Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Patterns at Play

Patterns are a recurrent element throughout my home and I thought it would be fun to share with you a photo survey of many (though not all!) of my favorites.

Alan Campbell + estate sale rug
Wayne Pate's "Urns"
Framed Madeline Weinrib remnant
Abstract embroidery by moi
Mid-century Danish tray and Zara Home dish keep my bedside tidy
Roberta Roller Rabbit curtains and Rubie Green chair
Dash & Albert rug
Hearts and pillows
L.L. Bean blanket
Bathroom tile or New York Times Crossword puzzle?
Togo dots in den
Suzani from Greece; wool blanket from Ebay
Dash & Albert rug
Stripes and zigzags
Favorite stripes: Hudson Bay Blanket
This print may be reimagined in our guest bedroom
Thrifted wool rug with a unique set of shapes
Why am I so drawn to patterns and prints?
Part of the appeal of prints and patterns is that they serve a seemingly contradictory purpose: they add layers of coziness and comfort while also adding visual interest and excitement.

If you scanned your home, would you find a lot of patterns and prints too? Can you relate?

P.S. Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday. Blogger did not want to cooperate...just as it did last Friday.


  1. You do have a lot of patterns and they all come together so nicely. Wish I took more chances with patterns.

  2. Oh, you have inspired me to look at all the patterns I have around in my own neat! Take care, Caroline

  3. LOVE all your patterns, Ashley! You use them so well and mix them with flair. Love it!

  4. This is a cool post, Ashley and I should do just that - go through my home and see what patterns show up. YOu definitely have a good eye for patterns and they go so well together!

  5. You've done a great job mixing and matching patterns. It is such a phobia of mine! I'm trying to get better though and hope to incorporate lots of pattern into our new family room. I just don't want it to look like a big mess.

  6. I wish I were more like you. I have the hardest time with pattern and fabric in general. It is the area of design in which I am a complete idiot! You should consider a tutorial...

  7. You have a great eye, and this post proves it! I love all the prints. I already new you and I had similar taste when it came to fabrics! Speaking of... did you get you Parish yet? Great post Ashley

  8. I have like maaaaybe three prints that I'm rocking in my living room...I need you to come "print" me, you are killing it with these print combos! So great! PS the Madeline Weinrib framed piece...I covet it!

  9. I love that your mix is so eclectic, but goes so perfectly together in one home. Curious to see how you might use that one in your guest room.


I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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