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High & Low: A Living Room That Gets Pattern Mixing Just Right

I don’t know about you, but when I try to incorporate multiple motifs into a room willy-nilly, things can quickly get a little out of control and the space ultimately lacks cohesion. When it comes to the delicate dance of mixing and matching (or deliberately mismatching) patterns, it’s best to take cues from the pros. As your print-mixing guides, we’ve put together four high and lows inspired by rooms with perfectly blended patterns. First up: the living room.

The Terrace Suite at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, designed by co-owner and Design Director Kit Kemp, is an ideal example of pattern-mixing prowess, as it’s bursting at the seams with drool-worthy patterns—many from her own textile collections, like the hand-embroidered curtains in the living room and the vibrant, upholstered headboard in the bedroom. Though not for the faint of heart, this space packs some serious pattern punch. Get the look here (for a high and low budget!)


  1. Geode Pillow Mauve at Pepper B., $82
  2. Orchid Dark Magenta Velvet Pillow at Etsy, $94
  3. Caitlin by The Everygirl at Interior Define, $1,700
  4. Cameron Coffee Table at World Market, $179.99
  5. 5′ x 8′ Togo Dhurrie at Vanderhurd, $60 per square foot
  6. Striped Losange Chair at Anthropologie, $998
  7. Ouitchambo Bone Inlay End Table at Wayfair, $410.99
  8. Robert Abbey Lamp in Lily White at Lamps Plus, $389.85

Total: $6,254.83


  1. Didot Pillow Navy at Pepper B., $82
  2. Synchonicity Fabric Loveseat at Dot & Bo, $778
  3. Cameron Coffee Table at World Market, $179.99
  4. NuLoom Southwestern Flatweave Wool Rug at Overstock, $210.79
  5. Zoe Houndstooth Fabric Arm Chair in White/Black at Sohomod, $351
  6. White Floral Diecut Wooden Side Table at Galley Direct, $54.53
  7. Lula White and Brass Gourd Lamp at Lamps Plus, $69
  8. Orchid Dark Magenta Velvet Pillow at Etsy, $94
  9. Geode Pillow Mauve at Pepper B., $82

Total: $1,901.31

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