designing for THE MATTRESS BALL continues...
Big bag is in order..pull fabrics that build your color story, in this case, Farrow & Ball's Haque Blue for walls & neutral earthy tones. Pull textures, types & prints that work together but don't match. Don't forget trims, wallpapers & rug options. Carve out those hours...this bag came from our fabric room of thousands. I bag it because if I don't finish...GASP...I take it home. It's good to walk away & come back with fresh perspective too.
Sort fabrics in stacks based on color & pattern. Figure out your solids first, then add the design punch up. Solids are key, place on big pieces like beds, drapery & sofas. Modern sense keeps things clean & concise only using patterned textiles in small doses. See how busy this palette looks? In reality, all those patterned goods will be pillows or throws. The thought of bathing a sofa in that patterned madness makes my eyes hurt & heart race. Small dose = PERFECTION! You then have to figure out how all this is getting made: what style, pleat, tuft, puff, stuff, etc. I'll say it again...carve out some time, it's complex & isn't for the faint at heart!
|Some of my favorites here...Quadrille, Scali, Sam & Sons, Stark, & Schumacher...it's an "S" convention!|
My favorite part of the process...find amazing objects, art, mirrors, whatever your heart desires to add the crowning jewels to your space. I love a mix...pick one thing to really spend some CASH MONEY on...key piece of art? Then fill in with flea market, ETSY, catalog or antique shop finds.
|Abstract painting by Amanda Talley, geodes & pottery give this space a layered feel.|
|Pair of mirrors will function like windows behind beside tables.|
|Love to use metals in projects...it's all about the mix of metals too!|
If you're hyperventilating, sent to bed with migraine or thinking, "this is a whipper" after reading...just hire your favorite designer...or if design is your passion & you're a DIY'er...get busy, you've got a lot of work to do!
Rock on PEEPS, go bond with a designer (most are worth every penny) or decorate away...two choices!
We'll talk soon,