Choosing a conventional plaid is fine if you’re donning a kilt or attending a lumberjack convention, but if you’re decorating with a traditional tartan, you’ll want one that sets you and your space apart. Sandra Jordan has you blissfully covered. Her softer-than-cashmere Prima Alpaca plaids are ultra-luxurious and imagined in fresh colorways that give this timeless pattern an updated spin. 

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Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca, to the trade, John Brooks Inc., SLC.

More Playful Plaid From Our Archives

Photo by Rebekah Westover. Design by Caitlin Creer.

A European farmhouse in Heber combines bright colors with earthy textures. In the hybrid laundry room, a warm plaid dresses a comfortable stool while contrasting nicely with the green cabinetry.

Photo by Rochelle Jahdi. Design by Alder & Tweed.

To add visual interest and depth to this quant office space the walls are papered with a dark, menswear plaid. “The pattern and colors actually expand the space visually and make if feel cozier,” says Lindsey Treasure, designer with Alder & Tweed.

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Photo by Chris Luker. Design by Ashton Klomp Interiors.

A traditional yet fresh plaid carpet adds nuance to to a Midway home‘s children’s room. The timeless pattern connects the playful room to the rest of the house’s light-and-bright coastal style.

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Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.