Trick out Accents in Tartan
Dating to the 1700s, the classic Black Watch combination of blue, green and black is my favourite, but you’ll find hundreds of patterns to suit both your colour scheme and your young man’s preferences. Instead of searching for ready-made tartan pieces, go straight to a garment-trade fabric store to find a real deal. At less than $30 a yard, this woven wool offers quality and value in equal amounts and can be used for pillows, curtains, seat coverings and more.
Sources: Duvet cover, and sheets, West Elm (www.westelm.com). Tartan fabric, Leo’s Textiles (www.leostextiles.com). Felt and iron-on stars for DIY cushions, Designer Fabrics (www.designerfabrics.ca).