Select powerful patterns for your entry - bold wallpaper, often sporting a graphic pattern, is a classic ingredient of an eclectic space. Forget tiny repeats or floral, the eclectic look prefers something stronger and crisper.
One of Naomi’s strengths as a designer is her ability to mix patterns. Here, a side chair reupholstered in Bogolan or “mud cloth,” from Mali creates an unexpected moment that gives the room a global, sophisticated feel.
In the master bedroom, Naomi’s skill at blending patterns is once again on full display. The bed pillows, headboard and sheets all boast unique yet related patterns. A mud cloth bolster and embroidered suzani pillow add texture to the bed. And a custom headboard has been upholstered in a deep gray fabric. The neutral heavy color palette weaves the various pieces together.
This patterned chair against the fireplace is the perfect cozy spot to read or chill. The mask on the far right wall is from Tanzania, the wooden statue is from Ghana and the Picasso poster on the mantel is vintage. The brass candlesticks were a thrift store find.
My textile collection, Studio NYC, evokes a naturally-inspired yet urban vibe that allows me to mix and match patterns like Current and Riverbed, shown here on the napkins and seat cushions that are as at home in the country as they are in this home in the city.
Inject some energy into the playspace with a patterned rug made from durable materials. This rug pulls together the earth-toned color scheme while also adding a touch of modern Southwestern flair to the room.
A wall of pattern is a beautiful and a feminine accent that draws you into this colorful room. Pair of queen beds are separated by an end table with matching sconces. A red rug covers the majority of the floor space.
An easy way to add flair to any child's room is with patterned accessories. This $350 playroom makeover comes to life with the addition of colorful and vibrant pillows. The feminine floral rug complements the pillows, and together they create a cheerful play space. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com
You can use any items from around the house to create a tablescape. Simply choose things with texture such as a canvas drop cloth for use as a table cloth. Cover vessels with wrapping paper or maps for a pop of color and pattern, and create a centerpiece with a grouping of random objects with interesting shapes.
A mix of patterns brings designer flair to this bed ensemble. While layering different prints may seem intimidating, interior designers say the key to getting it right is to achieve the proper mix of scale. To keep the layered look from becoming too busy, use a mix of small-, medium- and large-scale patterns and stick with a cohesive color scheme. By keeping the colors similar yet slightly off from one another, the result is sure to be successful.