Pattern Play- Atypically Teal

One of my favorite fabrics is GP&J Baker’s Heron and Lotus.  I love the pattern, the scale, the color and the texture.  I recently worked with it in a dining room scheme.  My client fell for this pattern too, but didn’t want to work with the fabric’s blues, or pinks or greens- they felt too bold to her.  Instead, she was drawn to the smallest detail in the fabric- the teal wisteria.  We used that as our inspiration color and pulled coordinating fabrics to work in the room.  The result is a softer, atypical teal scheme.




I love the idea of pulling a minor color out of patterned fabric and running with it.  It’s unexpected and a nice subtle twist.  As a person who is not matchy-matchy, I like that it doesn’t feel “over-decorated.”


Bird/Floral- GP&J Baker “Heron and Lotus”

Squares- GP&J Baker

Greek Key- Jim Thompson “Apollon”

Spots- Osborne & Little “Charanga”

Paisley- Jim Thompson “Santosh”

Scales- Jim Thompson “Marsan”

Have a great weekend, everyone!  I’m planning to lay low and scheme big ;)

  1. Love.The.Birds.

    Great selections to go with it, still fun and bold, but in a softer way that works for the clients, love!!!!!

  2. Those patterns and colours work beautifully together. I’m sure your client will be very happy! You do such gorgeous work.

  3. LOVE heron and lotus..had it in my old house for pillows and it is a treasure. Love how you have coordinted with it here!

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