I believe pattern is created by the ‘stuff’ of life. So I like to have a more quiet backdrop. I walk into a room and imagine you wearing red, you having a friend over, the food you’re serving, the books, the artwork, the children, the pets — all those things, I’m aware of in the beginning. I love having less in a room, but if you can afford it, get the finest.
— Barbara Barry (House Beautiful, December/January 2013).
Life with twins, triplets or more definitely creates lots of pattern! Of course, that may make it more difficult to afford the finest … but we can all enjoy beauty. Stylists have coined a phrase for that undecorated-yet-gorgeous look: a “beautiful mess.”
What’s your favorite “beautiful mess?” I just know you won’t say Legos.