It was another great morning for Design Time with Tobi Fairley on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas! Today I talked about fabric pairings. Hopefully, you were inspired to do a little mixing and matching in your own home. Don’t be afraid to mix pattern. Here’s a recap of this morning’s segment:
A gorgeous toile pattern in lilac and black starts off the color story in my own daughter’s room. A patttern like this would likely be your first fabric selection and you would build your design scheme from there. A striped fabric featuring lilac, violet and chartreuse add a little linear geometry to the mix and tie together all of the common colors. A solid chartreuse fabric repeats a color in the stripe and would likely cover one of the larger pieces in your room.
The second set of fabrics are from my own family room. Again, I used the same solid chartreuse fabric in this room. This helps to create flow from room to room. The sofa is covered in a solid black. The chairs in the room are tan. A table is skirted in the solid chartreuse. A black and white damask pattern is used on other chairs as well as the drapery. Throw pillows in a black,tan and chartreuse stripe tie all of these colors together.
To add a little excitement to the color story a bit of orange was injected into the room. A simple solid linen and a graphic print add just enough pop. The nice open scale of the orange print prevents it from competing with the tighter black and white fabric.
The best advice that I can give is to really cherish the effect fabrics have in your home. Chosen and paired nicely, you too can create a dramatic color story with fabrics!
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