Prints Decorators Love—and How to Use Them in Your Own Home
Patterns can add pizzazz but they can also clash, overwhelm and (surprisingly) disappear. Here are some foolproof strategies for mixing and matching.
Photo: Laura Resen
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"Avoid putting a very expensive print on an item that will get day-to-day wear, like the family couch. It will need to be replaced often and that can get costly. Save those patterns for rarely-handled drapes or use them in small scale, like on pillows."
—Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith, authors of The Welcoming House: The Art of Living Graciously