Why pattern is so important

Have you ever walked into a room that was so well designed and you thought “How in the heck did the designer think to put all this random stuff together and make it look so damn good???” Well its not magic (sort of) but it is a combination of pattern used correctly with scale and layering.

I get this question a lot from clients: “If I have too much pattern in a space, isn’t it going to look too busy and feel like there is too much going on?” and the answer is Hell No!! 😉 The truth is that a well curated space with a variety of pattern done in the right scale is the most beautiful and layered way to design a room. I often use the reference of a high end hotel. As a designer, I can’t help myself when I walk around a hotel or high end restaurant and I start touching all the walls and finishes. I’m sure people see me and think I am totally nuts. Those are some of the best places to see the way mixing pattern can make a place look amazing and so unique.  I like to bring up the fact that luxury hotels could have 20-30 different finishes and materials in a space, and then clients  realize that YES! in fact there are a bunch of finishes and patterns in those spaces. So when its done right it makes for amazing design. In my opinion its safe and easy to play it simple, but just like nature, there is pattern in everything. So please embrace the idea and when in doubt don’t shy away from using pattern.

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Photo by Erika Bierman for ASD Interiors

Get The Look: Black & White

Black and white spaces are sexy, modern, and chic. You really can’t go wrong with this timeless color combo….. it is simple yet bold, and always packs a punch! Since we love black and white interiors so much, we’re going to show you how you can achieve this stylish look in your home with just a simple key elements!

Photos taken from Pinterest
Photos taken from Pinterest

To show you how you can get this stylish look, I put together some black and white material boards for the living room, bedroom, and dining room. Take these as simple guidelines to create your own chic space.

Couch: Room & Board Chair + Picture Frames: Z Gallerie Coffee Table: Crate & Barrel  Accent Table + Lamp: Safavieh Pillows: Lamps Plus
Couch: Room & Board
Chair + Picture Frames: Z Gallerie
Coffee Table: Crate & Barrel
Accent Table + Lamp: Safavieh
Pillows: Lamps Plus

For this living room, I decided to put the emphasize more on the black elements, with the sofa in bright white to create balance (since it is the largest piece of furniture).

Bed, Accent Chair + Lighting: Z Gallerie Dresser, Bedding + Nightstand: Restoration Hardware
Bed, Accent Chair + Lighting: Z Gallerie
Dresser, Bedding + Nightstand: Restoration Hardware

This bedroom features a good mix of black and white elements to create a luxurious space. Depending on which shade you want to highlight, you can also swap out some of the black pieces for white ones. You want to remember to have a good mix of both colors.

Table, Buffet + Artwork: Restoration Hardware Chairs + Plant: Z Gallerie Candle Holders: Pier1
Table, Buffet + Artwork: Restoration Hardware
Chairs + Plant: Z Gallerie
Candle Holders: Pier1

Black and white can read very modern, but when choosing furniture and accessories that have classic lines, you achieve this look while still maintaining a traditional aesthetic.

A.S.D. Interiors Designer: Shirry Dolgin
A.S.D. Interiors
Designer: Shirry Dolgin

This final look is one of our recent kitchen remodels featuring a sleek black and white color palette! Using Caesar Stone quarts counter tops and a show stopper crocodile back splash to make this a statement kitchen. If you want to find out more about how you can get this look, contact us at info@asdinteriors.com.