14 Ways to Decorate with Pattern

Unsure how to mix prints, textures, and colors? Get inspiration from these lively rooms, where pattern takes center stage.

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Let Fabric Be Your Guide
Photographer: Tria Giovan, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler

Let Fabric Be Your Guide

The beautiful suzani pattern on the sofa was the starting point for our 2013 Showhouse lounge’s modern, Moroccan aesthetic. For additional interest, designer Ginger Brewton introduced an assortment of prints—quatrefoil pillows and zigzag shades—which reads as cool and not crazy due in part to the patterns’ vastly different scales.

Get the look: The walls are painted Hearts of Palm by Sherwin-Williams. The sofa chairs, and barstools are by Lee Industries. The hanging lantern and floor lamp are from Circa Lighting.

See the rest of the 2013 Showhouse.

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