I (Cristina) am always impressed when stylish ladies manage to pull off mixing several prints into one unexpected outfit. They’re often patterns and colors that I would never think of putting together, and the resulting looks are totally unique and playful. The same can be said for interiors when choosing pillows, rugs, and window fittings. And as you may have gathered from my last post, I’m in danger of living in a home that is entirely striped, so I think this is the perfect time to start playing with patterns! This look is about breaking the rules and approaching pattern with reckless abandon - easier said than done. But if you stare longingly at these inspiration images (as I have) you’ll see there is some method to the madness! Keep reading to see how to bring this look home, and I’d love to know: do you mix prints in your interiors?
The bed is an excellent setting for prints because there are so many textiles at play, from sheets to shams, the duvet and even the headboard can be mixed and matched. The task of creating a purposefully mismatched look can be daunting so the best place to start is by choosing a color palette. I chose a classic combination of blues and greys (with a couple pops of pink!). The blue and red color palette in our inspiration photo was carried through to the walls, the bedding and even in the art, giving the room a cohesive feeling overall. I may not have strayed far from my beloved stripes, but I’m feeling inspired to diversify the prints in my home and I hope you are too!
*images: inspiration images by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue, headboard, ruffled pillowcases, duvet, pool photo, animal poster, lamp, tea canister, bedside table, live love pillow, Mongolian fur pillow, sheets, ikat pillow, blue border pillow, finger paint pillow, rug