Thursday, June 24, 2010

Same pattern, two color ways, 1 room?

Interior  designer Morgan Harrison has a stunning portfolio. She has a great sense of pattern, color and texture that was all developed due to her time in fashion. She not only worked at Saks and oversaw all of the content online and in their catalogs, but she also worked at Elle as a fashion editor. What a resume.


While drooling over her portfolio I saw this:


Our favorite, Chiang Mai Dragon was in action in two color-ways!


The aquamarine color-way on the accent chair:


The lacquer color-way for toss pillows on the sofa:


Let’s discuss. What do you think? Too much or just right? Would you do it?



Blogger Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Just right, I'd say!! I am "pinning" that room because it so gorgeous!!

June 24, 2010 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger {Amanda} said...

Beautiful! I really like accent chairs in a bit of a wild print :)

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June 24, 2010 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger alanna rose said...

Just right, but only because she used both patterns sparingly. Plus there isn't any other bright patterns going on, otherwise it would be too much.

I love how the lacquer colorway looks on that sofa!

June 24, 2010 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

I'm not normally a fan of using the same prints in different color ways -- it's a bit matchy-matchy...and there are just so many amazing patterns you can play with!

Having said that though, I really do love Chiang Mai and I'm not sure you can ever get enough of it!

June 24, 2010 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I thought so, ooh thank goodness you are here to prove my eyes are not going crazy! I love the awuamarine!

June 24, 2010 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Saara @ GEORGE Interior Design said...

I think it works in this room for two reasons. 1. The second use (pillows) is minimal. 2. The pattern is busy enough that you may actually not notice there are two colorways until you look hard. I dont think it would look as good if you were using two, simple geometrics for example. That's my two-cents!

June 24, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger KrzyKron said...

Looks perfect to me! I think with that bold of a pattern, too much of it would look off.
Wish I had that type of imagination to put something so beautiful together!

June 24, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger barbara@hodge:podge said...

OK - my favourite fabric again! I can't take it anymore!

June 25, 2010 at 12:47 AM  
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June 25, 2010 at 5:09 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

I love the amount that was used. Just enough! Pattern can get out of hand. Especially the same pattern. The color is wonderful in the fabrics. It really brings something of interest to the room.

June 25, 2010 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

I'm crazy for that fabric!!! It has all the best colors to pull from...and is so fun! And I'm starting to like a repeat print...instead of it being 'matchy-matchy', I think it lends to more cohesiveness. Retraint is not my strong suit.

June 25, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

I think it works...being in two different color ways takes away from the "matchy matchy" aspect and since it's used sparingly, it makes it subtle.

June 25, 2010 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger I Have To Have It said...

I like the two colorways together, but that fireplace is throwing me off--the fireplace has a totally different vibe than the fabrics and the room as a whole just isn't working for me. (Debbie Downer--sorry!)

Totally different subject, but aman's comment above made me laugh out loud. It's Friday and my brain has had it apparently!

June 25, 2010 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Hello Lover... said...

I like it - I guess if you love something that much go for it

If I had my way my whole home would be covered in hicks la fiorentina - I love it in every single colorway!

June 25, 2010 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Oonafey said...

Just right! I love it, I would definitely do something similar.

June 29, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

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