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If you have followed the Robson Hallford Design social media feeds you already know that we are HUGE fans of colour! We are so fortunate to have the most amazing clients that share this passion. We'll be sharing some photos here on the blog, along with some tips and tricks we have learned throughout the years in the interior design business. The intent for the first project we are sharing was to create a family-friendly space, both stylish and fun. In the Family Room alone we used 16 different fabrics on top of a patterned area carpet; we wanted to incoporate as much as possible for them! The result is an ecclectic, layered room, bursting with personality. 

When it comes to mixing patterns in your home there are no strict rules to follow but there are a few guidelines that can help. 

Mix pattern in surprising ways

We took an ultra-classic wool plaid and put it beside a mid-century inspired marble linen. They aren't a pair you would expect to see together but that's what makes them so interesting! 

Select patterns that differ in scale

Here we started with this beautiful velvet maze. It's a fairly large-scale pattern with straight, geometric lines so we went with a medium-scale, textured chevron and an even smaller organic dot in the same colour palette to complement it. We then added some texture and a deep, navy solid for piping to round out the composition. 


Add in a pop of bold colour

The blues and greens flow throughout this home, creating a serene harmony so in this room we bought in a few hits of bright yellow. It complements the accent colours and brings energy to the space.  



It's really a matter of playing with the patterns to see if they create a tension or energy together. Have fun with it and don't be afraid to go bold!