Week of April 6, 2020 – Tartan Day

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week

At its core, the United States can be defined by its blend of diverse cultures and attitudes. It is these cultures and attitudes that have allowed us to innovate and progress under one flag, while giving us the ability to appreciate our familial roots. Join our friends of Scottish heritage in celebrating Tartan Day by browsing through some Celtic inspired home design.

1. Solitude in the Scottish Highlands

House clad in burnt larch perches on a rocky site in the Scottish Highlands, dezeen

This rural retreat may not be what you imagine when you’re thinking of the Scottish Highlands if you’ve read Diana Gabaldon’s best seller, Outlander. But in terms of Modern Design, this home checks all the boxes.Check out more of this home’s modern design elements for some Tartan inspiration.

2. A Stay in Neverland

An Idyllic Hotel on a Remote Island off Scotland that Inspired Peter Pan, Elle Décor

Found on Eilean Shona, Vanessa Branson’s Boutique Hotel is located in the very place that inspired Peter Pan’s fictitious paradise, Neverland. This Hebridian stay is truly one of a kind as it boasts a wide array of lively, contemporary décor that the Lost Boys of Neverland would even enjoy. Take a look at more of this home to see why.

3. Blending Celtic Culture with 21st Century Design

Merging Old and New with These 10 Modern Renovations in Scotland, dwell

Like much of Europe, Scottish architecture is continuously finding innovative ways to integrate new concepts with the old. Browse through this collection of traditional Scottish homes that have been transformed to meet modern standards.

4. Tartan Influence in a UNESCO World Heritage

Hotel Indigo Dundee: A Choice Hotel for Visiting the UK’s First UNESCO City of Design, Design Milk

Transformed from a 19th century jute Mill, this hotel features a variety of unique design elements in the design-centric city of Dundee. Check out more for some design inspiration for your next home project.

5. The Contemporary Colors of Life

In Scotland, a Rug Designer’s 200-Year-Old Farmhouse, Design Sponge

This Scottish Family’s 200-year-old traditional farmhouse boasts far more than what meets the eye when looking only at the exterior. Check out how their use of contemporary décor flows seamlessly from room to room while still maintaining some of its 200-year-old features.


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