We’ve come to the end of Jonathan Adler week here at the Fine Life, and I wanted to leave you with one last look at how he pulls a design together. The pink and green bedding may not be your cup of tea, but what I want you to notice is how masterfully he mixes fabrics and patterns.
|A TAUPE/GRAY BASE SETS A NEUTRAL STAGE FOR THIS VIGNETTE.
THE BASE COLOR IS PICKED UP IN THE BRIGHTLY COLORED BEDDING,
AND IS ECHOED IN THE LARGE SCALE CHEVRON PATTERN OF THE RUG.
|A SIMILAR PATTERN IS PICKED UP IN THE PILLOWS ON THE CHAIRS, BUT THIS TIME IT’S IN A MUCH SMALLER SCALE. ANOTHER PATTERN IS INTRODUCED IN THE LAMP,
AND THE WHITE NESTING TABLES OFFER VISUAL RELIEF FOR THE EYE.
|HERE IS ANOTHER GRATUITOUS SHOT OF THE GEORGIA LAMP ($550.00),
BUT WHAT I REALLY WANT YOU TO NOTICE THIS TIME IS THE BEAUTIFUL
VELVET FABRIC ON THE HEADBOARD OF THE BED.
IT ADDS NEEDED TEXTURE AND SHEEN TO THE ROOM.
The best designers know how to mix patterns with ease. Scale makes or breaks a design, whether it is choosing furnishings in the proper size for a room or selecting fabrics that work beautifully together.
Start with your favorite fabric, then add a coordinating one in a larger or smaller scale. Mix in other patterns of various sizes and textures in accessories, rugs, and lighting and you will create a beautifully designed room. Keep this design tip in mind next time you are looking for a quick change!