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Trend Alert: The Return of the Patterned Wool Blanket

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Trend Alert: The Return of the Patterned Wool Blanket

January 22, 2019

Lately we’ve been pleased to note the return of an old-school staple: hardy wool blankets, the sort an English grandmother would have on every bed, back from the blanket chest. In hues of olive, rust, and black, and a variety of tartans, checks, and traditional Welsh patterns, they suit cottages and streamlined interiors alike. Take a look at a few favorite sightings.

Traditional wool blankets by iconic mill Melin Teifil covers the beds in FForest: A Former Farm Transformed into the Ultimate Welsh Country Retreat.
Above: Traditional wool blankets by iconic mill Melin Teifil covers the beds in FForest: A Former Farm Transformed into the Ultimate Welsh Country Retreat.
An all-time favorite: Melin Tregwynt blankets from Wales draped over banquettes in the Ilse Crawford-designed Olde Bell Inn, an Elizabethan-era inn with a modern twist in Berkshire in the UK. See more in Steal This Look: The Olde Bell Inn Dining Room.
Above: An all-time favorite: Melin Tregwynt blankets from Wales draped over banquettes in the Ilse Crawford-designed Olde Bell Inn, an Elizabethan-era inn with a modern twist in Berkshire in the UK. See more in Steal This Look: The Olde Bell Inn Dining Room.
 A tartan blanket in a sparsely appointed bedroom in the Cornish countryside; see more in A Former Vicarage Soulfully Updated by Architect Amin Taha. Photograph courtesy of The Modern House.
Above: A tartan blanket in a sparsely appointed bedroom in the Cornish countryside; see more in A Former Vicarage Soulfully Updated by Architect Amin Taha. Photograph courtesy of The Modern House.
A Scandinavian wool blanket adds pattern to a streamlined attic guest room in Brooklyn. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista; see more in Nordic Beauty: A Brooklyn Townhouse Reinvented with Style—and Restraint.
Above: A Scandinavian wool blanket adds pattern to a streamlined attic guest room in Brooklyn. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista; see more in Nordic Beauty: A Brooklyn Townhouse Reinvented with Style—and Restraint.
A vintage-style plaid blanket in Berdoulat & Breakfast: A B&B in Bath.
Above: A vintage-style plaid blanket in Berdoulat & Breakfast: A B&B in Bath.
A woven blanket in more rustic environs; see The Welsh House: Slow Living in a Traditional Cottage, Available for Rent, in Wales for more.
Above: A woven blanket in more rustic environs; see The Welsh House: Slow Living in a Traditional Cottage, Available for Rent, in Wales for more.
A wool blanket, French style: see Le Barn: Paddock Living at a Rustic-Chic Retreat Outside of Paris.
Above: A wool blanket, French style: see Le Barn: Paddock Living at a Rustic-Chic Retreat Outside of Paris.
A fringed wool blanket on a canopy bed; see more in Berdoulat & Breakfast: A B&B in Bath.
Above: A fringed wool blanket on a canopy bed; see more in Berdoulat & Breakfast: A B&B in Bath.
A wool blanket serves as makeshift slipcover in The Welsh House: Slow Living in a Traditional Cottage, Available for Rent, in Wales. Photograph by Will Venning for Remodelista.
Above: A wool blanket serves as makeshift slipcover in The Welsh House: Slow Living in a Traditional Cottage, Available for Rent, in Wales. Photograph by Will Venning for Remodelista.
Stacked woolen blankets in the mudroom at FForest: A Former Farm Transformed into the Ultimate Welsh Country Retreat.
Above: Stacked woolen blankets in the mudroom at FForest: A Former Farm Transformed into the Ultimate Welsh Country Retreat.

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