Pattern / example1
Many aspects of this
example illustrate cohesive pattern use.
- Southwest style of all patterns
- Anasazi decorative motif in
- Strong colors that are the same
- Patterns being of different
expressions (blanket, painting, floor rug, and even the staircasing
- Elements that do not interfere
with patterns like the chair and walls
Notice the reds and yellows from
the pepper plant. These support the patterns and tie the centerpiece
to the patterns. Architectural accents of the same style as the
patterns or motifs help to convey a feeling of completeness as
shown by the staircasing. In a traditional room setting, an ornate
molding or mantle might tie decorative floral upholstery to the
room. Finding the right accents to complete a pattern scheme
might take years. This gentle refinement is what interior designers
are trained to look for and create. There are source books for
just such tasks. An excellent book intended for the interior
design field is the Style
Sourcebook by Judith Miller.
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