One of my favorite 30 Rock moments of all time is when Jack Donaghy meets his future self who has mastered “power clashing” with his patterned ties and shirts. I think about power clashing a lot and how deeply I envy people who have mastered it. Lena Corwin was one of the first people I knew who could effortlessly mix patterns of different styles, colors and sizes and I am still trying to master that skill (unsuccessfully) to this day. While the general rules hold true (be sure to mix pattern sizes, like-colored patterns work together), I find true power clashing tends to be a skill people either have or don’t. Since I fall into the latter category, today I’m celebrating 10 amazing rooms from DS home tours that celebrate pattern clashing in a big way. My hat is off to these masters of artful clashing. xo, grace
Image above from David and Rumaan’s Brooklyn home tour
Suzanna and Mick’s children’s room mixes patterns in the form of bedding and a rug that share a common blue accent color.
Emily’s Edinburgh home is full of so many amazing power-clashing moments.
Jeremy and Ali’s home is full of bold textiles that share accent colors and add a big punch of color to each room.
Nadia and Mark’s plaid wallpaper and Moroccan rug work together because of their similar grey, black and cream color palette.
Jonathan Adler’s creative director Benjamin works a variety of blue and black-toned prints together in the bedroom.
Shawn and Jamie’s home contrasts a bold blue and white wallpaper with two beautiful rugs in shades of blue.
Christina’s living room proves that pillows with different patterns can work together when the color palette is kept neutral with only a few pops of color.
Carley and Jonathan’s family room is boho power clashing at its finest.
Joey and Mark prove that vintage shop owners know a thing or two about combining patterns.