The ability to mix, match and blend patterns and colours together successfully is a God given talent and the results of a well-patterned space can be jaw dropping
Patterns blended, contrasted and positioned creatively can create the most fascinating rooms, magically enchanting the eye in such a way we might not even realize what’s making the room look so special. It can be a terrifying task to try and create a space based on overlapping pattern but some of today’s most brilliant designers, in both the apparel and home fashion worlds, inspire us to attempt just such a feat. Bright, bold, graphic and organic patterns mixed and blended in a space by a talented designer brings a chic, youthful vibrancy and proficient artistry to any space.
Is there a secret to designing such spaces? Absolutely. To design a piece of furniture or an entire room with this electric, creative genius the designer must have unswayable confidence and a great sense of adventure and humor.
One must adhere to the motto ” if you put it together, then it goes together”. But there are a few trade secrets that will help to ensure success. Proportion is key to ensure that all patterns, regardless of colour, are of different proportions. Keep a balanced mix of graphic and organic patterns, and amongst your more colorful patterns, which need to contain at least one common colour thread, add a bold touch of black and white. To help achieve harmony amongst the chaos of pattern restrict your use of metal to a single element: perhaps gold or silver.
This is not an easy look to achieve successful but with determination and purpose, you will be successful! Start small, perhaps start with a table top layering on a few different patterns with a clothe and runners. Then layer and stack dishes and stem ware of varying colours and pattern, in the center of the table have fun with candle sticks and whimsical accessories. Think outside the box, add artistic flair by employing center pieces that traditionally wouldn’t belong (sculptural busts, books, or natural elements like driftwood or branches) There just as one wouldn’t think that these colorful combinations or patterns would ever go together successfully, but with a carefully editing eye, they can.
One successful vibrant space will undoubtedly leave you craving more.
Mix it up , be brave and achieve fabulous spaces filled with colour and pattern.