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Hello….in getting back to the subject of design, one thing I have always loved is buffalo checks. They to me, are the perfect blend of casual chic with a healthy dose of elegance. They make a room more causal but always still look sophisticated. I had it in my old home and have it in my present home, in my guest room.

As I am still considering the reupholstery of my breakfast room chairs I am thinking of going with a French-y feeling floral on one side and a buffalo check on the other. I find myself continuously drawn to them. So today is all about buffalo checks, if you have not been a fan, this may change your mind and if you are fan, this will remind you why:)

My own guest room where I mixed a traditional toile with buffalo check, love the effect

This is so very pretty, love the idea of using it for a tablecloth mixed in with solid white, Maureen Stevens

What a dreamy bunk bed, love the mix of prints with the buffalo o check ,Homebunch

Makes a great simple cleaner feeling window treatment, Monica Hibbs

Isn’t this a beautiful combination, the check adds so much to this beautiful ensemble


Buffalo check works really well with almost any mix of fabrics, Royal Designs

Charming, this looks like a Charles Faudree space who loved buffalo check, Cottage Journal

Love the mix of the patterned drapes and charming buffalo check chairs

Proof that they look fabulous in any color….love the green!

This is one beautiful space, love the tonal elegant

Of course you know i just love this, House of Harper

A small touch of buffalo check can have a lot of impact, must look at this stylish laundry room from Style At Home

Very handsome for a boys room, great idea on where to use it, Etsy

Definitely proof that buffalo check looks great when mixed in with other textures and elements

Adore it in a bedroom, so very French:) Instagram

Gorgeous mix of green and white prints, the buffalo check is a beautiful addition

Buffalo check on the floor? I love a painted floor so why not! House of Hargrove

A vision in blue…so pretty The Foo Dog Ate My Homework

Classic Charles Faudree, the master of mixing fabrics

Sometimes just adding a touch of it such as on this landing bench is a pretty subtle play of pattern, Brooks and Falotico

Gorgeous on these beautiful breakfast room chairs, Pinterest

Can dress down a bath ME Beck

This is so very gorgeous, Southern Hospitality

Love the pop of red check in this cheery kitchen, Tobi Fairley

A clients recently installed stair landing bench, missing one pillow…just love this and would love to duplicate it for me:)

Isn’t this the dreamiest girls room! Love!! Alyssa Rosenheck

Beautiful idea for barstools in a kitchen

Some recent buffalo checks I have found and some great coordinating fabrics=

Don’t know about you but this post has given me a sudden urge to go fabric shopping and do a little decorating:) I will likely use buffalo check in some way in the PB house, think the casual but sophisticated vibe would work well. And you? What do you think of buffalo checks? Do tell, wishing everyone a wonderful day. Until next time….

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You are right. Gorgeous when mixed with formal fabrics. An elegant and invitingly comfortable look.

Love! Love!
Anyone out there have a source for navy/cream or off white buffalo check upholstery fabric? Been looking for YEARS!

Love the look of all these checks – especially the green – gorgeous. I have been looking for a large yellow & white check in a heavy cotton or silk – any suggestions?

What wonderful pics. I loved looking at all these checks incorporated with beautiful fabrics/interiors. Such a delight. Thanks thanks thanks Tina.

Love the buffalo checks. My favorite is the red but the blue is fantastic also. Charles Faudree was my favorite designer. I especially loved how he decorated his many homes and have kept many of the magazines he was featured in. I am looking forward to seeing your finished room and the choice you made.

LOVE Buffalo checks! Any chance of you having throw pillows for sale in your store?

Love the checks.
And , I loved everything Charles Faudree designed. So sad, he has passed.
Thanking you for this past. Beautiful.

I also enjoy the comforting casual look of the buffalo plaid…… is so welcoming. There is a “brother” windowpane plaid that works for me also.

The tablecloth & pillow combination of buffalo plaid is just perfect for a simple change out.

Tina, I think you are on the right track for your chairs…….am anxious to see your finial combination.

I just had blue and white buffalo check pillows and table topper made for my screen porch. Fabric is by Magnolia love it

I LOVE buffalo checks too. Adds the perfect ‘casually elegant’ touch to almost any room.

I am going to be doing taupe and cream buffalo check and toile in my guest bedroom. It is such a classic look!
Can’t wait to see how your breakfast room chairs come out when you finally decide on a fabric. They will no doubt be fabulous!

I adore buffalo check. I would have it in every room if I could. That and toile are my absolute favorites!! So loved today’s post! Look forward to seeing your finished designs! ( You could really use some buffalo check in PB in a pretty aqua or watery blue!!!!)
Julie L

If you loved Charles Faudree you MUST purchase his books! They are the bible of decorating

I considered buffalo checks when we built our home. Someone told me it was too casual. I wish you had been my designer. I have always regretted not using them. Thank you for this lovely post! I see some changes in the future of my decor.

I want to pin so many of these pictures! I hope we are able to do it soon. Love the buffalo checks, and you have proven that they are lovely in any color.

Hello Tina, wonderful photos as always!
The buffalo check is so smart and chic, but looks friendly too! so easy to live with.
Your Blog is a joy to read…problem though, the photos from the last few don’t
have the Pinterest icon, so cannot pin from the beautiful images. Hope it’s only a slight glitch.
Looking forward to seeing the updates of the new house.
Don’t live in America…. sad I cannot benefit from all the splendid Chinoiserie!
All best wishes.

Hi Tina we own a beach home in Naples and I used a pale blue buffalo check in my living room and dining room with solid creams and it is so pretty and refreshing, even 7 years later I still love it and when I walk in the door. Loved this post and like you, I feel like I want to redo a few rooms here in my own home in Philadelphia, a home is never done!

Here is a list of some my favorite Blue/Cream Checks – but most go toward the ‘French Blue’ color way – not navy.
Vervain-Charles Faudree – Biron Check -CF- 05
Thibaut -Netherlands Check- W8307/blue
Lee Jofa – Indra Check: Indigo -2006146-50
Colfax & Fowler – Belgrave Check – Vintage Blue – F3001-15
And while not a ‘classic buffalo check’ Brunschwig & Fils Crozon Check/Blue Cream -BR-89036-M20 is really really fabulous!
Schumacher does have a very nice buffalo check called ‘Camden Cotton Check – Indigo 63039’ which is nice and there is also ‘Key West Check-Navy 68015’ which is dark navy and white.
Have Fun and remember ‘Good Design is Good for the Soul’

I love this post, a master class on the many uses of a fabric that by itself is overlooked, but skillfully added to a decorating scheme has so much impact. Thank you for making me look at this in a new light.

I love buffalo checks. There is something so fresh about adding some here and there. My husband hates them so I have always been sparing in my own home. The Charles Faudree check is one I use a lot. The colors are endless. Pretty post!

I love the post and love Buffalo checks. I love all the fabrics you posted at the end of the post, especially, the second fabric. Can you tell me who the manufacturer is on that fabric?

Thank you.

Loved this post so much, Tina! I loooove Buffalo check too, and it doesn’t really seem to ever go out of style!

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