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Catwalk style for the floor

9th June 2015

Tartan has continually preserved it's popularity in fashion, being regularly used by designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney. Even Chanel used plaids as part of their London Fashion Week S/S show.

The trend for vintage style has grown in popularity for interior styling too. Tartan is a pattern that has the power to be both contemporary and traditional, funky yet classic and we have certainly seen it become more desirable in recent years for interiors. The traditional reds, greens and golds give the designs a rich natural quality with an air of modern grandeur.

Wool is also on trend right now and has the added bonus that it is a fantastic sustainable choice for flooring. It insulates your home, is easily recyclable and biodegradable, plus shearing sheep is essential for their welfare. Our Brintons blend combines 80% wool with 20% nylon meaning that your carpet is both luxurious to touch and hard-wearing for longevity. The collection is available from stock and is perfect for quick-turnaround projects where timing is of the essence.

For Spring 2015 we wanted to try something a little different and so have created a plaid series to appeal to urban environments. Our new City Plaids range gives a fashionable edge to this iconic design. We've used inspiration from Welsh Plaids and taken Harris Tweed tones to create a softer series. We think this works as a complimentary alternative to our traditional tartans from the existing Abbotsford and Abbeyglen ranges. Soft antique hues play together with cools blues and soft greys and have been jazzed up with a hint of hot pink.

Joanna Thornhill, Interiors Stylist says "For a touch of Highlands Chic, a plaid carpet gives a bold, grounding look to any space". Making a statement with your floor is more popular now than ever and we really see this particular trend continuing over the next few seasons. We hope you like the new City Plaids!

One thing you can be confident in is that plaid never seems to go out of fashion.

City Plaids

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