Whether you want to fill your home with a riot of different patterns, or are looking for a single motif for a feature wall, there’s an amazing array to choose from, and Love Pattern and Colour is the perfect place to start.
Bursting with beautiful images of pattern designs from all over the world, this book shows how clever use of pattern can change a room: it can create a bold and striking space filled with drama, a cosy, comforting corner, or a cheery, colourful place that lifts the spirits. Being creative with pattern doesn’t just mean choosing it for your walls: there’s a feast of styles displayed here for furniture, lampshades, floors, tableware, curtains and cushions.
Looking at eight popular themes and how they can be used in a huge variety of ways, Love Pattern and Colour shows you designs and styles that can transform your home. Chapters and motifs featured include:
- Abstracts – brush strokes, marbling, random swirls
- Botanicals – trees, leaves, grasses, seedheads
- Scenes and Stories – Chinoiserie, toile du jouy
- Florals – spectacular blooms, country garden
- Cultural Travellers - paisley, Ikat, Islamic arabesques
- Geometrics – stripes, spots, squares
- Animal Kingdom – animal motifs and prints
- Textures – visual and tactile
About the Author
Charlotte Abrahams is a writer, author and curator specialising in design and the applied arts. She trained in fashion at Central St Martin's, London, and since then has written for the publications such as Financial Times How to Spend It, Guardian Weekend, CRAFTS, Saturday Telegraph, Times LUXX, Homes & Antiques, The Design Edit and Design Anthology UK. She is the author of several books, including Wallpaper The Ultimate Guide (Quadrille, 2009) and Hygge, A Celebration of Simple Pleasures. Living the Danish Way (Trapeze, 2016). Exhibitions Charlotte has curated include 'The Craft of Wallpaper' at London's Geffrye Museum and 'Rodmarton Reimagined' with the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. Charlotte lives in Gloucestershire, UK.