Best smoked salmon? Scottish! Best whisky? Scottish! Best tartans? Scottish, of course!

When it comes to Scottish fabrics, quality is undeniable. And it comes in a rainbow of colors. And it’s not just tartans but also tweeds, lace, leather, boucle. You name it – they make it. No wonder some of the best fashion houses get their wools from Scotland: Chanel, Ralph Lauren just to name a few. And those J.Crew wool suiting collections we grew to love? Scottish wool!

scottish fabrics patrik lonn chair

Chair by Patrik Lonn

But why am I Scotland obsessed all of the sudden? Yesterday I attended a presentation called Scottish Style – a chat about design, travel and beautiful fabrics. Presented by Traditional Home magazine at D&D Building, with Ronda Carman of my favorite blog All The Best, it was a great showcase of what happens when hundreds years of tradition get a cool update. We saw chairs (frames by Edward Ferrell/Lewis Mittman) designed by 5 prominent interior designers using contemporary Scottish fabrics. They were fun and fresh, each in its own unique way.

scottish fabrics chair by gideon mendelson

Chair by Gideon Mendelson

Happy Valentine’s Day! Stay Tipsy!