A fun quote you’ll enjoy from Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren:
“In some ways, interior design is like baking. It takes precise measurements and very specific proportions for your results to be a success. In other ways, design is more like cooking. You can add a pinch of this or a dash of that, or even make last-minute substitutions based on the contents of your pantry or work without a written recipe and still get amazing results. Mixing textiles and patterns falls somewhere in the middle. There are some rules you can work with, but often you have to go with your gut!”
I greatly enjoy cooking and I always go with my gut. When we did our house over, we found a jazzy old red paisley couch in an antique store. Much of what emerged in the new space flowed directly from the feeling and color of that couch. Sometimes, people get concerned that mixing patterns might get too busy. If you start with something you love, you can build from there. You’ll be surprised how well different colors and patterns play together.
Each Paola Pillow was conceived in my Litchfield garden-a piece of natural history waiting for a good home. The pillows will be available for sale soon- in limited quantities. Sign up here so you’ll be sure to get some! http://paolaprints.com/subscribe/
Incorporating classics into home décor can add wonderful nostalgia to your living space. This song from Bobby Darrin really hits home. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5bRAtV-jgoQ