Patterns. Why you shouldn’t be afraid

At GTG we are about layering and mixing patterns, you can see that we are not afraid to go BOLD! Here are some pointers that make the use of patterns tasteful, with consistency in color and scale.  

Large patterns combined with smaller prints in complimentary colors pull it all together. Think about eggplants in a garden combining aubergine and greens.

A great start for a background pattern is staying MONOCHROMATIC.

GO BIG! Use one pattern on the walls, draperies, and upholstered furniture (Where’s Waldo). This move gives a daring statement to any space, especially small areas like entryways, powder rooms, and hallways. Take something ordinary and make it extraordinary. 
   
 Suggestion!  Try to adhere to no more than 3 to 5 patterns in one space as too much print well….. can be too much print.
But, then again if you're feeling it, GO FOR IT!   Choose a  larger scale for the walls and find complementary small patterns and colors to disburse throughout the room. The aubergine and the green works perfectly here in this attic bedroom GTG recently completed. 
 

But, what about those WHITE walls?? 

Considering paint colors for walls our suggestion is to make your walls WHITE we currently are crazy about BENJAMIN MOORE CHANTILLY LACE. Play with your patterns elsewhere, and furnishings become very organic when the background is white; each piece has more definition. 
A great trick is to pick one color palette you want to jump off of and then let the rest follow. The brown Pierre Frey fabric above was great because it has hints of blue that we were able to amplify elsewhere. Turn to the other side of the room, and we pop it with Raoul Textiles Curry Gingham, keeping it in the family as a compliment to the original brown. 
Patterns are nothing to be afraid of, let them reflect you. Checks, stripes, paisley, endless possibilities. Favorite Fabric Houses of the moment for us include Raoul Textiles, Cowtan & Tout, Manuel Canovas, Colefax & Fowler, Hines & CompanyJasper Fabrics, and Les Indiennes.

Delicious, now Get the Gusto.
 Where to get these fabrics and many others 

     

   


 

 

 

 

 

Charles Peed

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