pattern Tag Archives

Tartans and Tatersalls

I have always been crazy for plaids, even as a little girl, and I am noticing this fall season, I am not alone.  I have more than twenty plaid scarves, my sofa houses lovely plaid pillows made of Cowtan and Tout wool, and I use beautiful plaid table linens year round among the other things I cherish in this handsome pattern. A trip to Great …

Treading

The number one reason I recommend a runner on stairs is safety!  The traction gained from a carpet runner on stairs saves pets, kids, and adults from slipping.  I usually prefer a stair runner that has texture.  Patterns and colors are a bonus, but the texture not only gives more traction, but shows less wear.  All in all, most textures and patterns are a bit …

Pattern Cocoon

Approaching a room with the use of a single pattern can be very interesting.  In fact, is it a traditional European technique.  I typically do not propose this look on my Pacific Northwest projects as I find it looks best in the older East Coast and Southern Style homes.  However, I appreciate it. A beautiful print that can translate from wallpaper to fabric enveloping the space creates that feeling …

Hall Pass

When my husband has a free evening, we refer to it as his “hall pass”, but what I am referring to today is the experience in your home.  Walking thru the hall on the way to another room in your house should feel intimate.  After all, the hallway is usually the one of the most narrow of spaces in most homes. Beyond just hanging artwork …