When it comes to mixing color and pattern in our homes, a lot of us get hung up on how it will flow from room to room. How much is too much? What will and what won’t work together? Can rooms look totally different or should they follow some kind of color theme? I love this Chapel Hill, NC, home designed by Andrew J. Howard because it throws all of those rules out the window and yet, color seamlessly flows from room to room. Keep reading for some of my favorite “details to notice”. . .
- I love the mix of red, blue and green in this room. Notice how the shades vary from pinky-reds to rust, from chartreuse to Kelly green, from indigo to peacock blue. Nothing is too matchy-matchy and it all works.
- The natural wood elements help to ground all of the color and pattern, where a painted coffee table, for example, would feel like too much.
- He took an unused corner and added more seating. A great little spot that might otherwise be overlooked when considering furniture layout.
- Multiple botanical prints (both artwork and fabric) can work in the same space.
- Notice how he also mixed window treatment styles using the same fabric.
- There’s just enough touches of green in the living room to effortlessly connect it to the patterned dining room walls.
- He also repeats different shades of blue in this adjoining space.
- The wallpaper is the star. No artwork or busy rug needed.
- A small antique desk or console makes for a pretty bar or server. (And I love the tassel for a special touch.)
- Painting out everything in this cozy den the same rich color instantly makes a moody statement.
- Notice the accessories are simple but the saturation of color keeps it from feeling bare.
- A good reminder that it’s okay to position seating in front of a fireplace that’s rarely used.
- He’s a master at mixing shades. While I might have gotten hung up on trying to find a velvet blue chair that matched the walls exactly, it all works together here. Another reminder to think “big picture” when pulling a space together.
And, a quick look at few more ways he used wall color throughout the same house. . .