Some recall paisley as the psychedelic apostrophe that dotted dad’s ties. Others know of its prouder provenance as a botanical-inspired pattern woven into shawls in Paisley, Scotland, in the 18th century. Whatever your associations with this old-school motif, it’s back for another whirl. Showing up in new colors and incarnations, it feels both hip and historical.

1 Koessel Studio’s handcrafted wallpaper shown in Pearl Shimmer, $290 per roll. Available in four more colorways at J. C. Licht, 19 S. Morgan St., 312-733-3200;


2 Angelina tone-on-tone handwoven cotton fabric, $250 per yard. Available through designers at Donghia, Merchandise Mart, 312-822-0766,


3 Custom-made 24-inch square silk pillow, $168, at Scentimental Gardens, 428 W. State St., Geneva, 630-232-1303;


4 Louis XVI-style gilt slipper chair upholstered in wool, $8,500, at Branca, 17 E. Pearson St., 312-787-1017;


Photograph: (pillow) Leonard Gertz