Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pattern Play - What Direction Would You Go?

Ok, I'm mixing it up again with my Pattern Play post this week. I like to keep things fun around here whenever possible.

What if you had a client, or friend, or family member who enlisted your help with their living room and their only stipulation was that this piece of artwork had to stay in the room because it is near and dear to them...

Photo courtesy of Gemini Studio 

(How could I not choose the Philadelphia neighborhoods?) Ok, so how would you use this print in your room design? Here are two directions that I started to go with...


It's like choose your own adventure! Remember those? 

I would consider the art print to be a neutral, so the possibilities are endless - it all depends upon the look and feel that you want for your room. 

I've learned that flexibility is key when working on design plans. And let's say your client or friend decides, "I think I want the room to remain neutral but also want some doses of color here and there as well". Then you could take that green floral pillow and mix it with the geometric fabric on the left - that would work too! Fun how fabrics and pattern can work like that, isn't it?

11 comments:

  1. And that my friend is exactly why I LOVE neutrals, so many options! I'd be very happy with either of your picks at my house!

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  2. Great choices Holly! The neutrals are especially enticing!

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  3. I like it with the neutrals - nice nice, Holly!

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  4. I love choose your own adventure!:)

    I would lean towards the neutrals because there is so many ways to add color. And, because I think they look really lovely with the print.

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  5. Fun! Love that sign! In this case, I like it better with the neutrals too, but I think its mostly because I just happen to like those two fabrics better, know what I mean?! You could go in any direction with that art, its so versatile. I do love that green floral pillow though, so pretty!

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  6. Yup, Every room needs a good balance of neutrals and color. You've got some great selections here and all would go perfectly with the artwork.

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  7. I love the neutral patterns you chose...that is the way I would go! Then, you can add pops of color in solids like pillows, vases, throws, etc. Love that print - so fun!

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  8. Love the print, and for me I like it with the neutrals. I think that blend is gorgeous, and would really make the print sing! You're on fire with this pattern play :-)

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  9. Love this pattern play, Holly! I was also immediately drawn to the neutrals you chose. I just love the way the graphic nature of the patterns work with the linear typeface. The pop of green in the other pillow would look great too.

    Beautiful and thought provoking, as always.

    And I totally remember,and loved those choose your own adventure books ; )

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  10. I love this idea! I would go for the neutrals, but also love the idea of throwing in the colorful pillow with the geometric print. So pretty!

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