You might say that I am obsessed with check and ticking stripe linens. And that would be correct. Ever since I discovered Charles Faudree and fell in love with his incredibly beautiful French Country style- I have also been in love with big buffalo checks, tickings, and gingham fabrics. From upholstery to throw pillows to table linens- I cannot get enough. You too? Then this post is for you.
Who remember when the bedroom looked like this? This is my Charles Faudree inspired sofa from back when I first started blogging- you can read more about it here
French Country Table Linens
We have already established that I am obsessed… but the extent of the obsession? Well, it is stacks high of different shades, colors and styles. I recently brought home a sage green buffalo check tablecloth that is incredible. I already have a more bold antique green cloth- but you know, I couldn’t resist adding another shade of green to the collection.
I kind of feel like table linens are so interchangeable that you can have several shades, sizes and colors and it is completely acceptable. Or maybe that is my disorder. Kind of like my antique chair disorder- there is always room for another because it is different than the others. All my fellow collection obsessed enabler friends get me. My husband? Not so much. haha. But table linens are way easier to store than antique chairs or cupboards right? Though- at this point, I might need another antique cupboard to store them in. I am okay with it. ( Do you see how my brain works that out? 😂)
In todays French Country Buffalo and Gingham Check appreciation post- it is all about colors, sizes, styles and shades. In table linens, pillows and even curtains. Because, if you love it- you know how beautiful that pattern is.
How to Decorate with French Country Style Checks
Tip: How to decorate with French Country style checks? However it is you like.
Bring in some throw pillows to mingle with floral pillows. Add a layer of check to sheer curtains and frame your windows and French doors. Bring in a beautiful rug underfoot for another layer of charm. On the table. On the bed. On the sofa. On the patio. You name it- those beautiful check patterns can go anywhere you would like to put them. As you can see, a favorite way for me to incorporate them is on the table so am sharing mostly those today. Table linens easy to change the color and look as often as you would like and inexpensive to collect as well- so you can justify putting more cash towards that antique cupboard to hold all those linens. 😉
Tip: Choose a flax linen cloth for a light look with a lovely drape- or a heavier duty cotton or polyester mix for a less expensive option that works perfectly.
Get The Look
What is your favorite way to bring a check pattern into your designs?
Happy Thursday all.
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Pillows and tablecloths! I first started following you when that red check sofa caught my eye!
Nancy Brantley says
I had Blue white buffalo check curtains in our bedroom french doors 15 years ago. When we downsized I donated….. REGRET! Love the red settee.
I love all fabric designs mentioned. I do love ticking for all seasons. The green and white buffalo check is growing on me though. I have a red and white check tablecloth now.
I love the green checked tablecloth.
I’ve love your settee ever since I first show it years ago!! I’m also a fan of Charles faudree and have several of his books!! You did a great job of reuphostering it I would’nt have tackled that!
lOVE THAT SETTEE EVER SINCE I SAW IT YEARS AGO! l LOVE CHARLES FAUDREE TOO AND HAVE SEVERAL OF HIS BOOKS!
In addition to the wonderful variety of checks, I love the floral festooned chandelier – So creative, beautiful and you!
My antique English, heavily carved dining room chairs have black and white, cotton jumbo check upholstered on them. I love the juxtaposition of formal and playful.