Let’s be honest, using color and pattern in a design project is always a daunting task. To this day, I have heart palpitations( a little extreme, but true) at the thought of layering prints and picking a color palette. This is the primary reason I am so drawn to such colorful and bold designs. I am eager to figure out how designers mix different colors and patterns. Designer Sarah Wittenbraker’s home is the perfect example of this. It’s bold and unexpected yet warm and inviting. Giving us the perfect lesson on using prints in your home.
Each space throughout her home flows naturally. Even though there are an abundance of different colors, the one grounding factor is that it feels very light and airy. Using a vertical print with white ,draws the eye up, making the room feel taller. Also in my opinion giving the prints room to breath. I can only imagine if Sarah used a dark color on the walls. It would look busy and closed off, disjointed from the other rooms.
Another nice touch is the large graphic patterned rug. I’ve noticed that if you are using two different patterns combing both a small and large print adds a bit of diversity and adds another layer to a space. Also if you take a closer look the rug pattern matches the wall art. How cool! That is good attention to detail.
How fun is this bar area. This mushroom print is a cute and fun way to add personality. Also by using this busy print in a small confined area it doesn’t take away from the light and airy feel of the home. How do you guys feel about mixing prints and colors in your home? I would love to hear your thoughts.