Design by LeSueur Interiors
Rule #3: Play with texture

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Design by Caroline Allison

I’m writing about my “House Rules” this week - a few things I want to keep in mind when it comes to creating our future home.

I love pattern, and I love colour.  But over and over I find myself drawn to interiors that aren’t quite as bold with these.  Rather, the interiors use pattern’s more sophisticated and subtle cousin: texture.  Texture takes time and layers to create.  It means waiting for the right piece.  It means a variety of natural materials together: worn leather, beautiful wood grain, sparkling glass, interesting stone, woven grass fibres, warm and cool metals, breezy linens, soft silks, and sumptuous velvets.

While I’ll never stay away from colour or pattern completely I would like to pay attention to textures and create a subtle complexity of materials when designing our next home.

Design by Phillip Mitchell via Marcus Design Inc.
Design by Nam Dang-Mitchell, Photograph by Colin Way for House & Home

Design by Nam Dang-Mitchell, Photograph by Colin Way for House & Home

Image from Bolig Magisinet via Emmas Designblogg
Linda McDougald Design
Photographer: Laura Resen for Elle Decor

Photographer: Laura Resen for Elle Decor

Design by Orlando Dumond Soria
Designer Cristi Holcombe of Charm Home Design

Designer Cristi Holcombe of Charm Home Design