Pattern Clash

Jungle Print Cotton Accent Lamp Shade Cost Plus World Market //
Pair of Appetizer Daisy White China Plates Urban Dwellings //
Alborg Large Stacked Pendant Light in Burnished Brass with Matte White Shade YLighting //
Meadow Rose Gold Wallpaper Graham & Brown //
I’ll Keep the Light on For You by Maria Mylenas Instagram // @marisolsappho
June Area Rug in Rosebud Angela Adams // angelaadams. com
Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Emerald Velvet, 24K Gold Edition 1stdibs //
Saarinen Dining Table 35” Rounds Knoll //
Cobble Ruffle Cake Stand Lemon Zest Home //

“Pattern is a powerful way to turn up the volume in a room an express your personality,” says Emily Henson, the author of Be  Bold: Interiors for the Brave Heart (Ryland Peters and Small, 2018). The room shown here has a Palm Springs/South Beach vibe with a feminine flair. You can replicate this relaxed vintage look by bringing in pattern using a medley of textiles, wallpaper, rugs, upholstery, and sleek but delicate tableware. Don’t be afraid to get a little kitschy with a ruffle-rimmed plate or palm lampshade. To avoid what Henson refers to as “visual chaos” use a pop of solid color from one of the patterns to break up the riot in the room. The emerald green upholstery for the backs of the dining chairs embodies that strategy here. The key to successfully mixing different designs is sticking with the same palette with three or four shades in common. Last, add an edgy framed photograph or an abstract painting to the wall to complete the look.