March 14, 2011

Pattern Mixing {SAVVY Design Pricipals}

{images via Willey Design, Domino, Omni Art Design, Krista Ewart}

Are you confident enough to mix patterns?  Mixing patterns is hot right now.. in fashion and in design.  I have come to realize my house is devoid of pattern... which is so weird because I LOVE fabric!!  I have been sourcing fabrics non stop so I though I share some design principals for mixing patterns in design.
This mix of prints is bold and colorful!  The color combo in the floral fabric provides inspiration, and a lot of chances to mix and match colors, pattern and scale.  The rule for this sort of pattern mash up is playing with large and small scales.
The design rule for this mix of patterns is keeping it subtle and within the range of limited colors.  All these fabrics also have a graphic similarity that help the muted colors feel bold and fresh.

This mix of patterns follows the design principal texture, texture, texture.  The mix of patterns is the woven texture in the fabrics.  Offset with a few pops of color, this collection of patterns is fresh but traditional.

Do you fee more confident with mixing patterns?


Living Savvy - Savvy Design West said...

[...] designed room!  I love the mix of patterns {see the SAVVY design principals for mixing patterns, here} and the scale of the furniture!!!  Just [...]

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I'm really curious about the middle set of patterns -- fabric and colors -- that you posted.

Can you source these for us? thank you!!