Anyone who’s walked through the store knows that I don’t shy away from colors and patterns. I believe that, as long as you have a firm design base, layering colors and textures becomes easy. In fact, I feel strongly that a room needs all the pop it deserves. Usually the base in a living/family room, for me, is the upholstery. I start with a sofa and, maybe, a pair of chairs in warm neutral fabrics. Then I layer on pillows, throws, rugs, etc. that add color, pattern and texture.
At home I used orange as an accent, but I found some beautiful pillows in one of my favorite stores in Key West and thought that these would give me that mix and match, yet, coordinated pillow collection that I always love. It’s easy, breezy decorating style… Don’t fret. Just have fun with patterns and colors. The blue block print pillow has a beautiful orange whip-stitched edge. The little kidney pillow is actually block printed with metallic gold and silver. It all works!
Number one rule for me with pillows is don’t be afraid of pattern. This picture shows a simple start. A big ticking stripe coordinates beautifully with this gorgeous, colorful Indian block print pillow.
There’s definitely more happening here. A mass of different patterns mix and match, creating a bold design of patterns in similar colors.
A neutral gray sofa is dressed up with a chenille throw and 3 different patterned pillows.
Using fabric swatches (Why not get custom pillows made?), I’ve created a rich collection of colors and patterns, as well as, textures. A rich gray velvet (lower left) is paired with a taupey gray Shantung silk (right) and a bold modern pattern. The addition of the unexpected “acid green” linen weave gives it all zing!
A big bold pattern is offset by the rich green velvet (right) and a striped chenille. Love it.
I could go on. It’s easy for me to play with patterns, colors, textures, as I love doing it. I think you get the idea…Let’s talk about your home. Need any fun accessories, pillows, throws? We love helping our customers “put it all together”. Hope to see you soon.
Until next week. Ciao!