Friday, 22 April 2016

USING PATTERN

Don't be afraid of pattern.

Experiment. Collect fabric and wallpaper samples and try them out together until you are happy with your choices.

Be instinctive. If you think something may work try it. 

Photograph patterns together. When you see something isolated in photograph form it can fine-tune your sense of what works and doesn't.

Pattern Scale. Use large-scale and small-scale patterns as partners. You can pick out a small detail in a large pattern and draw that out in the small-scale pattern.

Space Scale. Use a large patterned wallpaper in a small space to add impact. Use a large-scale pattern on curtains to draw the eye.

Texture. Texture can lift a scheme and alter your perception of a pattern. 

Stripes. Stripes can be used to draw the eye. Use vertical stripes to draw the eye along and around the room. Use vertical stripes to add height to a room.

Clash patterns. If you have confidence use a ditsy floral alongside a strong geometric. Use a point of reference or small detail to link the two to form a cohesive scheme.

Above all - have fun with it.


A MIX OF GEOMETRIC PATTERNS
AT LEWS & WOOD
A FABRIC BOARD SHOWS DIFFERENT
PATTERNS AND TEXTURES

A SMALL SCALE CURTAIN PATTERN ON A RED BACKGROUND PICKS OUT
THE RED BUDS AND LEAF PATTERN ON THE LARGE-SCALE WALLPAPER 







Tuesday, 5 April 2016

SUPPORT BRITISH

Products from British companies 


Beautifully crafted products from British companies are where it's at.

Emma Painter Interiors favours working with British companies who supply - as far as they are able - products made and milled in Britain, thereby supporting British business.

Britain has a great heritage of producing fine quality products and our craftsmen are quite rightly in demand with exceptional work being carried out in mills, factories and workshops across the country.

Do support local and British where you can.