Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pattern Play

The inspiration for this week's pattern play came from the striped fabric I had been thinking about for the multi-functional family room I had written about the other day. When I think about fabrics for a family room or a common area, I think the fabrics should be classic, colorful, and durable.


The striped fabric sets the stage for plenty of options for a color palette for this family room. I knew that I really wanted to try to pull out that pretty steel blue color as well as the red.

The floral fabric that brings out the blue, sage green, and golden tones would be ideal for a roman shade or valance, and the red geometric would be fun for pillows or a large memo board.

I think the mix of patterns on the right is even more of a traditional look. The classic paisley print almost looks like it was meant to match the stripe perfectly, and I love the textured zig zag fabric.

Which of these options would you like in a family room? Would you have used different colors or patterns with the striped fabric? I love finding out how people pair things differently.

This is the third week I've been doing this Pattern Play series and I must say, ever since I started it I feel like the weeks have really been flying by. Before I know, it's time to put together another fabric scheme. Pretty crazy but fun! Have a good one.

Fabric sources: floral, geometric, stripe, textured zig zag, paisley

12 comments:

  1. I'd find a way to fit in every one of those, they're all great choices!

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  2. I agree. They all work so nicely together and would make such a statement. You have such an eye for mixing patterns.

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  3. I'm with Pam, all great fabrics Holly! Loving the colors....
    Cathy

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  4. Gorgeous! I love that red geometric one!

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  5. These look wonderful together. It's definitely not easy mixing patterns, it is a skill. You've done a great job!

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  6. Hey, Holly! Loove the ones on the left, so fun and young, but still classic, for a family room!! You are really good at this, totally opening my eyes. Isn't it crazy how the time is flying by in general, I mean its almost February!!!

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  7. I love them all, Holly! The paisley is my total favorite, but I'm crazy for paisley so that one was easy. I really like the stripe with the fabrics on the right, but I also like the stripe, paisley and red geometric... I am loving your pattern play series!

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  8. Holly,
    These are so pretty together. The only one I don't love is the floral in the upper left-hand side. For some reason, I'm so burnt out on florals these days. But I love all the others together - very cool :)

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  9. I love both, but I think I would go with the left. You have such a great eye for mixing fabrics! Me...not so much :)

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  10. Love it, love it! You put together a beautiful palette:)

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  11. I just love pattern play and the stripes you chose for the base. Timeless classic with a twist. I would actually go with the floral on the left for the accent pillows, just to add drama on the sofa. Then I would work with the grey on the right (perhaps use a little of the red geometric only for small accents)

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  12. I would pick a stronger blue pattern in a cool blue to balance the warmth of the striped pattern. Of course, solids are always included. I do like the fabric you have chosen and you have the large and small patterns in there. Great series, Holly...such fun!

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