Fabulous Friday Favorites 6 – Chevron


Friday should be a day that means you are nearing the end of a satisfying week and look forward to the weekend as simply a time to enjoy other activities but not as a method of mental escape.
~Byron Pulsifer

Alright -only a man would write this quote.  Are you serious Byron?  I can pretty much take an educated guess that Byron is single, childless and works at someplace un-stressful, like maybe Disney World.  Weekends were made for mental escape – who are we kidding?  Oh Byron ….

Let’s get down to business – I can only project so much anger on Byron – it is Friday!

Today’s FFF’s are all based on the pattern of Chevron.  I know that some think that Chevron has been over done lately, but I still love it’s boldness and how fun it makes the room feel.  Take a look …


I am in love with gray and yellow.  I always have been.  My dorm room in college (last year – HA!) was all gray and yellow.  I have to admit, my mom and I went a bit overboard on the matchy-matchy gray and yellow EVERYTHING!  My towels were gray with my name monogrammed in yellow, my shower caddy – you guessed it – yellow and even my plastic storage bins – bright yellow.  My bedding was such a cool gray and yellow with yellow pillows.  I found out much later that I was talked about quite a bit on the dorm floor for being … how should I say this gently?  NUTSO!

My house has no place for gray and yellow but I can wear it … If I had worn that color combo in college and laid on my bed it would have been like camouflage. I definitely could have spied on my roommate.

Okay …back to Chevron. Wow, did I get on a tangent!

Source: etsy.com via Missi on Pinterest

Source: designmom.com via Katie on Pinterest

Source: onekingslane.com via Beth on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Renee – on Pinterest

Source: tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com via Meredith on Pinterest

Source: gatherlove.tumblr.com via Lauren on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Mandi on Pinterest

Don’t you just love a little Chevron mixed in with your florals, stripes or geometrics?  Chevron can be contemporary, cottage, traditional even minimalist.  Throw a Chevron pillow on your couch and see how much it changes the entire looks of the room.  You can find these pillows at Target or Homegoods – don’t feel like you have to spend a ton of money.


Chevron makes a huge impact on your walls in any color.  I even like how it is painted on boards and leaned up against the wall.  These walls can make a statement in a bedroom, living room, bathroom or nursery.  I personally just like one accent wall in a chevron pattern.  If you did the entire room you might feel like you are in “dizzy-ville”.


Boy … I really am a little obsessed with gray and yellow.

Source: media-cache3.pinterest.com via Fallon on Pinterest

Source: neimanmarcus.com via Korey on Pinterest

Source: blog.citycraftonline.com via CityCraft on Pinterest

Source: lil-marla.livejournal.com via Alison on Pinterest

Source: ashlemieux.blogspot.com via Alison on Pinterest

Source: retropolitanhip.blogspot.com via Alison on Pinterest

Source: cooper-grey.com via Alison on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Alison on Pinterest

Of course I ended on a gray and yellow piece – and I swear that was unintentional.  I will take any one of these pieces. I think they are so funky and so cool. They are sophisticated and fun! There are not many things that can be described that way and used it so many different environments.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my FFF Chevron patterns today. Enjoy your weekend and MENTALLY ESCAPE – you deserve it!

Hope your life is more heaven than havoc!

About Missi @ havoc to heaven

I am the President and CEO of the Smith House (according to me). I am married and we have four teenagers all within 3 1/2 years of each other - including a set of twins. Let's just say I log more miles on my car then a NY taxi driver. I am one crazy, busy lady. But - I know that the kids will be off to college soon enough so I relish the craziness and take lots of Xanax (oops I mean baths). I love to see things that are in havoc turn into heaven on earth. I am a self taught designer who has a passion for paint colors, fabrics, vintage accessories and everything on Etsy and Pinterest! I hope you enjoy my blog. I will be showing all kinds of scenarios that have been taken from "Havoc to Heaven" - from remodeling, refinishing and maybe just starting from scratch!

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  1. Here in Australia it seems we have been very late in adapting the chevron trend. Chevron cushions have only JUST started coming out here. What I love most about chevron is that it is so easy to mix with other patterns – because it is such a strong, bold, masculine pattern, it is easy to mix with smaller, daintier, more feminine patterns.

    Great post! Love all of your examples – especially that last one!

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