Fall decor is on a fling

Kim Cook, Associated Press

Where fashion goes, decor follows. And this fall, the fashionistas are inspired by Scotland.

Plaid capes, kilts and coats hit the fall 2014 catwalk for Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney. Marchesa showed tartan-printed lace, argyle and fur, and deconstructed kilt patterns into a dress collection. Brazilian label Animale used Celtic and druid patterns, and shot their ad campaign against a rocky, Braveheart-esque background.

Maybe it’s Scotland’s referendum on independence that’s drawn designers’ attention.

If you’re ready to add a little Highland fling to your living space this season, there are lots of options.

Rich woods, squooshy sofas, rubbed bronze and landscape prints evoke the Caledonian country manor. The look, traditional and tasteful, can be dressed up or down.

And modern interpretations also abound, with oversize or edited classic patterns, layering of aged items with new, and playful versions of iconic Scottish elements.

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