Sunday, April 24, 2011

Texture & Pattern.. Bring zest to your home..

Alberto Pinto

Serge Mouille light fixture in Paris Apartment

Architectural Digest, Jan 2011

Place des Vosges

 David Hicks, Australia

The Nero Chronicles

Robert Passal

Robert Passal

1stDibs, ElleDecor, Estilo Nuevo, Place des Vosges Paris, Frederic Malle Apartement

Chair by Hans Vollmer, 1901 (very rare)

Estilo Nuevo

Texture and pattern is like what Kelly Wearstler calls it: the salt and pepper of your interior (Modern Glamour). It is so important to successfully acheive this combo. It needs to add dimention, it needs to create vibrancy, and needs to create layers. Much like a painting, texture and pattern are found in the materials and colours you use and combine. I think the only way to acheive this successful melange is by trail and error, see what works, and see what doesnt. Introducing pattern is successful only if you commit 100% all the way. You cant have a room only with some pattern, because then it becomes jarring. The key to pattern is to have it of different sizes, but within the same colour palette. Also the more pattern you have in a room, the less you see it, but it does create a real enticing mood, and just a feast of energy that you wont get tired of anytime soon.

Texture is acheived by mixing flat/glossy, or knotted/smooth, silky/rough. A good balance is key though!.. Metals are also a great way to intrudure and play with texture. Wether it's be golds, or silver, it helps bounce light around and add that reflective surface.

I hope I was able to illustrate it through the pictures i just shared. Enjoy Easter!!


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