Chevron Inspiration

This is certainly no breaking news of a trend report or anything but I simply must call attention to the chevron pattern (also known as herringbone) that is still going big and bold in the world of interiors. I'm glad they're not saturating the scene because the second something is everywhere I tend to get really, really bored and over it. But the bold, geometric zigzags aren't in every single home out there yet so I feel safe sharing some inspiration. I don't know... something about the pattern really has me feelin' Springy today, in fact this morning I ordered some chevron prints designed by Paula Prass in yellow/white and black/white over at Volksfaden. Then I started to have a look around the web to see who else was digging chevrons still and here are some of my findings...

Chevron Love

Sabbe's cool DIY walls

Chevron Love

Jess and her DIY chev-art over at Make Under My Life.

Chevron Love

Made by Girl has a lovely black/white chev-rug.


Chevron Love

And Made By Girl cards in her Etsy shop.

Chevron Love

Linda & Harriett has cards too.

Chevron Love

Feeling crafty? The orange and white chevron patterns handpainted by Leslie from A Creative Mint may inspire you! Painting the pattern in your favorite colors is relatively easy with a steady hand or a template (try a stencil). Frame them for instant art. You can paint your own chevron pattern on cotton rugs and pillows with fabric paint!


Chevron Love

Madeline Weinrib's organic blockprint fabric is available to the trade by yard or cheat and by her pillows instead!

Chevron Love

Fabrics from Rubie Green

Chevron Love

Paint the top of your desk in a zizag, complete instructions on the Sunset magazine website or paint your rug like Nick Olsen did.

Chevron Love

The top left room is designed by Mary McDonald as seen in Domino magazine, the floors are painted in the best soft blue/white chevvy pattern ever. Here are some other Domino rooms with a little zagzag. The fabrics in yellow and black are from Volksfaden as mentioned earlier - I now own them and will soon do a little somethin' somethin' with these beauties.

Seems this pattern is best used on the floor, an accent wall, or as throw pillows or upholstery on a seat. I'd love to see a little chevron in the cabinets, as shelf liner, painted on a vintage soaking tub, or on the ceiling - oh my! And I must highlight, I think chevrons are more of a thing in America because I don't see a ton of this pattern on this side of the pond in interiors magazines, stores, I don't think it's all that popular over here. Anyone in Europe have an opinion on this?

Not shown: More zigzag love with the chevron end table in the Sparrow's Nest, chev-Queen card from Anne Chovie and gift tags from Every Jot and Tittle.

(images: linked to their sources above)