Pin of the Week: Chevron

1 Jun

It’s that exciting time again where we look at this week’s most popular (liked and repinned) pin on my Pinterest boards. I pin a lot each week and I’m always intrigued to see what you like the best. In the runner-up category, we have an “after” of my dining room (which makes me so unbelievably happy! You like me, you really like me!) and this shot of a smart knife display that would do away with that big chunk of wood that’s just not working on my countertop. (Am I the only one that finds that thing an eyesore? Apparently not since you repinned that pic like crazy. Or maybe it was the colorful knives?)

As pinned as the knives were, the big winner was really no big surprise. (And I can say that it kicked the dining room and kitchen knives arses!) When I spied this image on, I was smitten with the graphic chevron pattern used as a backing for these built-in shelves. Truth be told, I’m a little torn on chevron. I’m totally drawn to anything graphic and I do kinda love it BUT when there is such overkill for a pattern/color/item like there is for chevron, I start to be a little less interested. But judging by the mega-popularity of this pin, chevron is going NOWHERE fast!

So, let’s take a look at more images of this beloved pattern. First up, here’s another shot of the bookshelves. I think the elegance of the furniture really makes it work. The chevron is the playful part of the room with all that fancy tufting and purty brass. (Seriously, I am DYING over those lights over the shelves and those teeny sconces. Swoon.)

A yellow zigzag patterned chair is fabulous with pretty in pink walls. File this under “Rooms I’d have to be single to live in”. Yes – I know I said Pablo is cool with a little pink but this is a lot of pink. (image via House Beautiful)

There are no words for this multi-colored wall in a nursery. (image via Lowe’s)

Cool painted panels are a little more versatile than putting the pattern right on the wall. (image via Apartment Therapy.)

This is slightly cray cray but kinda fab. (from Blount Design.) What do you think? Is it insane or do you kinda love it?

Naturally this spectacular room was designed by Jonathan Adler. I’ll take the chevron rug, the lamps, the table, the art, and a couple of those fiddle leaf ficus trees too. Oh heck, how about I just take Jonathan Adler himself?

The bath mat in our main bathroom (below) is from West Elm. Similar here.

Another wonder from House Beautiful (July 2011 issue). That green painted dresser seriously made me gasp the first time I saw it.

If you’re afraid to make a commitment like me, check out Urban Outfitters for low-priced pieces like this duvet. There are also curtains, shower curtains, pillows and rugs that won’t break the bank.

This Jill Rosenwald lamp would add such a punch to my foyer. But the price would sort of feel like a punch in the gut. No thanks.

But I’d love these dessert plates from Aedriel Originals. Now that price is something I can handle.

Hope you enjoyed all the zigzag fun! Do you have any chevron in your house? Please share! And don’t forget to follow my pin boards at Maybe your favorite pin will be the Pin of the Week next time.


Sue at Home


8 Responses to “Pin of the Week: Chevron”

  1. Aedriel June 9, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Thanks so much for featuring my chevron plates!! Your picks are awesome.

    • sueathome June 9, 2012 at 11:09 am #

      You’re so welcome! I’m not sure if you realized it but I’m the editor from Ladies’ Home Journal who called your vases in but this is my personal blog. I think we still have them! (Sorry – we’ll return them soon!)

  2. Vicky December 12, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    The striped staircase is by Jim Lambie. :) Amazing stuff! <3


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