Imprinting on Prints

Single Fabric 8One of my favorite timeless design concepts: the print on print. While I like to mix and match fabrics with the best of them, there is something about a room where the fabric gets repeated – walls, drapery, upholstery – that I just love. I am thinking that the master bedroom at #barbothouse may need to get a serious print on print treatment. And definitely a canopy bed.

Single Fabric 9Print on print has been en vogue forever. It has never gone out of style, and forms the foundation of some of the most recognizable rooms – like Diana Vreeland’s “garden in hell.”

Single Fabric 4It can be bold, like in Valentino’s Roman apartment …

Single Fabric 5 … or subtle, as in Jeffrey Bilhuber’s New York apartment.

Single Fabric 3Stripes are often used – above by Anthony Hail, below by Lee Radizwill …

Single Fabric 12 … as are florals and toiles.

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Single Fabric 13Now I just have to select the fabric …

(Images via: Vogue,, Vogue,, Anthony Hail, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest New York InteriorsElle Decor)

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