What Is Your Power Pattern?

Certain patterns do certain things for certain people - especially when worn or used to decorate your surroundings! Which one empowers you? Paisley? Plaid? Houndstooth?

Elizabeth Derryberry
On Mar 29, 2017

Would you rather wear a pattern or decorate with it?

What do you think of this pattern?

How about this one?

When shopping for clothing, you're generally more attracted to:

Would you wear or decorate with this pattern?

Same colors but different pattern. Improvement?

You would describe yourself as:

If you could change one thing about this home decor, it would be:

Yay or Nay?

Better than the last green pattern?

Paisley

Paisley

Energetic, peppy, and vibrant, your power pattern is the classic Paisley! Traditionally, the paisley motif resembles a teardrop or droplet and is of Persian and Indian origin. Like you, this design is colorful and full of life - unrivaled in its intricacy and playfulness all at the same time! You appreciate many aspect of life and choose to focus on the good, rather than the bad - which is directly reflected in this patterning's motif. Interestingly enough, the pattern acquired its name from the town of Paisley, Scotland, where textiles with the design were produced. Paisley continues to be popular today in formal styles as well a playful bright colors, perfect for everything from a summer dress to ties and children's rooms.

Jacobean

Jacobean

Natural and vibrant, your power pattern is Jacobean! A truly beautiful and classical textile pattern, Jacobean textiles date back to the 17th century during the reign of King James I of England. Like you, this patterning encapsulates the true vibrancy and fervor of nature - bringing the best of the natural world into both home decor and stylish clothing. Your love of the outdoors combined with your natural warmth makes this patterning of branches ornamented with foliage, fruits, flowers, and birds a "natural" fit (pun intended). Some textiles featuring this pattern have an old English feel to them, but many designers are now giving Jacobean elements a more modern flair.

Damask

Damask

Elegant and sophisticated, your power pattern is Damask! This intricate design gets its name from the city of Damascus, a major trading post along the Silk Road where fabric of this style were created and traded to the Western world. The detailed yet regal and organic nature of this classic patterning perfectly encapsulates your own sensibilities. Damask fabrics usually feature patterns of nature and are typically monochromatic. - both of which are preferable to you. Damask designs have been popular for centuries in wallpaper, table linens, and upholstery - and are now even popular in clothing!

Houndstooth

Houndstooth

An old soul who prefers to play it cool, your power pattern is Houndstooth! This classic check was first worn by shepherds in the Scottish lowlands, and became very popular during the mid 20th century in both Europe and America. Like you, this unmistakable pattern is a stand out of classic sensibilities and fashion from a time long since passed. Also reflecting your preference to play up a mixture of few colors and never mix too many into one outfit or room - houndstooth is a two-tone pattern that combines dark and light yarns in uneven rows. The uneven pattern results in a design that looks similar to a dog’s tooth, hence the name houndstooth! This timeless pattern is popular in hats, jackets and clothing but is also great for upholstery.

Ogee

Ogee

Old-school and adventurous when it comes to life, clothing, and decor - your power pattern is Ogee! A popular pattern of the fifties, sixties, and seventies, Ogee gets its name from the architectural arch it resembles. Like you, this pattern much prefers the sensibilities of a time since passed, and prefers to to keep things interesting yet not overly-complicated. "Much can be said by not saying too much" - right? This curvy pattern is often seen today in curtains, pillows, bedding and rugs - though it was once a very popular dress pattern! Who knows, maybe it's your destiny to bring Ogee back to fashion!

Plaid

Plaid

Hardy and fond of the simpler things in life - your power pattern is the unmistakable Plaid! Tied to many Celtic and Gaelic traditions, plaid is a cloth made with a tartan pattern wrapped around the waist and cast over the shoulder and fastened at the front - used to represent heritage. Much like yourself, plaid has come to represent strength, resilience, hardiness, and a passion for life's simple pleasures. You know who you are and would rather be you than try to be anything else! What better fabric to ever convey such a message than the timeless plaid?