We love looking to fashion for inspiration in the home, mostly in the form of new colour combination ideas. Marc Jacob's recent Spring 2009 show reminded us of something we're currently trying to pull off – artfully clashing patterns.
This room looks like a flower bomb exploded inside. Using a similar style of pattern, in this case floral, ties the look of the room in – a mix of scale in pattern elements creates visual interest.[ Image from Real Living]
[ Images from style.com] You can look at these outfits as palette's for inspiration. We like mixing a strong, solid colour with more subdued patterns as in the middle image.
A patterned floor treatment gives instant textural impact to a room.
Inspiration: abstract pattern paintings by Adelaide artist Sam Songailo. [ Images from Sam Songailo ]