The essential guide to choosing patterns for the home, Love Pattern and Colour is packed full of colourful, inspiring ideas for using pattern with confidence.
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
Geometrics - stripes, spots, squares
Animal Kingdom - animal motifs and prints
Textures - visual and tactile
Charlotte Abrahams loves pattern and wants you to love it too. With her expert advice on how to choose and use pattern, and how to make it work in different spaces, you can find your personal style and decorate your home with flair.
Charlotte Abrahams is a freelance writer 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 Financial Times, Guardian Weekend, CRAFTS, Saturday Telegraph, Stella Magazine, Times LUXX, Homes & Antiques and Design Anthology UK. She is the author of Wallpaper; a Collection of Modern Prints (Quadrille, 2013) 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 the bi-annual new design showcase Spotted at influential trade fairs Top Drawer Spring and Top Drawer Autumn. Charlotte lives in Gloucestershire, UK.
Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts