Pattern on Pattern on Pattern on Pattern

Patterns are amazing. But all too often we build a world of solids with a “pop” of pattern. I say let’s reverse this paradigm. I love the idea of making a whole field of patterns and then overlaying the details with more pattern.

Pattern in a cacophony has been a constant language in both fashion and art for years now; Mickalene Thomas is the reining queen of this aesthetic. But its rare that interiors are designed with this kind of crazy abandon. Interiors need to be a thing to make us smile and laugh! Fun is the American vernacular, and I cannot think of anything more spatially fun than patterns on top of patterns.

the great Diana Vreeland in her NYC apartment
work by Mickalene Thomas – the queen of pattern on pattern
more work by Mickalene Thomas
Jungle Gardenia--Detail--s
work by Rashaad Newsome
work by Rashaad Newsome
Asos Magazine April 2012, photography by Tung Walsh styled by Katy Lassen
The Schon Magazine ‘Cote d’Azur’ editorial, shot by JUCO, styled by Jimi Urquiaga
Waleska Gorczevski by Zee Nunes for Vogue Brazil November 2013

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