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Michelle's "Pretty in Patterns" Room

Pretty in Patterns




New York, New York



Colors Used

Violet, pink, lime, yellow

Color Inspiration

I love graphic prints. They are high impact. They make you walk into a room and say, "Wow!"

Color Tips

Accent your color scheme with pieces of a contrasting color. It invigorates the overall aesthetic, and keeps your room from looking matchy matchy.

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Comments (22)

haley, i am too...

posted by sally305 on November 11, 2011 at 7:06pm
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it does say Renzo Piano

posted by Liz Grover on November 13, 2011 at 10:33pm
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love it michelle! hope all is well! you could design my room anyway

posted by Jamie Warner on November 11, 2011 at 10:07am
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Florals! In purple! You rock.

posted by Lisa (Montreal) on November 11, 2011 at 10:48pm
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Beautiful - love the purple print wall. Makes me feel calm and ready to relax.

posted by Barbara5206 on November 11, 2011 at 8:48am
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Very pretty. I'd like to see the full room, though.

posted by bellsonhopi on November 11, 2011 at 12:16pm
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Lovely room.

posted by kassgood on November 11, 2011 at 2:24pm
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Supiedog loves this room!

posted by supiedog on November 11, 2011 at 6:43pm
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I love this room and I don't want to be negative, but I'm kind of confused about the wooden box...

posted by -haley- on November 11, 2011 at 6:59pm
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I love it Michelle!!! beautiful colors!! purple is my fav color!! hope everything is well. :)

posted by xkirao21 on November 11, 2011 at 10:39pm
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Cute bed, but what is the story on the wooden box?

posted by jules_hville on November 12, 2011 at 11:54am
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SO confused by box. Please explain.

posted by rlmesq on November 12, 2011 at 12:56pm
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Loved your apartment when we visited. You've got talant and an eye for color.

posted by Proud Grandma on November 12, 2011 at 1:30pm
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Does that box say Renzo Piano? So cool! Where do you get something like that?

posted by Jolie21292 on November 12, 2011 at 2:01pm
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You have a good eye for color!! And your wallpaper is so awesome, I would love to know how you did that! And I think the nightstand is interesting and unique, a great complement to the other decor.

posted by mrmirror on November 12, 2011 at 6:37pm
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i actually love your side table. where's that from?

posted by kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS on November 12, 2011 at 7:49pm
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yeah! i like that pretty pattern!!

posted by October23 on November 13, 2011 at 8:50am
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Love the purple!!

posted by JeanK. on November 14, 2011 at 12:06pm
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"Renzo Piano -- THUD!" Name dropping seems to be the only rationale for the box.

posted by Bee for Brian on November 14, 2011 at 3:01pm
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Didn't realize my box would cause so much controversy. It's a memento from a summer spent interning at RPBW in Paris. It was used originally to ship architectural models, but now it serves as a lamp stand and storage box. Not meant to be beautiful furniture or a designer label, just something to remind me of my time abroad..

posted by Michelle's Room on November 14, 2011 at 6:00pm
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Thank you everyone for all your comments! The wall covering is a patterned cotton I purchased at Mood Fabrics (I highly recommend visiting if you're in the city), and hung up with liquid starch. The bed side table is from PBteen.

posted by Michelle's Room on November 16, 2011 at 12:02am
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i really love how you've pulled together this room and patterns. I also love the detail of the purple orchid. thanks!

posted by queenyellowsun on November 16, 2011 at 2:03am
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