#DSPattern + Lowes Instagram Takeover

by Grace Bonney

I’ve been waiting to announce our next hashtag challenge because it’s the one I’ve been most thrilled about: PATTERN. I will be a pattern devotee for the rest of my life, and I’ve been documenting great examples of pattern I’ve seen around the city for years now. So many of you have written in to suggest pattern as the next hashtag theme, so I thought this would be the perfect way to kick off my 5-day Instagram Takeover of the Lowe’s Home Improvement feed.

Lowe’s invited me to take over their Home Improvement Instagram feed starting tomorrow through next Wednesday and told me I could post anything related to design. I was pretty excited with the wide range of possibilities, but figured this would be a great way to share my love of patterns with our community and their community, too. So starting tomorrow, upload your favorite examples of beautiful patterns you see around you and hashtag them #DSPATTERN. I will be posting mine on the Lowe’s Instagram feed twice a day right here (along with tips on using those patterns at home), as well as on the D*S Instagram page.

Our #DSPATTERN challenge will continue past Wednesday, but I will also choose a few of my favorites from the feed to share on the Lowes feed. I can’t wait to see what sort of gorgeous patterns you all come across on a daily basis! xo, grace

Top Image: The flamingo wallpaper in Jackie Greany’s photo from our previous #dscolor challenge has been one of my favorite pattern finds in a long time. The color is great, and while it might be daunting to imagine a whole wall of this, it would be perfect to use inside a small closet or to print and use under glass as a table top.

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These marbled balloons from our wedding party inspired me to think about incorporating an inexpensive marble pattern (rather than pricey real marble) at home. I’m thinking about using this DIY to create a simple sheet of paper I can use to line the inside of our drawers.

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Sometimes the best patterns are found in nature. This shot that Sarah Beth took for our #dslooking feed makes me want to splatter paint in a more organic dot pattern onto fabric I can use for an upholstery project. A bright white on a pale, linen fabric would be a great spin on this leaf inspiration.

This post is brought to you by Lowe’s. Join Grace on the Lowe’s Home Improvement Instagram feed here Saturday, May 3rd though Wednesday, May 7th and get inspired!



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