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Create a welcoming feeling. John Robshaw is known for the use of Indian-inspired textiles, particularly block-printed fabric; he even has a fabric line inspired by it. In his otherwise very masculine home in Connecticut, the designer dresses a bedroom in hand-blocked fabric ranging from purple to pink, creating a sense of welcome.
Here, four different patterns make a harmonious bedroom, from the spring-box cover to the custom hand-blocked wallpaper. The secret in balancing the elements of the room lies in keeping the same colorway and making sure the scale and space of each pattern is different.
Add just a touch. Hand-blocked fabrics don't have to dominate your space. Block-printed pillows blend seamlessly into this Cape Cod–style living room by Alexandra Angle, and because they're just pillows, you can put them away anytime.
Another way to incorporate block-printed fabric into your room is with a lampshade. This drum shade lends pattern to the dining room without overwhelming the otherwise neutral room.