The mix-up of styles has a soothing affect in this master bedroom. From the traditional Persian rug and the transitional x-base stools to the more modern platform bed with downy bed linens, the aesthetic is held together in perfect balance. Minimal prints and a neutral palette help pull off the look.
Pattern mixing is a designer's trick for bringing motion and depth into a space. From the overscaled, lattice-like shape of the FLOR tiles to the diamond stripes of the duvet cover to the geometric print of the throw pillows, pattern is used to draw the eye up from the ground, onto the bed and up to the abstract art.
Slate gray walls set the scene for this eclectic living room. Black-and-white armchairs add pattern and texture to the neutral sofa and sleek white coffee table. Sliding glass doors bring in natural light, while a graphic-printed rug adds style underfoot.
When designing your living room, pull in an eclectic mix of seating options to add flair and flavor. Here, designer Nathan Fischer incorporated a white ceramic garden stool, animal print-covered ottoman and two small stools by the fireplace to create the perfect conversational gathering space. These small seating options can easily be moved around and repositioned to create the perfect arrangement for any situation.
Chairs with different styles and prints unite because of a shared color palette to give this gray dining room personality. The black dining table rests atop a sisal rug, while a metallic chandelier descends from the ceiling above.
A pair of lamps and matching mirrored nightstands flank a comfortable bed with a pretty headboard upholstered in a paisley print. A curved alcove houses a dresser and round mirror. Patterned chairs and a bench at the foot of the bed provide plenty of stylish seating in the space.
A round pedestal table holding an Asian tree is used as a living room divider and is flanked by a large beige sofa and a contemporary seating area with modern turquoise blue arm chairs. Arched window shades cover the large windows above three sets of French doors. The contemporary seating area features a zebra print rug and glass coffee table while both sections are accented with red throw pillows.
Patterns are harmoniously woven together to create a colorful master bedroom design. The key to adding different patterns to a room is to choose different prints and colors. A striped nightstand contrasts with the interlocking scroll design on the yellow wallpaper and ties the pink of the ottoman with the pink tweed pillows. A soft, pattern in the gray-and-white window treatments parallel the colors of the bedding and acts as a backdrop for the pale, blue armchair.
Not the nursery we grew up with, Pattern Play is a result of the client’s love of graphic patterns and color. This long room lacked architectural features. What seemed like a negative became the perfect playground for the offbeat mix of patterns, texture and color. By turning the room upside down (stripes on ceiling), designer Karen Wolf created a focal point, leading to the giant window showcasing the star of the room -Dwell Studios “Brushed Dot” fabric with peacock and yellow polka dots. The main challenge in the space was a balancing act on how to make all these patterns and colors work.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. Create a focal point in the room.
2. Pop your accent color at least three times around the room. Note the mustard yellow.
3. Ground your space with neutrals to provide a place for the eye to rest. (Crème shag and gray Jim Thompson textured wallpaper).
4. Use black, white or gray. There is always a place for these classic colors. Ferm Living Half Moon Wallpaper.
5. Change up scale of patterns. Medium sized wallpaper print, large stripes and small bedding prints.
6. Mix up the patterns: Circles, Stripes, Brushstrokes, Chevron, Ditsy, Solid and Abstract.
7. Throw in an unexpected color – Red art.
8. Play with sheen and lustre, high to low.
9. Have fun and let yourself go. Design is a layering process and sometimes you need to delayer, start over and layer again. Mistakes happen and that is OK.
This formal dining room features an elegant mix of abstract elements that fit with the eclectic vibe of the home. The blue and white draperies complement the linear rug, while an ornate mirror adds texture to the space. A pair of modern lamps continues the linear theme while creating a symmetrical focal point.
Whereas the clean-lined console table gives the foyer structure, mixed prints make the space feel fun and youthful. Notice how designer Stefani Stein used the art to inform the color of the ottomans and ensure that the space looks interesting yet cohesive.