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The Editor’s Guide to: Mixing Prints

The Editor's Guide to Mixing Prints from Layla GraycePhoto Credits: Dimples and Tangles, Life On Virginia Street

We’re noticing a pattern. Literally. Almost every time we see lust-worthy interior design photos (check out some of our favorites on our Pinterest!), you can almost guarantee an eclectic blend of prints in jazzy colorways and unique styles. Straight from the editor’s desk, founder Wendy Estes drops in to share her industry insight on one of the trickiest tactics in interior design: mixing prints.

The Editor's Guide to Mixing Prints from Layla Grayce

Mix your prints effortlessly by choosing a theme that represents you. This nautical mix would be the perfect pairing for a maritime lover or to bring your vacation spot home with you. Balance a perfect mix with stripes in coordinating colors with nautical-themed patterns and designs that share similar hues for foolproof style.

The Editor's Guide to Mixing Prints from Layla Grayce

If you’re designing a room by color, start with a bold statement-making piece in a fun print or bright shade and use it as a focal point for the rest of the space. For example, this bold Sugarboo Designs art print’s abstract print lends fanciful flair with blue, green, yellow, and pink—the perfect palette for inspiring the rest of your space.

The Editor's Guide to Mixing Prints from Layla Grayce

Here’s where your favorite color makes its debut. Insert your personality with a soothing neutral like gray, black, or tan and go bolder with patterns. Never fear mixing stripes with abstract prints and dimensional patterns—each item will coordinate by color in their own unique way. Five to ten shades of gray? Totally encouraged!

The Editor's Guide to Mixing Prints from Layla Grayce

What’s your style? French country? Art deco? Globally-inspired bohemian? Chinoiserie chic?

Offer up your personality by mingling statement-making prints by style for lighthearted appeal. Think of leopard print as a neutral or pick unexpected pieces in two-tones instead of a print with many differentiating colors. Go daring or keep it simple–after all, the beauty of this decorating style is that it’s all about you!

Get The Look: Elegant and Colorful Manhattan Home

Lilly Bunn via Mix and Chic - Layla-Grayce
Featured On: Mix and Chic Designed by Lilly Bunn

Craving bold color? We’ve got just the fix! Styled by designer Lilly Bunn, this gorgeous Manhattan home makes neutral pieces pop with decor and accents in eye-catching hues. We love this home’s combination of eclectic prints and unexpected textures, which creates a look that’s fresh and full of personality. Ready to give your home a color boost? We’ve assembled our favorite images below for decorating inspiration!

Lilly Bunn via Mix and Chic - Layla-Grayce
Featured On: Mix and Chic Designed by Lilly Bunn

A pop of fresh color can instantly transform the vibe of any space. This living room’s design juxtaposes modern, neutral furnishings with vibrant green curtains, a glamorous ship-inspired crystal chandelier and magenta pillows to deliver bold statements without going over the top.

Lilly Bunn via Mix and Chic - Layla-Grayce
Featured On: Mix and Chic Designed by Lilly Bunn

Looking for an easy way to add color to simple white walls and furnishings? Take a cue from this kid-friendly bedroom! A lovely fuchsia chair, dresser and bedding captivate in this adorable space.

Lilly Bunn via Mix and Chic - Layla-Grayce
Featured On: Mix and Chic Designed by Lilly Bunn

To get this colorful yet elegant look in your own home, we’ve hand-selected a collection of our favorite furniture, lighting and accessories inspired by this space. Shop our selections below!

Elegant and Colorful Manhattan Home - Layla Grayce

1. DwellStudio Furniture Mid-Century Crib French White 2. Barbara Cosgrove Chris Table Lamp 3. DwellStudio Chester Sofa 4. Surya Tilda Magenta Throw Blanket 5. Canopy Designs Ship Chandelier 6. Gabby Furniture Monroe Chair 7. Boatman Geller Personalized Ann Tile Raspberry Lucite Square Tray 8. Jonathan Adler Furniture X-Bench Brussels Charcoal 9. Loloi Juliana Ivory Berry Hand Hooked Polyester Rug

Get The Look: A Tiffany Blue Holiday

Tiffany Blue Holiday Decor From Layla Grayce
Featured On: Country Living Photographed by: by Tria Giovan

Still searching for the perfect color scheme for the season? Follow Country Living’s lead and indulge in the time-honored shade of Tiffany blue! We absolutely adore the effortless elegance of this gorgeous 19th century New York City brownstone, which perfectly balances Tiffany blues with soft, buttery yellows and neutral creams for a fresh take on a traditional holiday look.

Tiffany Blue Holiday Decor From Layla GrayceFeatured On: Country Living Photographed by: by Tria Giovan

Simple touches of Tiffany blue create a stylish contrast against the home’s creamy yellow interior. The classic color makes a delightful pop against the crisp, white hue of the entryway bookshelf, while beautiful blue ornaments and gift-wrapped presents evoke the yuletide spirit. Maintaining a subtle tone, exquisite tapered candles and decorative napkins deliver hints of Tiffany blue to the the living room.

Looking to decorate your home with this romantic holiday look? We’ve put together the perfect collection of our favorite home goods, accessories and decor. Shop the products below!

A Tiffany Blue Holiday From Layla Grayce1. Rosanna Arabesque Appetizer Plate Set of 4 2. Regis English Bronze Large Chandelier 3. Global Views Decor Trophy Ice Bucket 4. Rosanna Glass Medium Dome 5. Pine Cone Hill Linen Chenille Natural Throw Blanket 6. Global Views Decor Ice Pillar Candle Holder  7. Global Views Furniture Charleston Blue Chair 8. Aidan Gray Decor Oval Long Wire Basket

Get The Look: Seaside Inspired Holiday Dinner

Seaside Inspired Table Setting From Layla Grayce
Featured On: The Pretty Blog Photographed by: by Christine Meintjes

Looking for a new twist on your traditional holiday decor? Try bringing a little coastal glam to your season! We’ve taken a cue from Nicola’s stunning Summer Beach Christmas from the Pretty Blog, which was inspired by her childhood holidays near the South African seaside. Using a natural color palette inspired by beautiful sea oysters, she delivers eclectic touches to the home with stunning shells, gorgeous plants and more to tie together an unforgettable yuletide look.

Seaside Inspired Table Setting From Layla Grayce
Featured On: The Pretty Blog Photographed by: by Christine Meintjes

Set on a neutral gray tablecloth, the beautiful dining room beach scene features a breathtaking DIY centerpiece. Cost-effective and chic, this seasonal accent delivers an earthy aesthetic with a texture-rich mix of nautical ropes, succulent plants, sea shells and twigs. To provide a simple contrast to the table’s focal point, she chose crisp, white dinnerware for an elegant polish.

Seaside Inspired Table Setting From Layla Grayce
Featured On: The Pretty Blog Photographed by: by Christine Meintjes

Sometimes it’s all in the details! Textured glasses deliver a traditional touch to the dining table’s eclectic array of found pieces and rustic accents, while frosted bottles serve as creative and affordable candleholders.

To get this sophisticated, sea-inspired look in your own home, we’ve put together a distinctive collection of our favorite dining accessories, accents and decor. Shop the products below!

Seaside Inspired Dinner Party From Layla Grayce
1. Rosanna Petite Plate Set of 2 2. Know Your Ropes Serving Utensil Set 3. Regina Andrew Decor Antique Silver Shell Set 4. Regina Andrew Decor Coral Reef Bowl Large 5. Chambord Mercury Glass Tealight Candleholder Set of 3 6. Pom Pom at Home Linens Napkins Gracie Set of 4  7. Aidan Gray Decor Frederick Candlestick Set of 2 8. Giant Lettuce Coral

Get The Look: Formal Fall Dinner Party

Formal Dining Room From Layla Grayce
Featured On: Lonny

We’re excited to introduce our Holiday Hostess series today! Throughout this season, we’ll be exploring fresh and unexpected new ways to decorate your tabletop for guests. When most of us think of fall parties at home, we tend to imagine cornucopias, turkey, warm cider and red and orange decorations. This November, however, we were ready for a new take, and found ourselves spellbound by this Mediterranean-inspired dining room. In captivating shades of white, beige and blue, this formal space’s intriguing tabletop decor sets the stage for a simple yet captivating dinner party.

Formal Table Decor From Layla Grayce
Featured On: Lonny

In this stunning room, white dishes and linens lay the foundation for a stylish formal gathering, while white pumpkins add a touch of sophisticated fall nostalgia to each guest’s space. The designers boldly added blue and white pitchers and urns to the mix for a pop of color, while the shimmering silver tray and mercury glass vases make a dramatic impression at the bar and dining table.

Formal Table Setting From Layla Grayce
Featured On: Lonny

To achieve this ultra-glam fall look for your next formal dinner party, shop our curated collection of dining accessories, serveware and tabletop decor below.

Formal Dinner Party From Layla Grayce
1. Hammered Glass Decanter 2. Jamie Young Lighting Small Etched Glass Hurricanes Set of 3 3. Rosanna La Patisserie Compote Medium 4. Summer Palace Jar 5. Dwellstudio Decor Wooster Street Platter 6. Global Views Decor Charleston Hurricane Vase 7. Eclectic Place Setting Set of 5 8. Global Views Decor Ice Pillar Candle Holder

Summer Color Inspiration: Blue + Yellow

Blue and Yellow Tablescape and Dining Room Inspiration @LaylaGrayce
Featured On: Style Estate

Summer offers decorating inspiration at every turn! Whether on a coastal vacation or gardening in the backyard, the season’s vibrant hues spark ideas for every room in the home. Inspired by sunshine and the seaside, we’re finding ourselves drawn to the classic combination of blue and yellow. We did a little hunting and collected a few images of our favorite living rooms and bedrooms that incorporate these colors, just for you!

Navy and Yellow Summer Decor Inspiration @Layla Grayce
Featured On: Style Estate

A foundation of neutral furniture allows you to easily weave these colors into a room’s decor. Blue stripe and floral patterns decorate throw pillows and curtains for a fresh touch, while yellow accent pillows offer a bold complement.

Updated Blue and Yellow Cottage Bedroom
Featured On: House Beautiful

Nothing excites and surprises in a space quite like blue and yellow accents. In this bedroom, the simple white wood chandelier, bed and benches receive a touch of pizazz from a yellow striped headboard, solid yellow nightstands, royal blue ottomans and light blue, coastal-inspired bedding.

Light Blue and Yellow Summer Decorating Inspiration @LaylaGrayce
Featured On: Style Estate

When combined with bright yellow furniture and accessories, light blue walls are anything but boring. The contrast of sunny yellow decorative accents helps soothing blue shades pop into a space.

Blue and Turquoise Living Room @LaylaGrayce
Featured On: Layla Grayce

Even if you’re not ready to paint every room blue or fill your space with bold yellow prints, you can take small steps to add this combination to your home, like pairing a bright blue vase with a classic yellow wing chair (check out the room above!). Shop our collection of blue and yellow products below!

Blue and Yellow Summer Home Decor @LaylaGrayce

1. Dash & Albert Denim Pillow 2. Montecito Gray Embroidered Pillow 3. Sugarboo Designs Sunny Flower Art Print 4. Somerset Bay Elliot Key Arm Chair 5. Arteriors Mustard Dot Table Lamp 6. Hilary Thomas Rock N Rolla Lola Lamp Finial 7. Lawson Ottoman 8. Dash & Albert Braided Rug

Summer Color Inspiration: Green + White

Green and White Summer Living Room Inspiration @LaylaGrayce
Feature On: House Beautiful

With summer in full swing, we’re always on the hunt for ways to brighten the home with fresh, engaging color. That’s why we love the energy of vibrant green and white rugs, furniture and decor in any room. The cool combination reminds us of the sunny, warm days of childhood spent playing outdoors. To get your green and white decorating ideas flowing, we’ve gathered a few images of our favorite spaces that incorporate these classic colors.

Green and White Summer Decor Inspiration @LaylaGrayce
Featured On: House Beautiful, House To Home

Bright shades of green make an otherwise neutral white room pop. Green florals decorate throw pillows and curtain panels for a lively touch, while solid mint green walls offer the living room a fresh complement.

Green and White Summer Decor Ideas @LaylaGrayce
Feature On: Creative Beautiful Rooms

Grounded by white walls, lighting and flooring, this light-filled living room epitomizes fun and whimsy with splashes of green on vases, glass table lamps and framed art. For a more permanent touch of color, the living room and bedroom below feature charming green and white tile and wallpaper patterns.

Summer Decor Inspiration Green and White Color Combination @LaylaGrayce
Featured On: Home Bunch, Southern Living

Feeling inspired to decorate your home with this fresh color combination? You can get the look with this collection of our favorite green and white products!

Green and White Summer Color Scheme

1. Pine Cone Hill Decorative Spring Pillow 2. Boatman Geller Personalized Chain Link Lime Platter 3. Worlds Away White Lacquer Barkley Chest 4. Herringbone Photo Frame 5. Jamie Young Lighting Table Lamp 6. Alton Chair 7. Global Views Decor Mini Chinoise Vase Set 8. Suzanne Kasler Hand Knotted Rug

Trends We Love: Sweet Scallops

Clockwise from top left: Audrey Mirror, Pine Cone Hill Set of 4 Madeline Placemats in Terracotta and Gold, Bradshaw Kirchoffer Small Library Desk with Scalloped Hutch, Trina Turk Embroidered Linen Pillows in Vivacious Pink and Vivacious Blue, Global Views Lighting Grande Fluted Pendant

We love all the sweet scallop detailing that has been popping up in home design lately. We adore it in its classic form, but we also love the bright and modern way scallops are being used in Trina Turk pillows and DwellStudio Bedding. Go big with a scallop-oriented furniture piece or choose an adorable home accent with just a hint of scalloping in its detailing. View our curated collection of scalloped furniture and home accents.

Decorators We Love: Samantha Pynn

Samanthan Pynn Inc Sam's House Interior Decorating
Interior design by: Samantha Pynn Photography by: Virginia Macdonald

Samanthan Pynn Inc Sam's House Interior Decorating
Interior design by: Samantha Pynn Photography by: Virginia Macdonald

Samanthan Pynn Inc Sam's House Interior Decorating
Interior design by: Samantha Pynn Photography by: Virginia Macdonald

Samanthan Pynn Inc Sam's House Interior Decorating
Interior design by: Samantha Pynn Photography by: Virginia Macdonald

Feminine Pink Get the Look by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from Top Left: Oly Studio Kira Mirror, Oly Studio Serena One Tier Chandelier, Bungalow 5 Pink Baluster Table Lamp Base, Bungalow 5 Brigitte White One Drawer Side Table, Oly Studio Hilary Bench, Smithsonian Ivory Hand Tufted Rug, Layla Grayce Garfias Chair, Indigo Printed W Embroidery Blue Pillow Pair

We love Samantha Pynn’s fresh, feminine style. Her ability to mix modern elements with classic staples creates a very livable space that’s still high on style. Samantha has been a fixture in the decorating world for the past 11 years – you can obsess over her work weekly on her current HGTV Canada series, Summer Home. We’re obsessed with pink at Layla Grayce, and we love the way Samantha scattered hints of this color throughout her own home. The rest of Samantha’s work is just as gorgeous. Check it out!

Get Inspired: A Touch Of Green

Layla Grayce Green Bedroom Inspiration
As featured in: Dreamy Whites Online

Layla Grayce Green Living Room Inspiration
As featured in: House To Home

Interior design by: Emily Henderson As featured in: Style By Emily Henderson

Green Layla Grayce Inspiration Living Room
As featured in: Dreamy Whites Online

Green Layla Grayce Inspiration Dining Room
Interior design by: Steven Miller Design Studio Photos: David Duncan Livingston

Green Wallpaper Inspiration Layla Grayce
Left image as featured in: Examiner Right image as featured in: Joy Thomas Walls Pinboard

Layla Grayce Green Nursery Inspiration
Interior design by: Samantha Farjo As featured in: Decor Pad

Green Layla Grayce Inspiration Living Room
Interior design by: Lauren Liess Interiors As featured in: Pure Style Home Photos: Helen Norman

Just in the nick of time (when winter has gone on far too long), Spring arrives to lift our spirits. Add a dash, an accent, a splash of green to your interiors to instantly brighten your day, your room. For the daring, dive in with bold green walls or wallpaper for a major wow factor. If that’s too much commitment for you, dip your toes in by adding glorious green throw pillows or an area rug that can be rotated around when the seasons change. Trust us, you’ll feel much better with a daily dose of greens!