Ahhhh! The energy a zippy pattern will add to a room…
It just ignites a space. It’s contagious. If something is missing from your room… Consider adding pattern! If you’re traditional, a stripe, herringbone, or houndstooth may satisfy you.
I love a good graphic motif with plenty of repeat. It’s organized, but packs a punch. Suzanni’s and Ikat’s are a favorite if you like a little Tribal influence, that says “I’ve traveled. I’ve seen many wonders this land has to offer and my room has something to say! I am not afraid. Hear me roar!” (Throw in a little animal print with it all.)
See (and feel) the energy of layering some of these organized and organic patterns. You can see that one pattern may not be enough. Go for it!
If you enjoy and embrace this spirit of design, you are sure to enjoy Jonathan Adler’s work and attitude on life. Check out his Manifesto: (I can’t read it without smiling!)
Invite some pattern into your home. Here are some zippy motifs we have available in the store right now!
Here are some fabulous rooms that are patterned quite successfully:
Textures are imperative to our work. They are the story tellers. An entire room can be pulled together in a simple color palate, with the right depth of character. Each piece must have something unique about it. The textures must talk to each other.
There are plenty of inexpensive answers in furnishing a home. I’m okay with inexpensive, I’m not okay with sacrificing detail and quality. For instance, one of my favorite designer moves is using real hair-on-hide throw pillows. Plenty of people use animal prints that are printed on fabric – but here’s what they are missing: the texture, character, depth, quality, authenticity, the store… You get the contrast, and that’s it!
Note the photos below: We’ve grouped texture stories together to give you an idea of how to invite more texture into your home. I want to run my hand over everything!
Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat
We’re obsessed is a feature that we will do once a week of a product that we love in the store or our favorite design trend. This week, we want to feature Matteo bedding.
Matteo uses some of the most luxurious textiles in the world. With the fabric woven in Italy and sewin in Los Angeles. Matteo perfects century old textile practices. They offer everything from cool linen sheets to warm, cozy duvets. Their design philosophy – “We make our beds every morning. Therefore, our beds are simple. The seasons of the year are worth savoring. Sometimes we sleep on the deck under a linen sheet; sometimes we weigh down the duvet with blankets. Central air is nice but an open window with fresh air is better. Our sheeting is woven and finished to the same exact standards as those of the finest men’s shirting; you never need to wear anything to bed with Matteo.”
Who wouldn’t love to be enveloped in these luxuries while they dream?