I must say that working on my Pattern Play posts is one of my favorite things to do. As an interior decorator there is nothing better than starting with a blank slate and getting to pick everything from top to bottom. However these projects take lots and lots of time and I don’t see the big finish until months later. That is why I love offering clients the ability to just book me for an hour or two. Perhaps they need help sourcing that perfect piece of art for above their mantle or there are 90% done with a room and need that last 10% to finish it off.
Many times clients are stuck with what to do fabric wise. People get very scared about going away from neutral everything and they hire me when they need a help being pushed out of their comfort zone. This time a client came to me with a family room that was painted a neutral pale tan and had warm wood tones in the furnishing like a dark brown leather sofa. I was bought in to give them some suggestions on how to make the space a bit happier and finish it off!
Here is the pattern play I came up with:
Main fabric is Konya by Clarke & Clarke and it’s upholstery grade. I love that it looks like a vintage rug and I recommended that they recovered an existing upholstered bench/coffee table in it.
To pick up on the blue and grassy green/citron in the ottoman fabric I recommended using this ikat fabric for the window treatments. They could go for custom roman shade or panels to make a fun impact.
For the sofa area I selected a mix of solid, stripes and dots for the pillows.
I would do a mix of them on the sofa and actually use the navy stripe for piping on the dot fabric!
They loved the recommendations and I can’t wait to see finished photos!
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