Any regular readers of our blog will know we have bought a Patterned Palace which we are totally renovating. Every wall and floor was covered in retro patterns..some good and some darn ugly! Slowly we are ripping it out and replacing it with, to be fair, not that much pattern.
I love wallpaper and prints but I find it hard to mix them together with all our treasures to make a calm, stylish finish. There is definitely a fine art to it.
Which this couple, in my opinion, have nailed. Heather from Eclectic Chair (remember those gorgeous cushions featured some time back in Beat the Monday Blues, Part 1) has shared her home with us today.
I personally love their style and our lounge which is nearly complete, has similar objects in it to theirs. I love the prints on the wall, especially the Tretchikoff Green Lady (which I have been after for years). I love the medicine bottle (I have literally hundreds of these..well about 15!).
She describes her home, “It is a joint effort, my partner spends just as much time scouring Ebay and charity shops as me! It’s a compromise between both our different styles, I try to reign in his masculineness, and he reigns in my girlyness, and the result is pretty good”
I agree! What they have done well is choosing one base colour which is in the pattern as well as the furniture or floor. Then add accent colours: I love the orange in the office area and the blues in the lounge. See for yourselves and let me know what you think!