Again, I have no idea how to explain why this eclectic mix works so well, but it does. Tell us: What's in your mix of throw pillows?More:Pattern Play: Mix Prints for a Traditional-Modern LookInspired by the Runway: Mixing PatternsPatterns: Ikat
Schumacher worked with the architects to use materials and styles that would blend with the interior design. "The clients love that eclectic, traveled look," says Schumacher. "Since many of the pieces in the house were their own, it already had that almost-Old-World look."
Ground the space with a rug. Rugs help to tie a space together and ground an arrangement. You don't need any specific rug, but a traditional Oriental or one with a more contemporary pattern may help formalize your space.
This quaint breakfast nook gets additional charm and color from the pillows added to the banquette. There's no need to match your throw pillows — notice the adorable mix of colors, shapes and patterns here.