Chevron's Big Sister

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

You say Chevron, I say flame stitch.  Either way, it's a great graphic  pattern with timeless appeal!   Flame stitch patterns have gone in and out of favor for centuries, and (happily) it looks like they're coming around again!

Image from 1st Dibs


Image from Decor pad






Mary McDonald in House Beautiful


Mary McDonald's dressing room as seen in her new book, "Interiors: The Allure of Style". If you're a fan, you'll adore this book!


Kelly Wearstler

From Sherril Canet Interiors 



Love flame stitch AND on a tight budget?  Try Tonic Living for these flame stitch fabrics, priced around $10 per yard!




Or Makeda from Calico Corners.  On sale right now for about $17 per yard.


Love ya like a sister!


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23 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

Love Mary McDonald's work! These are beautiful images.
Teresa
xoxo

Raina Cox said...

It feels right again, doesn't it?

Simple Dwellings said...

These rooms are amazing! I love the chandelier from Decor Pad. I'm so glad that I saw your beautiful blog! Thanks so much for commenting and following mine!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm not sure if I like it or not, I'm that way with things sometimes. I do like it in small bursts like the pillows but what I really like, okay love, is that mirrored vanity-swoon.

The Zhush said...

swoon,swoon...BIG LOVE!

My Interior Life said...

LOVE these, especially the wallpaper. I found a flamestitch sofa at a consignment store the other day. It would be perfect in a library.

monkeygrasshill said...

thanks for the tip. I love that green one from Tonic Living. I'm headed over there now.

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Great images! I love the wallpapers...big impact!

Sara Mueller said...

I still can't get the images out of mind! Beautiful!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I have never really liked flame stitch patterns-- but the ones you posted have me changing my mind! Take care, Caroline

designchic said...

worth buying Mary McDonald's book just for the pictures of her fabulous dressing room!!

Jenny Castle Design said...

Love it! Chevron is the new ikat!

Sherri Cassara said...

That's funny that you would post this this week... I just got back from a big job up north and while selecting fabrics we also fell in love with the flame stitch patterns ... and it surprised me actually.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

love those curtains and thanks for the tip on the fabric sources. haven't visited tonic for awhile,looks like i need to.

Ashley said...

UHmazing round-up. The chair from 1st Dibs is FANTASTIC! Thanks for including some inexpensive options, too!

Style Attic said...

I do have a big sister and this is so true how they come back and step in with authority! Just like these images, we are all better for it in the end as well :) XOXO

Kendall said...

It's super chic for really brave people... :)

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

When I learned to needlepoint as a young girl (eons ago!), the flame stitch was the first thing I learned to do. It's such a classic! Great pics!

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

My love for flame stitch will never die! Loving all of these.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

There it is again that stupid turd painting! Does no one see it but me!!!!!

As far as the flame stitch goes I'm really digging it and would love some for my chairs just haven't ran across the right one yet. poop =(

Inspirational Sketchbook said...

Thanks for the fresh images of what can be a tricky pattern to use. I am very inspired! Roxanne

SHERRY HART said...

Flame-stitch was SO popular when I first started in the business!!!

Karena said...

I have always loved the flame stitch in a just right color combination. It is traditional yet very striking!

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Karena
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