I would like to submit a nomination for best pattern of all time: Dalmatian. The black and white print has enough contrast to make a bold statement. And yet, it retains the natural, organic appeal of its animal print cousins like cheetah and leopard. But it's more modern and graphic, somehow. And the fact that it's essentially a riff on polka dots means that it's crazy versatile. So, yeah, best pattern of all time.
Above: Designer Katie Kime's Austin home featured in Lonny
Here are all the reasons you should take dalmatian home today:
Plays well with other prints.
From: Irene's Bright and Happy Home Office
Great with kids (rooms).
From: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's daughter's nursery, featured in Architectural Digest
Happily welcomes you home every day.
From: Stylist Lesley Myrick's Texas foyer
From: A bathroom designed by Lilly Bunn Interiors
Loves sitting by the window.
From: DIY spotted drapery by Hunted Interior
Great to crawl into bed with.
From: Stenciled wall by Ducklings in a Row
Sneaks onto chairs sometimes.
From: Designer Caitlin Wilson's Philadelphia home
(The chairs are actually a Sharpie DIY.)
Easy to handle–even in large doses.
From: Before & After: A Mudroom Masterpiece