’ve used this holiday favorite over the years.
1. On Drapery Panels in a Tufted Ottoman
This library has that chic Ralph Lauren appeal that speaks to us around the holidays. We love this fabric upholstered on an ottoman, on drapery panels, or even just as a throw pillow.
2. Red Plaid Paired with Leather
Christmas Red complements warm leathers and even works with a sisal rug. In this space, we amped up the red accents for the holidays, and toned them down with neutrals the other 11 months of the year.
3. An Allover Look
In this space, we anchored the room with a plaid rug and kept the walls light and airy with a creamy white wall color (Suzanne’s favorite White Dove by Benjamin Moore). The light and dark elements balance each other out beautifully.
4. Head of the table
This dramatic pattern demands attention, which is why it works so well as the head chair at the table! We mixed and matched coordinating fabrics around the table, and topped it all off with a dark green wall color (Peale Green by Benjamin Moore).
5. Cheery Red in a Light and Airy Room
A light and airy room with whites and neutrals is a classic look we’ll never tire of, but during this time of year, we love to add in a bright and cheery holiday red. We did just that with two Courbe Ottomans in Suzanne Kasler’s Holiday Red and a throw blanket.
6. Plaid Upholstered Walls
We love the way Suzanne Kasler’s MacKenzie plaid fabric sets off white accents like a marble mantle, sunburst mirror, and white antlers. In this space, she upholstered the walls in fabric. So chic!
7. Mixed with Navy and Emerald Green
A dark plaid mixes perfectly with caramel colors, emerald green, and classic navy. In this space, we embraced the cozy feel of a lodge or library. A caramel, velvet sofa and dark walls envelope you with that fall feeling we crave this time of year.
8. Layer In Plaid Bedding for the Holidays
During the winter months, we swapped neutral shams and a bedskirt for Suzanne Kasler’s plaid. Top it off with a velvet quilt, and your guests will have a festive retreat while they’re away from home.
9. A Few Pieces Here and There
You don’t need to go all over plaid to make an impact. We chose our plaid moments carefully with a side chair, ribbon, and a plaid log carrier. All together it works, but during the warmer months, it’s easy to lighten up!
10. Tucked Away or In An Entry
In this space, Suzanne tucked a few ottomans under a large dining table which serves as a console this large living room. Two small plaid ottomans offer storage but also color in a mostly white space.
So there you have it! Ten festive ways to work plaid accents into your home, both during the holidays and year round.
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