The second trend can be summed up in just one word: overscale.
I've been seeing a number of interpretations of this huge Moroccan pattern around blog-town.
And I like this more delicate version, from hgtv
Which kind of makes me think of this beautiful trompe l'oeil mural of picture molding, which is not the same but feels related, somehow.
While we're talking delicate, I recently re-found this image, an old favorite from House Beautiful, and I'm loving the giant graphic, but especially the movement in it.
Of course, scale has been used lots lately to punch up the power of stripes, and, unsurprisingly, I'm liking giant painted chevron and herringbone, a la the painted floor by Mary McDonald on this week's Million Dollar Decorators (which I don't watch, lacking Bravo, but recaps of which I find highly entertaining here, here, and here.)
The mix of colors here, and particularly the color gradient of pinks and reds, feel far more interesting than the two color zig zags that are everywhere just now. Another way to set it apart?
Herringbone. I love how the added borders here make this feel so sophisticated.
Hmmm....I felt really energized writing yesterday's post, and I'm kind of boring myself now. As lovely as these options are, it must be more proof that the all-over graphic from yesterday is the way to go. Unless....
Now I have a dilemma on my hands.
What do you think?