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Anything goes when it comes to patchwork pop style. While patchwork pop may look totally haphazard, there is a method to this madness. I see it and describe it as Sixties Pop meets Woodstock Hippie.
Although it appears that items are simply tossed together like a giant salad, Patchwork Style is still a style. You can’t cheat it! Broken down flea market furniture and paint by numbers art will not look stylish no matter how many times you try to convince yourself.
Furniture must still be first rate and never too worn. After all Pop, is defined by fresh and crisp color. Color can come not only from furniture but by lighting as well. Whimsical chandeliers can infuse color into a room as can replacement shades.
The Hippie portion of this look can be introduced through textiles and floor coverings. Woven and colorful rugs can help define your room and is a good backdrop for monochromatic furniture, whether white or saturated with color. What I like about all of these rooms is that they exhibit unique and quirky objects but don’t look junky because they are placed in clean and simply painted white rooms. Everything has it’s place and doesn’t fight with the other one-of-a-kind objects.
Here's how to get the look of colorful patchwork pop style at home: 1. Red Velour Lounge Chair (currently unavailable - shop simiar red contemporary chairs here) 2. Glossy Yellow Side Table 3. Scatter Giclee Shade 4. Liora Manne Visions II Ikat Diamonds Red Area Rug 5. Fizz Collection Polished Chrome Chandelier 6. Vicart II 16" Wide European Contemporary Wall Art
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.