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Every modern design trend has roots in tradition. Perhaps none so obviously as one of my favorite patterns, the chevron. The chevron, a simple “v” pattern, has been traced back to, yes, ancient rock carvings in Columbia (warning: that link is pretty boring), and the 13th century heraldry of Scandinavia.

Those bits and pieces of history may not knock your socks off, but I thought I’d share them because my point is that everything new is old. I think it’s interesting that a modern trend, present in our carpets and curtains, has been around since before recorded history.

That said, let’s get to the fun stuff. I’ve come across a host of lovely ways to incorporate the chevron into your home design, so here’s a little inspiration for you. Stay tuned for a round-up of fun stuff at the end. (Click the pics for sources.)
xoxo, Shannon



I love how a classic black and white is mixed with
natural elements here. That’s West Elm
for ya’.


A painted chevron floor. Love it.


sunshiney yellow


Those curtains are DIY. Click the pic for the how-to.



Blue and white – one of my favorite combos.



Rug on the wall, anyone? It looks chic here.


A successful Ikea hack.


More green and white, also a DIY.



Wonderful neutral wall.



Love this sofa and the springy pillows.



Lonny via Fig+Sage – check out Lonny if you haven’t already.
It’s an awesome magazine.


A few sources for you.

1. Lucite serving tray 2. West Elm Zig Zag rug 3. ada&darcy lamp 4. multicolored chevron fabric 5. chevron stitch embroidery art 6. Twinkle Living brown chevron pillow 7. Marc by Marc Jacobs bracelet 8. Blu Bijoux drop earrings 9. Delia’s coral chevron dress 10. Anthropologie Scattered Chevrons curtains 11. Apt. 9 bath towels 12. hot air balloon art 13. Dwell Studio sheets via ABC Home 14. West Elm window panels 15. Luxe Child Chair 16. Missoni Home Hector Throw 17. Missoni Home Leeka Ottoman