How To Mix Patterns in Your Home
Combining prints brings excitement to a room—but how do you make it work? Set small patterns against large ones, limit your palette, and include one big solid (on sofa, floor, or wall) in the scene. Go ahead: Do try this at home.
Zigzag + Stripes
Zebra Stripes + Cheetah Spots
Bevin ottoman, $679, neimanmarcus.com. Zebra pillow by Thomas Paul (on ottoman, right), $105, burkedecor.com. Le Zebra pillow (on ottoman, left), $260, dransfieldandross.com for stores. Sofie cowhide chair, calypsostbarth.com for stores. (For a similar look, try the Zebra Needlepoint armchair, $719, atgstores.com.) Ceramic zebra-print lamp with oval parchment shade, $349, shadesoflight.com. Mid chest 041LQ, Chelsea Textiles, 908-233-5645. (For a similar look, try the Niche three-drawer dresser, $499, westelm.com.) Zachary cowhide boxes, $800 for two, mecoxgardens.com for info. Fabric for cheetah pillow (on floor): Kalahari by Peter Fasano, $126 a yard, John Rosselli & Associates, 212-593-2060 for info. Paradise Crème Contemporary rug, $616 (8 by 11 feet), wayfair.com. Paint: Classic Brown No. 2109-10, $37 a gallon, benjaminmoore.com.
Floral + Gingham + Trellis
Cobble Hill Hampton sofa, $1,895, abchome.com. Fabric for yellow pillows: Hingham plaid, $200 a yard, quadrillefabrics.com for showrooms. Moroccan Tile pillow (turquoise trellis print, small), $90, zincdoor.com. Fence linen pillow (light blue trellis print, large), $356, cococozy.com. Fabric for floral pillows: Orangerie by Designers Guild, $242 a yard, Osborne & Little, 877-322-7420 for info. Egg Press Floral bolster pillows, $68 each, schoolhouseelectric.com. Lattice coffee table, $4,300, tuckerrobbins.com for info. Silhouette nightstand, $149, westelm.com. Haeger Potteries White Cottage lamp, $150, lampsplus.com. Valentina console, $1,495, and Mina Bottle Neck vases, $156 for two: bungalow5.com for info. Hubbard Flowers botanical prints by Natural Curiosities, $240 each, mgbwhome.com for stores. Orangerie wallpaper by Designers Guild, about $240 a roll, Osborne & Little, 877-322-7420 for info.
Toile + Toile + Stripes
Fabric for curtain panel: Paradise Garden, $200 a yard, quadrillefabrics.com for showrooms. Upholstered side chair MR-2040, from $1,375, bakerfurniture.com for stores. Frankentoile pillow, $160, thefutureperfect.com. Owen steel end table, $195, schoolhouseelectric.com. German porcelain bird vase from 1950s, $795, The End of History, 212-647-7598. Blanc de Chien dog lamp, $1,800 for two, toddhase.com for info. Fabric for striped pillow: Franchini fuchsia by Designers Guild, about $265 a yard, Osborne & Little, 877-322-7420 for info. Catamaran indoor-outdoor rug, $298 (6 by 9 feet), dashandalbert.com. Paint: Churlish Green No. 251, $85 a gallon, us.farrow-ball.com.
Ikat + Dot + Paisley
Aravali Spice ikat curtain panel, $40, worldmarket.com. Rebecca sofette, $2,070, mgbwhome.com for stores. Fabric for paisley pillow: Chamba by Peter Fasano, $132 a yard, John Rosselli & Associates, 212-593-2060 for info. Fabric for polka-dot pillow: Tika Sage, $127 a yard, lisafinetextiles.com for showrooms. Turned-leg nightstand, $249, westelm.com. Mina Baluster porcelain vase (yellow), $156 for two, and Roxanne Covered Mei Ping jar (blue), $247: bungalow5.com for info. Paisley nesting boxes, $44 for three, globaltable.com for info. Paint: Charlotte's Locks No. 268, $85 a gallon, us.farrow-ball.com.
Zigzag + Scroll + Geometrics
Minaret wallpaper, about $195 a roll, Osborne & Little, 877-322-7420. Kent sofa in Kravet 288646 fabric, $4,390, nydc.com for info. Fabric for swirl pillows: Swash Stripe FD251, $148 a yard, leejofa.com for showrooms. Velvet Geo pillow (brown) with down-and-feather insert, $195, jaysonhome.com. Fabric for geometric pillow (right): Betwixt, $106 a yard, fschumacher.com for showrooms. Tutti Color throw in turquoise (similar to shown), $55, companyc.com. Zachary coffee table (left), $399, ethanallen.com. Geometric horn stool (right), $1,800, flairhomecollection.com. Eldridge lamp with white silk shade, $450, jaysonhome.com. Abstract Composition 22/10 (screenprint, left), by Rinaldo Paluzzi, $2,400, aerostudios.com for info. Abstract Painting (1964) (above sofa), by Mary Perminger, $2,500, The End of History, 212-647-7598. Calypso St. Barth Tile Jaipuri rug, $1,500 (9 by 12 feet), 866 422 5977.