Herringbone Part I

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Herringbone, glen plaid, houndstooth and black watch plaid, I am loving menswear fabrics in design these days.  I have always been partial to deep, dark rooms, dens and libraries with wood paneling, rich leather furniture, nailhead trim, hunt prints and library lamps.  I adore Ralph Lauren (their pants fit me better than anyone’s!) and I go to a lot of horse shows so I am constantly exposed to equestrian style.  When I lived in New York City, I would always try to go out of my way to walk by the store, they had the absolute best window displays, so rich, just amazing, I felt inspired just walking by.  So, I still drool over that style, but living in the south (for the most part, I’m lucky enough to get around the country), this menswear style can be a little dark and heavy.  That’s why I like the herringbone and houndstooth fabrics and patterns, combined with pastels, they can really lighten things up.  There’s really nothing like a rich black and white with a pop of pink or a light wash of turquoise.  It works well with jewel tones too, although you have to be careful because then it can get too heavy.   In my logo design company and website design company, Little Blue Deer, I try to use this theory as well.  Sometimes dark and deep and rich looks really good, dependent on the photography on the website, but generally I like to keep the background and basics light and then add in some dark color and texture.  I also know how to build a site for a man!  I know my style looks really feminine, I had to create an extra webpage for corporate design because I didn’t want men to be scared off.  But a light touch of a black and white pattern can really draw attention to a blog or website, it’s bold and chic and really, I have yet to see a website that incorporates this that I don’t like, it just looks so crisp and clean.   Little Blue Deer specializes in chic, unique and sophisticated and unique custom blog design, website design and logo design for interior designers and other creative professionals (and businesses!) and we are a best ecommerce solution for ecommerce website development for small shops and designers (currently offering Shopify customization), so let us design a shop, logo, custom blog or website just for you.
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