Style at Home: The art of pattern mixing

  • Pattern mixing is the starting point to be creative and show personality; it is the perfect excuse to be wild and free and throw the rulebook out the window. (Handout/Nell Hill’s/TNS)

  • During the brainstorming and building phase, the more textiles, the better! This is the time to pull all the fabrics that catch your eye (and other surface patterns you might incorporate into your space) and experiment by throwing them all together. (Handout/Nell Hill’s/TNS)

  • A hero fabric is the textile you can’t live without, the one that makes your heart race, the pièce de resistance that you know you must have in your space. (Handout/Nell Hill’s/TNS)

  • Pattern mixing uses a variety of textiles with different patterns, colors and textures to create a stunning layered but cohesive look. (Handout/Nell Hill’s/TNS)

We love to mix everything from styles to colors and especially patterns. After all, new traditional design is a mix itself. It is classic and fresh, livable and luxe, formal and fun. The goal is to take “traditional” elements and turn them into “new” design concepts that paint the story of you in your home. Pattern mixing is the starting point to be creative and show personality; it is the perfect excuse to be wild and free and throw the rulebook out the window. Without a rulebook, you can start to create a uniquely wonderful home.