Mix it Up

When I was photographing the bone inlay furniture for the Cush & Nooks shop recently I moved the pieces around our home for different shots. A dear friend of mine, that happened to drop by, commented on the black console in front of our gorgeous Designers Guild wallpaper. She thought it might be too much having the two strong patterns together. It's definitely a personal opinion, but I disagree - I love the effect you get from layering patterns. Don't be afraid to do it - be bold, be confident!

Anna Spiro, owner of Black & Spiro, and her blog Absolutely Beautiful Things does it so well. I have included a couple of examples below from Anna's blog. I could've added hundreds, but, if you haven't already, you should check out her blog for more pattern inspiration.

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