Fresh and fun, a mixed prints guest bedroom blends reds, pinks and oranges with skillful abandon.
In a Michigan family vacation home, designer Elizabeth Schmidt loaded up the color and pattern to please an owner with a passion for vibrant home décor à la Lilly Pulitzer. What interests me here is the way four different mixed prints are used in an analogous color scheme plus white. Analogous colors are adjacent to each other on the color wheel — as red and orange are. Layering it on, Ms. Scmidt went for a variety of motifs as well. And while this bedroom looks effortless, it takes enormous skill to pull off.
Let me pick it apart. First, there’s the orange and white upholstered chaise longue with white corded ball fringe trim around the base and on the lumbar pillow. That’s a Lee Industries piece upholstered by a Boussac fabric with the whimsical French name “Carreaux Vichy” (Vichy squares).
The Mario & Marielena “Jillian” bed has a wonderful shaped headboard — the kind I favor and showed in my posts The Chic of Peaked Headboards and Classic Shaped Headboards. That’s covered in a large-scale floral tone-on-tone fabric called “Anna” from Christopher Farr Cloth. The Designers Guild throw adds another, larger scale checked pattern in the same mix of colors.
Then there’s that ottoman, another accessible upholstered piece from lee with a red-orange and white tiger print fabric from Brunschwig & Fils. Oh my. I confess I would never think to mix that pattern with sedate hotel style linens with fretwork on the corners (from Legacy Linens) and throw a very Victorian pink and white monogrammed pillow over that. If all the pattern were not enough, the white lamp base has a shade the color of 1950s nail polish in a hue called Fandango Pink. “Think pink” doesn’t quite say it all in this bedroom but it says enough.
(Source: Traditional Home)
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