A home design trend that's getting a lot of attention -- and is ripped from the runways -- is the mixing of patterns. Check out these designs by the pros for inspiration.
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This upstairs bedroom was designed for the Hamptons Designer Showhouse in Water Mill. (July 17, 2009)
The 2011 Hampton Designer Showhouse Bridgehampton featured mixing of patterns in multiple rooms. (July 18, 2011)
The 2011 Hampton Designer Show house in Bridgehampton included a boldly designed pool house. (July 18, 2011)
A room in the 2005 Hampton Designer Showhouse in Southampton.
For this library in a Hampton Designer Showhouse in Southampton, Eric Cohler Design Incorporated had fun with a crossword puzzle ceiling and 1960 Clue game on the table.
A children's study by Noli Design Interiors for the 2008 Hampton Designer Showhouse in Sagaponack. (July 21, 2008)
"Gallery," a room by Thom Filicia for the 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Manhattan, combines patterns that aren't even in the same family by maintaining a consistent palette. (May 14, 2012)
Manhattan's Patrick Lonn Design created the den for the 2010 Hampton Designer Showhouse in Sag Harbor.
Manhattan's Bradley Stephens designed this game room for the 2010 Hampton Designer Showhouse in Sag Harbor.
The media room in the 2010 Hampton Designer Showhouse in Sag Harbor.
"Reflections In A Study" was designer Evelyn Chin's contribution to the 2008 Designer Showcase at Mill Neck Manor.
The theme for this outdoor room -- for the 2008 Designer Showcase at Mill Neck Manor -- by Carol Adams and Catherine Deschler is "Daydream."
The 2008 Designer Showcase at Mill Neck Manor featured "Sheer Nostalgia," a room designed by Katharine Posillico McGowan.
"Ladies Night Out" was Keith Baltimore's room in the 2008 Designer Showcase at Mill Neck Manor.