One big design trend this year is mixing up our rooms. Some are calling it "layered design" but I think design historian Emily Evans Eerdmans says it best, "We're hungering for complex carbohydrates again." The idea is to use textures, repurposed materials and layers about our rooms. There's also a call for bold color but even if you're a "neutral nut" like me, there are some easy ideas we can use to create warm and comforting nests. Maybe the quickest way to add "carbs" to our rooms is with textiles. Let's take a look.
Just a toss a simple throw over an armrest and add a few more pillows.
Cotton throws over white slipcovered chairs creates quick interest.
Double down on area rugs.
Around here, I've got a dhurrie rug on the arm of the sofa.
In Ralph Lauren's breakfast room, dramatic layers of cloth.
A rug in the kitchen is a classic.
A tablecloth in a graphic design adds modern texture.
A bold coverlet creates a layer of drama.
Pillows and a throw lend texture to a deck. No matter the room or color palette, layering textiles gives our rooms a cozy vibe. Bring on the carbs!
Mom' last visit to San Francisco, October, 2005.
And a very Happy Mother's Day to you all! Miss you, Mom!
top photo: countryliving.com