A mint and gray floral wallpaper is the backdrop for this pretty, feminine bedroom. Soft hues allow several patterns to blend rather than clash, and the luxe sheen of the gray bedding adds even more visual impact.
A trio of patterns and colors in the bedding and pillows work seamlessly together in the master bedroom. Simple brown and white nightstands, each with a black lamp, books and succulent, flank the canopy bed.
Hanging romantic light fixtures over the sleek gray nightstands maximizes the surface space for a mirrored tray. The feminine bedroom mixes floral wallpaper with a tufted velvet headboard and pretty metallic fabrics.
Blue and green toile prints combine with chevron pattern headboard in this eclectic boy's bedroom. A small basketball hoop is mounted to the wall, and a basket of balls sits by the bed for playing before bedtime.
A bright pink pillow pops against the navy blue and white color palette of this eclectic bedroom. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn mixes traditional fabrics, like the floral duvet cover, with contemporary ones, like the graphic-patterned pillows.
This soothing guest bedroom features a queen size bed with organic bedding and a headboard that is slanted to make it more comfortable to read at night. Mixed patterns in a gray and white color scheme with a pop of red add depth to the space.
Tall ceilings, a light color palette and French doors give this girl's room a fresh, spacious look. Light blue trim frames the doors and windows, while a deeper shade of blue pops in the patterned bedding. A red throw pillow complements the red in the artwork mounted above, and fuzzy stools bring a fun texture to the room.
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.
This contemporary girl's bedroom mixes soft pink walls with brilliant colors and patterns. A purple blanket and green-and-blue throw pillows on the bed play off the floral pattern on the Roman shade. . A simple white nightstand holds a blue lamp and pink-and-green vases.
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.