A French invention of the 18th century, single pattern rooms use one fabric to cover the walls, furniture and draperies.
Back in the early days of domestic interior design the fashion was for everything to match. Single pattern rooms had a very intense look. Today, rooms decorated in this style are viewed as hyper traditional — even archival. Fabric-covered walls can be wildly expensive when the required yardage is added up and the look isn’t a DIY favorite. That’s no surprise since upholstering walls perfectly — so the pattern isn’t thrown off — takes special skills.
The iconic fabrics for this single pattern rooms are mattress ticking stripes and checks.… Continue Reading