Living room design

Photo: Jeffrey Ong/Courtesy of Michelle Workman

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They Play Up One Pattern
A mix of prints can be intriguing, but they can also lead to crazytown fast. Workman's rule of thumb is to choose one stripe, one small pattern and one large one, designating one to be the dominant print. If you'd like to play up the stripe, for example, choose a thicker stripe in darker or bolder colors, and stick to more muted tones for the two other patterns.