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Niki has a degree in interior design with nearly 10 years experience. Her work has been recognized by Southern Living, House Beautiful, and HGTV.com just to name a few. She's also, a former pre-med student, who LOVES the art of mixing patterns. That combination of brains and talent naturally made her the perfect person to help break down the science of "pattern clashing" as one of my other designer buddies calls it.
Below is the selection that I've been working on for my bedroom. Although I'd like to incorporate feminine touches, it's only considerate to keep the hubby in mind. So I kept the color palette subtle with different shades of gray.
In a desperate attempt to infuse the muted plum I've come to love, I purchased a pair of strange looking furry pillows (shown above). I think the florescent lighting in the store must have been messing with my eyes or something 'cause that color is definitely not working for me. Way too bright.
So before I waste more time chasing my tail, I'll turn this post over to Ms. Niki. Niki, what advice do you give on mixing patterns?
Here's my attempt to apply Niki's principles:
It's a pretty well known fact that when it comes to design, women love curves, while men prefer straight lines and geometric shapes. In each of the samples above, I've tried to blend both. Now I honestly can't decide which one is my favorite.
Could you benefit from a one-on-one consultation with an interior designer? Consider giving Niki a call. She can be reached at: at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 919.438.2909. I promise you won't regret it!
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Welcome to "my place". I'm Ola, a self-confessed décor addict and DIY think-tank. I love working with small spaces. Please make yourself comfortable, and let's get to know one another better.
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