Street Smart: New Ways With the Zigzag

Chevron patterns are topping the trend graphs for many seasons. And while some routines seem dated after reaching popularity status, the chevron pattern has pretty much become a classic. A whimsical, daring statement is made by these stripes that are ziggy.

I spotted this eye-catching chevron loveseat at one of my favorite Brooklyn stores, Caribou Baby. Not only is it a stylish sofa, but it is a comfy spot to be with your infant. Caribou proprietor Adriane set a breastfeeding lounge in the store, where comfy chairs like this sofa are offered for nursing mamas.

Tips for adding just a little chevron on your d├ęcor:
Chevron patterns will be best done as an accent: over the ground, as one accent wall, or as accessories like cushions or art. An whole room of zigzags might create your mind spin.For bigger pieces — like a rug or sofa — stick to some two-color chevron pattern in one of the classic combos (black/white, blue/white, yellow/white, red/white). Conserve the multi-colored chevron for accessories like a vibrant pop of pattern.The chevron pattern is also called herringbone when used in insides. You may also discover that classic interior design in hardwood floors (mainly in Europe) and in some older houses in the U.S.Chevron is definitely a pattern which controls attention. I scouted more chevron designs to the house used in many different wow ways. Have a look:


Target:Dinner Plate Missoni – $29.99

The exceptionally popular Missoni for Target collection includes home and fashion pieces in the iconic Missoni prints. Here’s one of my favorites: a plate within an earthy color palette.

Brita Sweden – $180

I have this indoor/outdoor rug in blue. This Swedish-designed rug makes the perfect runner to get a hallway or entryway. And here is a cool feature: it is really machine washable.


Granny Chevron Blanket by royalsisters on Etsy – $70

Cozy around chevron. This vibrant ziggy blanket warms an all-white mattress and provides a shot of character to this beige sofa.


Inka Fig Queen mattress quilt cover – AUD 179

Gray chevron bedding is something both he and she can get behind: the zigzag design includes a whimsical vibe while the white-and-gray color palette is more manly.


Ziggy Patterned Letterpress Notebook by pistachiopress – $7

I love to keep a laptop in my purse just in case I want to jot something down (or some amazing idea comes to mind — you never know). Here’s the great little laptop: a letterpress printed laptop with a chevron design and recycled paper by stationery favorite Pistachio Press.


A chevron runner is a simple way to set your table for a dinner celebration with a vibe that is distinctly modern and cool. This runner would likewise be a daring cover to get a sideboard.

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Sierra Wallpaper, Aubergine – $155

Background is thankfully here to remain with many interesting, mod designs, including this update on the classic chevron print. Other modern improvements: the wallpaper is screen-printed using water-based ink and clay-coated paper.

Contemporary Artwork

What a fantastic watercolor artwork print highlighting the classic chevron pattern. I’d choose a white frame and white mat to generate the colorful ziggy print soda off the wall.

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