The strong, clean-lined Prince chair in black-and-white plaid by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti has fully removable covers, a down-filled foam-core cushion, and a die-cast aluminum base. 35″W × 35″H × 34¼″D. $6,615. The Morson Collection, Boston, (617) 482-2335, themorsoncollection.com
Inspired by the Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom, Knoll Textiles’s Honour pieces together thirty-six different stripes to create this velvet fabric with its patchwork plaid. 51″W. $179/yd. Knoll, Boston, (617) 695-0220, knolltextiles.com
Promemoria has long been synonymous with fine craftsmanship, and the Future Voyager four-drawer chest is the perfect example with its bronze hardware, chocolate-brown leather detailing, and ecru stitching. The interiors of the drawers are stained oak with leather mat inserts. 46″W × 35″H × 20″D. $16,050. Showroom, Boston, (617) 482-4805, showroomboston.com
The best seat in the house, Ralph Lauren’s tailored but cushy Wyland chair just begs to be sat in. 36″W × 33″H × 42″D. $4,695. Ralph Lauren Home, Boston Design Center, (617) 424-1124, ralphlaurenhome.com
A collaborative cottage community of women in India use repurposed Bengali cotton to design and hand-sew traditional Kanthas like this one, each one a unique work of art. The cloth’s double layer of fabric, secured by a series of running stitches, guarantees a warm night’s sleep. Approximately 60″ × 72″. $150. WA, Provincetown, (508) 487-6355, waharmony.com
The Profile ottoman from Roche Bobois is as versatile as it is arresting. Its proportions are just right for placing in front of the sofa or as a stand-alone bench. Designed by Roberto Tapinassi and Maurizio Manzoni, it’s upholstered in Jean Paul Gaultier’s plaid velvet. Approximately 87¼″W × 17″H × 33″D. $5,435. Roche Bobois, Boston, (617) 742-9611, and Natick, Mass., (508) 650-5844, roche-bobois.com
Shot through with gold threads, this toss cushion in wool designed exclusively for Pod adds a hit of sunny color to a sofa or chair. 16″ × 12″. $78. Pod, Brookline, Mass., (888) 739-3802, pod.bigcartel.com
This compact, sculptural loveseat from Casa Design’s Duke collection packs a punch with its bold plaid upholstery. 55″W × 44″H × 31D″. $3,340. Casa Design, Boston, (617) 654-2974, casadesignboston.com
Merida Carpets recently introduced the Tailormade collection of menswear inspired, made-to-measure, flat-weave wool carpets designed and manufactured in Fall River, Massachusetts. Shown here, Slater, in dark gray. 6′× 9′. $2,700. Merida, Boston Design Center, (617) 464-5400, meridameridian.com
These smart-looking plaid coasters from Fog Linen are surprisingly absorbent and quick drying. 3½″ square. $30/set of 6. Rock Paper Scissors, Wiscasset, Maine, (207) 882-9930
Growing up, did you ever crave a tartan kilt or a pair of madras shorts? Did you lust over all things plaid? Do you remember when your fascination with intersecting horizontal and vertical bands replaced your love of the humble stripe? As an adult, did a particular plaid pattern become part of every decorating scheme you ever considered? Did you sometimes mix plaids with wild abandon? Were you thankful for subtle, mono-chromatic plaids during the first decade of the 2000s, when a certain amount of restraint was de rigueur?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, take heart. We understand your plaid obsession and are delighted to share some good news: a collection of re-colored, re-scaled, unexpected, and just plain wonderful plaids. Go ahead, indulge that fancy—be it tartan, gingham, tattersall, madras, glen, or buffalo—go mad for plaid.