Reveal: Pattern Play In Wayne

We are so excited to reveal this perfectly patterned project with you!

As is true of every project, our design process begins with browsing the inspiration images our client shares with us. In this case, our homeowner shared the most colorful and feminine spaces; they were bursting with bright tones and whimsical prints. We were in heaven.

While the majority of this job was decorating, our client did want to make a few structural changes to her space. She was very eager to replace the dated and bulky fireplace in her sitting room with something sleek and modern. The sitting room adjoins to the living room, which featured a very tragic looking built in bookcase (it was beyond busted and not worth saving). Since that piece lacked character, we removed it and widened the opening between the two rooms for better flow.

When it came to decorating, the sitting room had a few pieces of upholstery that we wanted to work with – but revamp! First and foremost, the homeowner had this darling little orange loveseat (with pink piping) that was very fitting for the space. In keeping with its saturated color, we designed the room around it. We found the most amazing camel printed paper to add a heavy dose of whimsy and quirk to the walls. Our client had inherited these funky vintage bamboo chairs from her grandmother. They were in good condition and held sentimental value but the fabric on the cushions was in need of an update. We had them recovered in a green floral Ralph Lauren fabric that is ultra durable.

We were starting fresh in the living room. There was nothing in this space that we desired to keep. We brought in a pair of hot pink armchairs and quirky patterned stools, pillows, a sofa and an ottoman. We wanted the space to match the homeowner’s inspiration images – which were eclectic and sophisticated, with a heavy emphasis on mixing patterns. A jute rug, layered under a grey vintage one, helped to add some neutral and natural balance – as did the window treatments. The sitting room also features these materials, tying the two spaces together.

We knew we wanted to include some amazing custom pieces in this space. The shape of this stool and sofa, mixed with the most amazing print, had us swooning!

We also spruced up the powder room. Again, finding the perfect pattern was very important and this one was just right on so many levels. The color and motif of this wallpaper mixed perfectly with the other two spaces and it does a lot to brighten up this small space. To drive the look home, we added a mirror that had curves similar to the movement in the paper’s print. The powder room may be small, but it’s mighty and oh so very BOLD!

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