Last week I shared my top tips for mixing pattern, colour and texture to achieve a cohesive, well-travelled look. Today, I want to share this beautiful house that does a great job in showcasing how you can be bold with pattern at home. I hope that it gives you extra confidence to give it a try for yourself!
The interior of this lovely Californian home was put together by interior designer Natalie Myers, of Veneer Designs. Her brief was to provide a refined and luxurious scheme with bohemian and earthy hints, mixed with design classics for timeless style.
Be bold with pattern: Living spaces
The photos above and below are super examples of pattern mixing without a room looking overly boho or studenty. The layered rugs make a bold statement and having a mix of cushions on the bench complements rather than detracts from them. It helps that the cushions all have a similar muted tone which creates a cohesive, put-together feel. The 70s print also brings a lovely classic edge to the overall look.
I used this next photo in last week’s post to illustrate the ways in which you can mix pattern, texture and colour at home, without realising it was from this house tour. I was really pleased to discover that it was part of more cohesive, overall scheme rather than just a well styled room.
This space really is a shining example of so many interior design elements. The shelf styling is spot on, and I love the symmetry of the side tables and lamps. They contrast perfectly with the mixed global textiles and the rough edges of the natural wood coffee table.
This next photo is probably my favourite of all. It’s the bar, which I am naturally drawn to (for styling purposes – obviously!), but I also love the varying patterns of the textiles in this room. Oh yeah, and the cute dog which I think always adds a personal touch to interiors photos!
This next mixed up living space is pretty daring but I think they’ve pulled it off. The striking orange sofa is a statement in its own right, but adding contrasting cushions and placing it on an equally dramatic rug amplifies the effect. And then they decided to throw in some pastel toned artwork prints too. On paper this space should not work at all…what do you think?
More mixing of patterns in the cushions on the extremely on-trend hanging chair below. And the sheepskin adds an extra layer of texture and luxury for a wonderfully boho corner that must be a pleasure to spend time in. Pass me my coffee and a good book!
Be bold with pattern: Bedroom
The use of pattern and texture is equally successful in the bedroom. The room itself has been kept neutral which enables the dramatic Moroccan boucherouite rug under the bed to dominate. If I’m honest, I think the cushions on the bed could have been more exciting. However, I guess that by matching them to the wall art, it ensures your eye is drawn to the rug allowing it to tell its own story.
Be bold with pattern: Home Office
So the home office is less of a masterclass in mixing patterns and textures, but is a great example of shelf-styling. I love the use of dramatic shelving taking up the whole wall. And by leaving plenty of white space between the artwork and accessories, the look is clean, crisp and uncluttered.
It can be tempting to completely fill shelves with any and everything you own. That’s what they’re there for after all. But, as ever, there is a balance to be struck between practical use and styling…
Be bold with pattern: Bathroom
I am in love with the recent trend of using vintage rugs in the bathroom. It’s such a simple styling trick but is so effective in bringing warmth and interest to an otherwise stark space. Bathrooms are undeniably tricky rooms to get right in terms of adding personality. It’s important to keep the hardware neutral given that it needs to last, so that just leaves towels, accessories and artwork to do the talking. But what a conversation starter a vintage rug can be!
I hope this house tour has given you some inspiration on the ways in which you can get bold with pattern in your home. If so, do share your thoughts or photos in the comments below or over on facebook. I’d love to hear from you!
This house has certainly made me rethink how far you can push things and given my love for an eclectic array of textiles from around the world, I am thinking that this new found confidence will serve me well!
Happy travels and shopping