BPF: When is it okay to mix pattern?
BB: It's okay when there’s a color or mix of colors consistent between them and when their scales are different. For instance, a two-color, medium-scale ikat in grassy green and white will look fabulous with a multicolored paisley that has a bit of the same green in it. Add to this a small-scale leopard print with a white ground (and perhaps one of the colors from the paisley), and you’ve got a cool room. What’s important is to make it look just random enough; in other words, not too perfect.