Playing with pattern is truly a skill, a craft, an art form. Whenever I am working on a design, I keep a certain formula in mind while mixing and matching patterns. Incorporate complimentary colors + mix big with small + busy with classic + bold with traditional = amazingly eclectic yet harmonious design. The space below is a perfect example of bold and bright pattern meshing with traditional and classic pattern. What a perfect marriage, no?
So I told you I had some experience with mixing pattern, and you know what they say, "you gotta practice what you preach." So I am going to show you the way. I do have to add in a little tidbit and my method to the madness, my new thing is always including a fabric with some sort of large scale lifestyle/animal scene. It is totally interesting. I promise. Here is the breakdown of needs for the perfect pattern formula today. Right now. This very instant. Floral + Small busy print + Stripes + Large interesting scale design = Perfect Pattern Play.
What do you think?!? Are we brave enough to try? I sure hope so. If you still need my assistance and aren't quite sure on how to play with the pattern, penpal me. We will work through the tangled world of pattern together. I will even hold your hand. XOXO