It feels like only yesterday that we toured textile designer Rebecca Atwood’s Brooklyn studio. She was an up and coming artist at the time, making amazing prints and patterns and turning them into beautiful pillows. But that was actually three years ago and she’s since taken the design world by storm.
Collaborations with Method, Steven Alan and too many more to count have come – her line only continues to grow. And Rebecca is coming out with quite possibly the prettiest interior design book I’ve seen in quite some time. It’s easy to see why. Called Living with Pattern, Rebecca tackles one of the most intimidating parts of decorating – working with print and pattern. I know I still shy away. But the gorgeous home tours speckled throughout this tome (shot by none other than my fave Emily Johnston), will quickly convince you to spice things up a bit.
Rebecca’s adage about crafting your home is after my own heart; your home should be livable, layered, and interesting and most importantly a reflection of your personal history and dreams. Pattern can reflect your particular oppositions, interests,aspirations, and views of the world. And ultimately, pattern can be personal and genuine, not just trendy. Love that.
The book covers everything – from pattern usage you probably already have, such as on your duvet cover or in the living room rug, and also reveals the unexpected places you might not have thought to add it: bathroom tiles, an arrangement of book spines in a reading nook, or windowpane gridding in your entryway.
While I’m certainly a self identified pattern-phobe, Rebecca’s book will inspire you to explore your story and create a home that is rich, multidimensional, and truly your own. I’m certainly going to be referring to it constantly as I continue to put finishing touches on the Victorian.
You can snag your copy of Living with Pattern RIGHT HERE. Official sales start tomorrow.
photography by emily johnston