Pattern don't be afraid to mix it all upJun 01, 2010
Seems like I am always apologising for lack of posts these days â short of staff and early starts three days running last week meant my posting became sporadic to useless so again sorry.The past weekend â a lovely long one thanks to the bank holiday wasnât spent relaxing and pottering around farmers markets (actually a bit of it was) the bulk of it was spent wallpapering the hallway. A year and a smidge ago I had fallen in love with the wallpaper in Rita Konig's NY apartment, which I photographed for my book. Itâs called Perroquet and was designed by her mother Nina Campbell. Rita wallpapered her kitchen in it and it looked fab. Apparently the design was inspired by a visit to French florists Nina had made a while back and its beyond beautiful. Sexy, a touch girly with a real French vibe.Â And this dear friends is where it all goes pear shaped. It looks HORRILBEÂ I donât know why I loved it at Ritaâs I love the rolls when they are not papered to my wall and thatâs that. Its to girly and fussy I now realise with the rest of my space. You would figure I would know this by nowÂ but hey. I am I think a bit more rock chic than girly and I've beat myself up about making such a mistake.As you can imagine this has not gone down very wellÂ with my chief wallpapererÂ Â who I think is ready to kill me as next weekend down it all comes. I love pattern but in moderation and I shall not,Â promiseÂ shall not suggest such a thing again. Promise! As the text on the photo saysÂ donât be afraid to mix pattern up â it you do then you are way braver than me. Iâm sticking to the small things from now on as far as patten goes- rugs, cushions, vases and so on .