Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mix it up

B says that if it were up to me, we'd have patterns everywhere (he's probably right.) My obsession w/pattern isn't just about decor. When I was in art school I painted mostly figures, but towards the end of my undergrad I painted patterns. Some people find it a superficial subject, but I'm memorized by pattern, period. On the Designer's Guild website you can find an array of show rooms that present so many different patterns. Even though these rooms are for presentation, I really like the mix of patterns used. It's easy for too much pattern to become quickly overwhelming, but I think these rooms are great examples of how "mixing it up" is supposed to work.
Floral + Floral
The perfect beach house. Plaid + Floral + Stripes
Stripes + Floral
source: Designer's Guild
Do you have a favorite pattern combination?


UU said...

i admit...i'm a bit struggling with these styles...

from the right bank said...

I love patterns too. There's nothing better than patterns combined -when it's done well. I personally like anything with stripes.

christina said...

I love patterns. But I feel like I'm not very good at combining them. These are great examples to go by. Love them!

s a m said...

Thanks for wandering over to my little blog! I really loved your comments, and come back and visit soon!
Your blog is too fabulous!
xx Sam

Tracy Lorna Nors said...

Hi Christina,
i found your site through madebygirl as your ad banner was very appealing. Lovely site, will be followingyou from now on.

TaĆ­s said...

Thanks for visiting our blog!
I just love yours! It's full of pretty things.

Hugs from Brazil.

Carol said...

yeah! i agree with Tais!
thank u for follow the colours!

Absolutely Not Martha said...

i'm loving that wallpaper/curtain combo in top photo.

jess@thehomebound said...

I love pattern! I especially love mixing and matching them and making a room interesting. The top photo is my pick.

Oh, and hope you feel better.

Jessica Jean said...

Thanks for the comment! I hope you find a deer head soon... I'm gonna keep my eyes open for one that really strikes me.

I love your blog! ...And the first to photos in this post completely capture my heart. What pretty patterns. :)

trishiekoh said...

Oh, i do like the stripes and floral combi!

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