Be unafraid when you’re mixing different patterns together. To keep it balanced, pick prints in complementing colours like pinks with blues or reds with light greens .
Photography by S Thiru, Styling by Sonia Dutt
Mix Master: Contrasting designs for a bold statement
We promise mixing prints is easier than rocket science – all it needs is trial and error, and going with your gut. The best way to play with patterns like a pro is to pick a limiting palette or a theme.
As seen in this photograph, architect Pradeep Sachdeva chose a more traditional look for his living room in his home in New Delhi, taking this style through his upholstery, tiles as well as accessories like using wooden furniture, Nepalese hand woven fabrics and objets d’art.
Our tip: Pick a story within a particular colour theme (animals, Japanese garden, The Mahabharata make interesting choices), and let these patterns inject life and visual interest into your interiors.
Get this look
Sofa, side tables and armchairs from Windmill Interiors
Pillows from Abraham and Thakore
Granite coffee table created by resident craftsman Dharmender
Wooden box from Japan
Musical instrument from Auroville
Small brass lota from Benares