Rooms should have a “rightness” of space and proportion and an ease of function.
Just because colours match in fabrics, it doesn’t mean you can mix them altogether.
The effective combination of fabrics is to do with the variation of patterns and textures. Balance and scale is the overriding factor.
Choosing designs/patterns and using one or two of them again in another room, but with different companion fabrics, creates a sense of calm and continuity.
This Month - Gold and Brown
Poor old Mission Brown was done to death in the 70s and subsequently people developed an absolute hatred of the colour brown. In nature brown is always around us and can be a lovely background for many many colours.
This month’s scheme uses the depth of a good chocolate brown as a background to highlight two very special fabrics. The gold stripe is very elegant and a prefect foil for the hand stitched crewel paisley like pattern on a linen base.
This scheme could be enhanced by the introduction of some of the fabulous dual tones in the crewel embroidery.