"Layer contrasting patterns or mix traditional and modern prints to make endless combinations. Instinct and impulse play big parts in pulling this off, but you can create order by using similar tones to link everything together.Larger spaces can be overwhelming, but they give you the freedom to play with scale. This can make it easier to incorporate bigger items of furniture and introduce bolder shades and patterns.Don't be afraid to use colour. Start by injecting it subtly in the form of a painting or a vase, or try upholstering your old sofa in a bright fabric. I tend to favor a balanced mix of subdued chalky shades and pops of electric or neon hues. The key is understanding how you want to feel in your space and working with a palette that induces the right emotions.Rich colours and intricate patterns often work well with period features. I love contrasting classic architecture with contemporary shades and prints.There can be such a thing as overkill. Ultimately, though, your home is an expression of your taste, so the only thing that matters is that you can live happily within it, whatever the style."Elle Decoration, April 2015 Issue 272 The Decorating Issue. P.152 Decorating Hotlist.
/ March 5, 2015