It’s Scotland, land of plaid, a.k.a. tartan.
:a traditional Scottish cloth pattern of stripes in different colors and widths that cross each other to form squares.
Tartans are more than just a patterned fabric in Scotland – each combination of colors represents a clan / family / region. (According to the Scottish Tartans Museum, there are more than 7000 unique historical tartans.)
Designers, Annie and Lachlan Stewart, have created a collection of contemporary Scottish tartans, inspired by the colors of the landscape for their company, ANTA.
Their flagship store, on prestigious George Street in Edinburgh, is filled with gorgeous displays of blankets, lampshades, throw pillows, rugs, and furniture – all in the sublime colors of their tartans. Everything is made in Scotland, including the yarn for the woolen fabrics.
Paint is available in the same lovely color palette.
ANTA is the quintessential example of contemporary design that is inspired by history. I love that.
119 George Street
Edinburgh, EH2 4JN