The Softer Side of Chevron
The Softer Side of Chevron
Above: Precise Stitch from the Robert Allen Naturals Collection.

As was the case with my recent exploration of ikat, I’m taking a closer look at new interpretations of another ancient motif. The forever-fashionable chevron has emerged, or re-emerged as classics do, over the past few years. As of late, chevron brings to mind those frequently seen bold (in both size and color) rugs, pillows and poufs scattered across the pages of shelter pubs and Pinterest boards in solid, energetic colors. My search for chevron through the winding aisles of KDR produced a handful of examples that steer slightly off course from the aforementioned variations. I’ve assembled a small collection of prints and weaves that demonstrate a softer side of chevron through the use of subtle earth tones and lush textures.

Clockwise from left: Precise Stitch in Meringue from the Robert Allen Naturals Collection. Tempest in Linen and Grey from the Kelly Wearstler Collection for Groundworks at Lee Jofa.

Stratus (shown in Porcelain
), a linen mix sheer from Romo’s Cirrus collection, turns chevron on its side and  features a subtle ikat effect.

This magnified view of Kirkby Design’s new Net Washable in Porcelain is one of three hard-wearing, washable small-scale  weaves in their new fall collection.

From Robert Allen’s new Naturals Collection, New Direction combines a series of geometrics, chevron included.

Color Field
from Larry Laslo’s Artisan collection for Robert Allen.

Visit our “Softer Side of Chevron” Pinterest board for more subtle interpretations of this design classic and start following KDR boards to gather ideas and inspiration.

Stay tuned to the KDR blog this month for exciting announcements from the
window covering department and a fall market preview.

Until next time…

Emily Faber
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