Design by Studio-McGee
My Dream Homie, Alison asks…
How do I mix fabrics and textiles in a open concept space? I find I keep picking the same colours and there’s no contrast. Realized every thing I own is either blue or grey.
This is a great question, the best thing to do is start with an inspiration piece. It can be anything; a rug, art or a throw. Just make sure it has at least three colours in it. In an open concept you can create cohesiveness by changing up the ratios of colours in the different areas, this is called the 60-30-10 rule. For example, in your living room you might do 60% blue, 30% red and 10% green, but in your dining room you’ll change up the ratio and do 10% red and 30% blue and 60% green.
When mixing fabrics be sure that the patterns scale are different from each other! Select a small, medium and large pattern. If you aren’t sure the patterns are different enough? Squint your eyes and if you can tell the difference you’re good to go!
Adding different textures is also a great idea, you can incorporate textures with rugs (example: a jute rug), baskets and throws!