Pattern on Pattern Collectors

Pattern on Pattern Collectors

Adrienne Breaux
Sep 26, 2011

When it comes to collections, nothing's off limits. Folks collect all sorts of things, from art to books to knick-knacks to vintage furniture to old appliances and things we can't even imagine. The way some folks incorporate tons of patterns into their homes, you could almost call them pattern collectors.

People who collect patterns often have a love of all and a preference for a few. You might see exotic and ethnic patterns mixed with more traditional patterns flirting with youthful, graphic ones. Pattern collectors are those with a deep respect for timeless, classic patterns like ikat and kilim but you can tell they're always on the lookout for new, trendy patterns to add to their collections, too. Patterns show up in lots of ways in the homes of those who love to mix and match patterns: textiles, furniture, wallpaper and more. Pattern on pattern incorporation sure takes a lot of guts, too; you've got to be willing to create a bold and dramatic composition with all your belongings. We found quite a few bold folks who seem to be pattern collectors in recent Apartment Therapy house tours:

Top Row:
1) Peaches' Dorothy Draper Meets John Waters Bungalow
2) Kyle & Erin's U Street One Bedroom with a View
3) Peter & Blair's "Bohemian Preppy" Seattle Abode
4) Christiane & David's Mid-Century Modern Austin Home
5) Meghan's Still Life in Williamsburg

Bottom Row:
6) Drew's Vintage Bohemian View
7) Ken's Mixed Media Dream House
8) Katherine & Jem's Humboldt Park Bazaar Apartment
9) Sarah & Chad's Long Distance School of Style
10) Kimberly's Design Studio & Home

Images: As credited in individual tours.

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