Cohabitation With Design

December 22, 2015

Pattern Pattern Everywhere

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Concept Interior Design @ 6:39 pm

We live in a very busy world. BUT, if you take the time, you can awaken from the mundane daily slumber and begin to notice so many patterns all around you. It is actually pretty amazing! We are conditioned to go through our daily routines and feel that we are just getting by, we know, but open up your eyes big and wide and view the beauty around you and your soul will be re-energized. With 2016 on the horizon, there is no better time to start fresh and get inspired for the year ahead.

We would love for you to share any patterns you come across. If you are versed in photography, that is great. If you are not, taking a photo with your phone works just as well. It will be so motivating to see what different patterns each of us picks out of our daily surroundings!

Here are some beautiful and alluring images of patterns to get your ready to capture your own…


July 26, 2011

Mixing colors, patterns, and textures in design

Filed under: Design & Art — Tags: , , , , , — Concept Interior Design @ 6:55 pm

How many of you are afraid to mix colors, patterns, and textures for fear of either your room just looking like you had no idea what you were doing or due to the fact that you really do not know what you are doing when it comes to design? I can understand this concern. I am actually asked on a weekly basis what the rules are for using colors, patterns, and textures in interior design. Many people want to know if they can mix say a paisley with a stripe, along with a small geometric. I say, as long as there is a good design plan and these items are representing your own personal style, then there are no other “rules” which need to be followed. This is not to say that everyone should mix and match anything under the sun. If you are in doubt, it never hurts to enlist the help of a trained professional to make everything make sense and flow seamlessly. As an interior designer, I have to say that I love these challenges.

Below are some inspiring examples of mixing colors, patterns, and textures. Enjoy and feel free to share some pictures of your own!

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