Category Archives: patterns


A Home Dipped in Chevron

Oh yes, I’m that obsessed.  I thought my crush on chevron prints was a passing fad;  It’s geometric, and I never liked math much.  (Don’t I come up with the best justifications?)  But every time there is even a hint of chevron, I’m all over it like white on rice.  I actually think I’m starting to see chevron prints in the traffic patterns on my morning commute.  Help me, design gods.  I’ve come undone.

So drool with me, why don’t you?

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Lexi

Design With A New Mexico Twist

These images have me positively inspired.  I know I’m always going on about exposed beam and brick and that perfect rustic feel, so why stop now?  Southwestern decor in particular has that perfect earthen-meets-modern vibe, featuring cowhide, kilim, wrought iron, exposed wood and stone, and rich, colorful patterns.  What do you think?

Images found on Design for Mankind // via Inside


Lexi

The Pattern Bible by Amy Atlas

Other than the tell-tale animal print, I have never been a master of identifying patterns.  I like interior design; in fact, the more design blogs I stumble across, the more I love interior design; but alas, without a background in designing, my skills involve a gut response along with an “oooh, pretty” reaction.  Embracing the collective confusion, the ever-talented Amy Atlas {of Sweet Designs} has created the most fantastic Pattern Board, complete with visual description and history. {Perfect for party planning!}

Would it be too weird if I laminated this bad boy and brought it along as a shopping companion?

*Look out for Amy’s next installment featuring floral patterns.


Lexi