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Pattern Play

Like color, a room can typically withstand a little more pattern than one may think,” writes Meg Braff in The Decorated Home. “I always encourage pushing the proverbial envelope a bit.” In this cheery space, patterns range from a zig-zag rug to animal print pillows to ikat draperies. For a similar look, pair a modern geometric rug—hand-tufted in India and GoodWeave- certified—with leopard print pillows in picnic green, then accessorize with a swirly brass candelabra and textural porcelain lantern. To mix and match prints, keep the color palette consistent and vary size and scale. “And most of all,” warns Braff, “never let your pattern choices get too serious.”