Rebecca's Style Scouting: A Riot of Color and Pattern

Rebecca's Style Scouting: A Riot of Color and Pattern

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Rebecca Bond
Oct 24, 2014
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I always had myself pegged as a clean lines, simple shapes, less-is-more kind of person, but inspiration shopping for my daughter’s room unleashed an exuberant pattern-mixing, color-clashing side of me that I didn’t know existed. Maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised as another glance at our Style Cure interview responses shows a shared love of all things colorful and uplifting.

I tend to rely on design blogs, magazines and Pinterest for inspiration — check out my Style Cure Pinterest board here — but for this task I wanted to go exploring in the real world. So, fueled by a flat white, I mentally stepped into my daughter's (small and glittery) shoes and braved the drizzle of Lymington High Street to see what grabbed me. Here is a small selection of what I found:

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Pretty china plates...

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Bright and bold wallpaper...

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Delicate, girly pinks and pastels...

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...And a pompom trimmed lamp.

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I also found myself drawn to anything homemade or crafty. My mum sewed beautiful quilts, cushions and cross stitch samplers for my childhood room. I would like to fill my daughter's room with the same lovingly made objects, although I don't have my mum's talent!

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Before I headed home, I wandered down to the quayside where I spotted this great orange and blue color combination.

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Whatever happens in Pearl's room, I know one thing for sure, there is going to be a lot of color.

Many thanks to Lulu's and the Forest Mill Shop in Lymington for providing inspiration.

What did you discover on your treasure hunt?

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