Pattern Play

image via decor8

Pattern pattern everywhere; that’s the theme of today’s post. Above is a picture that illustrates to perfection the dramatic effect incorporating a mix of colourful patterns can have in a room. Combining too many types of floral textiles on the couch cushions and the rug could have led to overkill, but their use of a soft colour palette allows the patterns to blend together perfectly. This whole room has an irresistible eclectic-Japanese vibe.

Floral, herringbone, and tribal inspired prints are just a few of the many patterns to be experimented with, and here are a few examples of designers and artists doing just that:

Herringbone Plates by forestclearing

These herringbone printed plates are the perfect graphic punch for a monochromatic table setting. Each earthenware plate is hand thrown and painted. I could see a set of these hung on a wall in a dining room looking pretty fabulous as well.

Emily Henderson Room Photographed by Mark Champion

I love patterns when they are unexpected, and I’m sure you’ll agree that this is the case with the graphic novel-esque wallpaper pictured above. Stylist extraordinaire Emily Henderson created this guestroom using a mix of modern and antique furnishings and this unique wallpaper from pottockprints designed by Geoff McFetridge. I think a guestroom is the perfect place to take some decorating risks, like using a bold wall treatment, don’t you?

Paper necklace by Li-Chu Wu

Li-Chu Wi’s extraordinary jewellery will have you marveling at her delicately created patterns. It’s hard to believe these are made of paper. You can have a look at more of her work here, her sculptural brooches are also out of this world.

via house to home

A sofa patterned in tribal prints is the only statement piece needed in this beautiful living room. Once again, choosing a simple colour scheme keeps the mix of prints from looking too overdone. The contrast between the graphic prints and the somewhat dainty chandelier is also unexpected in a good way.

Click for Art Limited Edition Chair by Dan Baldwin via Freshome

Click for Art Limited Edition Chair by Sylvia Ji via Freshome

Click for Art Limited Edition Chair by Caramelaw via Freshome

Who says art has to hang on a wall? These artist designed thrones are definitely statement pieces. The classic chair design contrasted with the urban print is the right mix of art and beauty. If you want one of these thrones you had best act fast because they are sold in limited editions, with only 33 available in each of the three designs.

Happy Friday Everyone!

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