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Fashion Translation: The Preppy-Cool Way to Pattern Mix

While preppy looks aren’t exactly my day-to-day vibe, I can definitely appreciate them when it comes to pulling inspiration for your home. Just think of all the rich tones of navy, black, and ivory, as well as the plethora of simple patterns. From buffalo checks to stripes of all varieties to the ever popular polka dot, the preppy look is a great way to inspire an interior space.

Preppy

The first look is rather restrained, but the fun comes in the pattern mixing. For these selections, I actually chose not to heed my own advice. Instead, I thought it would be more fun to let the patterns mix and mingle at similar scales. You can definitely get away with this when the patterns are simpler in nature or if the colors veer more toward the neutral end of things.

Photo Credit: True Life of a Southern Belle.

Shopping Guide:

Capel Genevieve Gorder spots rug + Trans Ocean Imports Sorrento Pinstripe rug

Nourison Luminance rug + Loloi Rugs Harper Stripe rug

Casual for Life medan Border rug + Capel Mercia rug

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For a preppy look that’s even more fun, I suggest going bold and mixing your geometrics with oversized florals. I especially love the addition of chinoiserie patterns to this look for that delicate, airy effect. Colors are a fun addition to this look: the geometric can be more neutral in tone, while the florals are bright and cheerful. I recommend this look for sunny patios or a screened-in porch.

Photo Credit: Who What Wear.

Shopping Guide:

Jaipur Rugs Blue Petal Pusher rug + KAS Oriental Eternity Checkerboard rug

Safavieh Chelsea rug + Surya Rain rug

Bashian Tribeca rug + Nourison Impressionist rug

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Fashion Translation: Pattern Mixing, the boho way.

Whether spring is in full-effect where you live… or you’re buried under a blanket of snow, it’s the perfect time to update your space. One of my favorite fashion trends is still going strong: print mixing. Today I want to share some of my favorite ways to incorporate this fashion-forward look into your home, but with bohemian vibes.

Pattern Mixing

The first look is rather rather bohemian and colorful, don’t you think? Now, this is a look that reminds me of being on vacation. I suggest taking cues from far off places and adding a global touch to your home. Then, make it feel more modern by layering on a touch of geometric. My biggest piece of advice centers around the scale of each pattern: make sure to select prints that are different enough so that they don’t compete visually.

Photo Credit: Tory Burch.

Shopping Guide:

Dalyn modern greys rug + Jaipur Rugs Manhattan Abbot rug

Karastan Panache Archipelago rug + Loloi Rugs Charlotte rug

Dalyn modern greys rug + Surya Beth Lacefield Calaveras rug

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If layering rugs isn’t your speed, perhaps it’s best to try mixing and matching pillows and rugs. I suggest identifying a single color from your patterned rug that really speaks to you and using that to inspire your pillow pattern selection. I also love the idea of adding a suzani rug to pretty much any space for that special, boho look.

Photo Credit: Ing Things.

Shopping Guide:

Surya Mike Farrell Polka Dot pillow + Safavieh cedar brook rug

Surya Indoor/Outdoor pillow + Concord Global Matrix Susani rug

Surya Moroccan Ikat Dots pillow + Trans Ocean Imports Liora Manne rug

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