Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mix Master

Today I'm blogging over at Interior Canvas discussing the often perplexing topic of mixing patterns successfully. While there are no hard and fast rules, so to speak, there are some guidelines that I feel are helpful when approaching multiple patterns in a space.
So please head over to Interior Canvas and check out my tips for becoming a mix master. I've been so busy blogging for others that I've kind of neglected this here blog. Sorry about that. 

Speaking of "mixing," I love adding in unexpected elements in my own home. In my case, this means a lot of vintage pieces that add those all important layers in a space. Some recent finds that will make an appearance in my house soon (somewhere . . . finding the perfect spot is part of the fun) . . . 
A couple of brass lotus candle holders that I would like to convert into pendant lights, like so  (although mine are a lot smaller) . . . 

And another recent vintage find that I love, however quirky it may be, is a camel saddle . . . 
I've often spied these on eBay or Etsy but have never found one in good enough shape (with all the brass embellishments in place) to buy until now. The leather on this one is very scuffed and rough, but I love the character it provides. I think these are great as little footstools or benches or just to set some books on, like so . . . 

I've got more family coming in town tomorrow but hope to hit an estate sale or two before it gets too busy. If I don't make it back before the weekend, have a great one!

9 comments:

Kim said...

Love the little lotus! Have a wonderful weekend and hit those sales!! xo

Melissa Crochet said...

The lotus's are fantastic! Great find

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Those lotus are fabulous! What a great find!!

Ashley said...

Yup, a perfect place for stacking books. Off to check out your guest post.

Happy long weekend! Enjoy time with the fam!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Your post was awesome on interior canvas. Read it like three times -- always need a refresher course on mixing patterns - not easy to do. plus love the lotus. have a great labor day.

therelishedroost said...

Love very image! Brass Lotus is a favorite of mine!
Really Wonderful post!
xo Karolyn

Laney Reusch said...

My mother had a white leather camel saddle in our living room growing up....brings back great memories!!

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Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

Love the lotus idea. We had two white leather camel stools at the sale but they got snatched up quickly. They are cool.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I love playing with pattern so I'm going to check out your post. Looking forward to seeing more of your great finds, Kathy!