I know I say this about so many features on the blog, but I think coming up with Pattern Play round ups to show people a little bit of my process and how I mix and match fabrics. It’s one of the things I’m known for and something I love to do. As you know I’m not afraid of a little or let’s face it a lot of color. With this pattern play I’m going to play around with turquoise and fuchsia as my main color points.
My main inspiration was the large scale floral called Avondale Floral in Meadow by Schumacher. It is a modern take on floral chintz where the fabric has a little sheen, but the colors are bold and modern! It would look amazing in nursery, but also stunning in a living room or dining room setting. I would love to see this in drapes.
For accent fabrics I would use the elephant fabric called Ganesh by Broom Street Studios. I’m in love with it in all colorways. Such a whimsical pattern!
A small pattern is always nice to throw into the mix when you are dealing with such a large scale floral. One of my favorite is Gigi embroidery by Schumacher. It adds a nice texture and would be nice as a seat cushion in a dining room or pillows with a pretty pink flat welt piping.
If you really close up on the floral fabric then you will see that among the fuchsia there is also a little bit of a berry purple. Why not bring that into play. It’s a little unexpected, because you don’t see it right away, but it totally works when it’s all together. I like to mix up the scale of patterns so I would go with something larger than the small embroidered fabric. Dyer by Kravet is the perfect shade of purple and pattern scale.
A solid is always a must and in this case I say it’s best to go bold with Shocking Pink by Duralee! It’s insanely good! The best shade of pink and a good amount of texture because it’s a linen.
Love this pattern play because it’s a happy mix of preppy happiness with solid traditional bones! Put together it’s a super chic fabric mix.