The vision for this room was to have space where you could drink your morning coffee...have a cocktail...have quiet time...or even work with your team. The inspiration was the wallpaper with it's floral and striped pattern. The stripes were carried down to the floor and grounded everything with a few solid colors.
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.
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.
A paisley print quilt in teal and white plays off the dark teal walls while keeping the space from feeling too heavy. Mixing the printed quilt with the blue and yellow striped Roman shades keeps the eye moving and punctuates the room with interesting patterns and textures.
Mixing patterns brings interest to your outdoor space, especially when the color scheme remains consistent, no matter what the pattern. With a strict color scheme, says interior designer Danielle Rollins, you are more able to move items around for parties or just to change things up. Rollins prefers to use sturdy fabrics from Sunbrella on all outside spaces. Outdoor mirrors enlarge this covered patio space and a ceiling fan keeps things comfortable in the steamy South.
In spare spaces you can afford to do a bit of bold pattern. You can even mix and match, as long as there is some unifying element. In this room, it’s the vibrant red found in both the blankets and stuffed animals.
The formality of this cozy bedroom with its Thibaut through Duralee Chang Toile covering the walls and ceiling is balanced by a fun almost tie-dye rug says designer Jena Salmon. “When you do something so traditional, I think it really needs a punch of funk on it,” says Salmon of that statement rug.
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.
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.
Blue and navy Ikat throw pillows on the two sofas provide comfort and add another touch of color and pattern to the parlor. The use of navy, French blue and indigo throughout the space offer contrast for the feminine design details in this parlor.