If blue gingham conjures to mind Dorothy's dress in The Wizard of Oz or country-cute kitchen curtains, you may be in for a happy surprise. I've rounded up some lovely interiors that use this classic pattern to elegant and modern effect.
The word gingham is actually an appropriation of the Malay word genggang, meaning striped. Indeed, the first ginghams were actually a striped fabric, although now it is exclusively plaid or checked in pattern. From room dividers to wall treatments, see some of the innovative ways this historical fabric pattern is being used in modern homes.