Applied Design: Unity & Variety

Unity and variety are two design principles that are always talked about together because they go hand in hand.  Variety is essential to creating a room that is interesting and has personality and be created through textures, patterns, colors, shapes, lines….the list goes on and on.  Variety is created in the Room of the Week through all the fabric choices.

But, unless all the variety in the room is unified somehow it could just appear messy and thoughtless.  However, it doesn’t take a lot to unify a design…it’s created simply in the Room of the Week through the floral pillow that has all the colors of the rest of the fabrics in the room.

Here are a few examples of how a variety of fabrics can be unified by another fabric.  All of the headboards are custom options through Serena & Lily, so they are a bit pricey, but the pillows are all affordable finds from Etsy.

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Row 1: Alta Headboard in Leaf Diamond, Orange Cotton Velveteen Pillow, Color Block Pillow, Chiang Mai Dragon Pillow

Row 2: Octavia Headboard in Chalkstripe Wool, Black & Linen Patchwork X PillowCamel Cotton Velvet Pillow, Richloom Suzani Pillow

Row 3: Pondicherry Headboard in Coral Jaipur, Black Heart Pillow, Hydrangea Pillow, Floral Coral Pillow

Row 4:Pondicherry Headboard with Nailheads in Bark Kuba, Orange Linen PillowEmerald Real Silk Ikat, Orange Bird Fabric

Row 5: Fillmore Headboard in Navy Spade, Teal Cotton Velvet Pillow, Mini Ikat Lumbar Pillow, Blue Floral Pillow

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