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I’ll be the first to admit, this post would’ve been so perfect at Easter time, but I just got super inspired the other day when Vogue.com shared photos of style icon Gloria Vanderbilt’s beautiful and exuberantly patterned interiors.  The woman has no fear when it comes to color, print, and the mix of it all.  Among that mix is the classically American pattern, gingham.  Gingham on gingham, and even a quilted combination of gingham and checks brighten up her homes, and scream spring.  Looking at Gloria’s rooms, more gingham popped into my head, this time spring fashion from the quintessentially American clothing brand J. Crew, one of my all-time favorites.  Between the two I’m ready to cover all my rooms (and me) with gingham.  It’s both classic and fun!

J. Crew

J. Crew

Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt

J. Crew

J. Crew

Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt

J. Crew

J. Crew

Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt

J. Crew

J. Crew

Gloria Vanderbilt and her family

Gloria Vanderbilt and her family

J. Crew

J. Crew

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

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Sometimes inspiration just strikes, and it’s almost a Kismet moment.  The other day I was on Style.com, as I often am, and they had a special guide to the best gingham pieces for summer.  I had just been looking at the fall 2013 collections (again), and was loving the gingham looks at Prada for fall, and then I was flipping through the pages of the June 2013 issue of Vogue, and what appears before my eyes?  An editorial by Bruce Weber featuring Ernest Hemingway’s great-granddaughter Dree, looking summer perfect in gingham, check, plaid, and houndstooth.  Was the style world trying to tell me something?  YES!!

Gingham was suddenly a constant on my mind, and I began thinking of other fashion moments featuring the Americana fabric.  Then the rooms by my favorite decorator Jeffrey Bilhuber featuring bold checked walls, including his own Manhattan apartment, jumped in my brain to join everything else, including past collections by Miu Miu, Christopher Kane, and Joseph Altuzarra‘s collaboration with J. Crew last year.  I planned on posting this closer to July 4th, in honor of America’s Independence Day, but I just couldn’t wait!  I love gingham and the thoughts of summer it brings to mind!  Now how about some permanent sunshine?  Enjoy!!

a table at Jeffrey Bilhuber's NYC home

a table at Jeffrey Bilhuber’s NYC home

Christopher Kane spring 2010

Christopher Kane spring 2010

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Christopher Kane spring 2010

Christopher Kane spring 2010

Jeffrey Bilhuber's living room

Jeffrey Bilhuber’s living room

Christopher Kane spring 2010

Christopher Kane spring 2010

Lee Radziwill's  bedroom

Lee Radziwill’s bedroom

Notice Lee’s floors are the same chic pattern as Jeffrey Bilhuber’s (above).

Miu Miu resort 2012

Miu Miu resort 2012

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Miu Miu resort 2012

Miu Miu resort 2012

Gloria Vanderbilt with Carter and Anderson

Gloria Vanderbilt with Carter and Anderson

Christopher Kane spring 2010

Christopher Kane spring 2010

Altuzarra for J. Crew

Altuzarra for J. Crew

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Thom Browne jacket

Thom Browne jacket

fruit centerpiece

fruit centerpiece by Martha Stewart on Oprah

Dree Hemingway, Vogue, June 2013

Dree Hemingway, Vogue, June 2013, by Bruce Weber

I love that pale pink Christopher Kane sweater with the gingham shorts!

Prada fall 2013

Prada fall 2013

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Prada fall 2013

Prada fall 2013

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber’ Manhattan home

Prada fall 2013

Prada fall 2013

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