Kristin Nicholas is author of Crafting a Patterned Home, and she is also a wonderful textile designer. To get your hands on some of her original pattern designs, visit her page on Spoonflower, a digital printing company that prints custom fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap.
Spoonflower recently an blog post excerpt from the book titled "Master the Art of Mix & Match with These 8 Tips." You can find the first three tips below! Visit the Spoonflower blog for the full post.
1 Start with a feeling.
What do you want the room to feel like? How is the room going to be used? Is it a high-traffic hallway that is a conduit from one place to another? Is it going to be comfy and cozy? Is it going to be used just for good—for entertaining and show? Is it going to be used for eating and drinking and for throwing a party? Is it going to be used for sleeping? Is it a room for peace and perhaps meditation?
Think about the people who will be living in the space and using the room. Ask them what they like and don’t like. Think about what they do and how they live and work.