Tartan Trend in Interiors

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Tartan is experiencing a great resurgence on the catwalk and in high street fashion (as we’ve written about previously), and Autumn/Winter 2014 has seen the tartan trend slip through into our homes. Just as a tartan scarf can enliven even the most basic of outfits, so too can tartan accent furniture or interior accessories bring out the very best in a room.

Vivienne Westwood was one of the main protagonists to give tartan a shot in the arm; forever marrying the unlikely pairing of Scottish design and Punk culture. From here it has gone from strength to strength, so much so that you would be hard pushed to find a fashion house which doesn’t include some version of tartan in their Autumn/Winter catalogues.

For interiors it has taken a few more seasons in the wilderness before catching on; with the combined boldness of the colours and patterns perceived as just too busy for spaces where at the end of the day you come to relax, dine or sleep.

Tartan has been somewhat modernised in terms of design whilst maintaining the traditional values it has always represented, making for a fabric that’s cosy, on-trend and yet timeless, matching many interior schemes and alternative trends such as vintage-style wood furniture pieces.

Now there’s just no stopping it, and we’re proud at Abraham Moon to not just weave the traditional Highland tartans but many of our own variations too.

Some of our best selling plaids come from the Heritage Collection, still going strong despite being launched in 2008. The popular Skye Check has made its way from five colourways to nineteen in four separate collections, and even crosses over into our Bronte by Moon accessory ranges.

Below are some tartan moodboards with matching plains, as well as a few of our own lifestyle images so you can see this trend in action.


Tartan Colour Board Green   Tartan Colour Board Red   Tartan Colour Board Purple


The Dales Collection Gargrave Chair   Antique Collection Cushions   Lambswool Tartan Throws - Bronte by Moon


Moodboard One Fabrics (Clockwise from Top Left) – Huntingtower Hemp (Baronial), Earth Pistachio (Melton Wools), Gargrave Lilac (Dales), Earth Mauve (Melton Wools).
Moodboard Two Fabrics – Sandringham Poppy (Antique), Earth Pomegranate (Melton Wools), Beningborough Graphite (Antique), Earth Raspberry (Melton Wools)
Moodboard Three Fabrics – Ingleton Wine (Dales), Earth Damson (Melton Wools), Skye Heather (Heritage), Earth Violet (Melton Wools).