You all know that I adore color! One of the first things people say when they walk into my home is that they love how colorful it is. At first I can’t really tell if they are being polite and just think I’m daring aka nuts, because the norm with most people is that beige is daring. Then when they continue and point out all the different things they like I realize that they truly do love it and are intrigued how by how I managed to mix and match color and pattern and still make it work. I love working with clients that have found me through the blog, because they totally get me and are excited to get to work with some color!
Here is a recent pattern play project that I finished for a client. Pattern play is a service were I simply help clients with a selection of fabrics. They can be a jumping off point for the whole start of room redesign or the perfect collection for a sofa pillow assortment. It’s for the client that just needs a designer eye to help mix and match the perfect combo and then they feel comfortable enough to do the rest on their own! It’s one of my favorite things to do for people, because I truly love it. I love finding all of the right fabrics from different fabric houses that all go together.
My jumping off point was the amazing floral! It’s New Athos in kumquat and pink by Brunschwig & Fils and it’s amazing! I’m seriously head over heels in love with it. The florals are stunning and they are on a taupe/stone background so it’s a nice dose of neutral mixed with pops of color for people who are testing the waters with color. It also works perfectly in my living room and I’m thinking I might need pillows myself. 🙂
With such a busy floral I like to keep everything else a bit lighter. Sarah Richardson has a line with Kravet and it is lovely. So many good finds. My favorite has to be the Latticely print. It works perfectly in citron for this pattern play.
With a traditional floral as the focal point I always like including something more modern into the mix to keep things fresh. Jonathan Adler has been a favorite designer of mine for quite some time. He is perfect at designing items that are modern yet warm and happy! I love his new Vionnet pattern. It reminds me a bit of David Hicks La Fiorentina, which is pretty iconic in the design world, but it has multiple colors within the pattern and it’s a more affordable price point!
I needed something to balance the taupe background in the floral background. So something that was a solid color, but let’s face it I needed a little dose of pattern to make it even better. Manuel Canovas is a French design house and I literally want everything in their design library. They are all swoon worthy, but must be used in moderation, because they are so pricey! Their Montana pattern looks like it was made for this pattern play collection. It has that bold pink I love plus the addition of red, which is also featured on the floral fabric and then the stripe pattern embroidered on the fabric is in a taupe color!
Lastly what designer is the definition of living colorfully? Kate Spade! They have a fabric line from Kravet and it’s amazing! A classic dot is always a win in my book and this upholstery grade option called Posie Dot really helps round out this pattern play.
Can’t wait to see this come together! I always love when e-decorating clients send me their finished room photos!
I'm Camila, A SELF APPOINTED STRIPE AFICIONADO WHO HAS A soft spot IN HER HEART FOR BLUE AND WHITE GINGER JARS, THE COLOR ORANGE, AND ELEPHANTS.
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