Design in Depth: Pattern Play
February 9, 2011
Pattern purists take a seat–your reign, for the time being, is over! Today’s interior designers are crunching the rules underneath their snow boots as I write this. Leopard with plaid? Polka dots and stripes? Geometrics with animal prints? Let’s see how four designers threw pattern rules out the window.
Nothing seems out of place when leopard is paired with plaid in this living room designed by NancÃ© Vigneau.
Designer and store owner Kristin Gallipoli makes it colorful, makes it bold and makes it comfortable in her own home with geometric and animal prints.
How could stripes, polka dots and animal prints together make you anything but happy? That was interior designer Carey Karlan‘s thought, too, when she was decorating her Connecticut home.
Photo courtesy of stuart-crealstudio.com
Just to prove that today’s pattern daring designers are invoking a bit of history, take this little example from a living room designed by architect/designer Daniel Romualdez. It looks to me like he drew inspiration from the great Albert Hadley; the iconic American tastemaker was showing tiger stripes with botanicals offset by bold color blocks long before we all thought it was cool.