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Home design: Mixing patterns

A children's study by Noli Design Interiors for

A children's study by Noli Design Interiors for the 2008 Hampton Designer Showhouse in Sagaponack. (July 21, 2008) Photo Credit: Bill Davis, 2008



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.

SEE TIPS ON MIXING PATTERNS.

This upstairs bedroom was designed for the Hamptons
Photo Credit: John Dunn

This upstairs bedroom was designed for the Hamptons Designer Showhouse in Water Mill. (July 17, 2009)

The 2011 Hampton Designer Showhouse Bridgehampton featured mixing
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The 2011 Hampton Designer Showhouse Bridgehampton featured mixing of patterns in multiple rooms. (July 18, 2011)

The 2011 Hampton Designer Show house in Bridgehampton
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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
Photo Credit: Ken Spencer, 2005

A room in the 2005 Hampton Designer Showhouse in Southampton.

For this library in a Hampton Designer Showhouse
Photo Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile, 2003

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
Photo Credit: Bill Davis, 2008

A children's study by Noli Design Interiors for the 2008 Hampton Designer Showhouse in Sagaponack. (July 21, 2008)

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

"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
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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
Photo Credit: Salvatore Dovi Photography, Inc.

The media room in the 2010 Hampton Designer Showhouse in Sag Harbor.

Photo Credit: Bill Davis, 2008

"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
Photo Credit: Bill Davis, 2008

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
Photo Credit: Bill Davis, 2008

The 2008 Designer Showcase at Mill Neck Manor featured "Sheer Nostalgia," a room designed by Katharine Posillico McGowan.

Photo Credit: Bill Davis, 2008

"Ladies Night Out" was Keith Baltimore's room in the 2008 Designer Showcase at Mill Neck Manor.

The Design Show House 2010 at the Winter
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

The Design Show House 2010 at the Winter Cottage at the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve in Lloyd Harbor included a nursery done by Dyfari Interiors of Cold Spring Harbor.

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