How to change the look of your interiors with patterns
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How to change the look of your interiors with patterns

Pia Seidel
Zurich, on 21.06.2019
Translation: Eva Francis
I want a holiday home by the sea. But knowing Zurich will always be miles away from the sea and my own house isn’t in sight yet either, the least I can do is create a maritime atmosphere in my home.

Over the years, I’ve collected quite a few souvenirs from my beach holidays. I was hoping they’d create a holiday home atmosphere. However, these items always looked out of place in my city apartment in Zurich. Why? A starfish or a glass with coloured sand just didn’t go with the rest of my flat that I’ve decorated in a simple and Scandinavian style. Sure, mixing styles is fine, but only if it works. It’s a balancing act. I've found a way to master it: combining my items with stripes creates a great beach house look. Stripes are unbeatable in spreading maritime flair. ## Summer in every room

Image: Oyoy
Image: Oyoy
Image: Oyoy
Image: Oyoy

You’ve never liked patterns? Start off with simple prints such as stripes. That’s what I did. Stripes are elegant and discreet and manage to create structure. Pick up a few striped accessories such as a tray or a scented candle and combine them with your interior. Small changes are all it needs to give your home a new and fresh look without you having to change the furniture.

Untersetzer rose (6x)
Quantity discount
32.60
OYOY Untersetzer rose (6x)
Tablet Oka rund anthrazit
57.90
OYOY Tablet Oka rund anthrazit
Vase Schwarzweiss H
66.–
Edg Vase Schwarzweiss H
Estella (40cm)
Beliani Estella (40cm)
Image: Oyoy
Image: Oyoy
Image: House Doctor
Image: House Doctor

Stripes radiate retro charm and are easy on the eyes – even wide ones. Go for colours that are already featured in your room so the stripes blend in well. Or choose the classic navy blue and white, which is versatile. No matter whether you prefer pastel colours or black and white combinations, the choice and effect are impressive.

Beach
5 of 7 remaining
79.–
house doctor Beach
Teppich Strib (90 x 180 cm)
128.–
A Simple Mess Teppich Strib (90 x 180 cm)
Lise (69.50cm)
–11%
205.–was 230.–
Skagerak Denmark Lise (69.50cm)
Image: House Doctor
Image: House Doctor
Image: Nordal
Image: Nordal

A bit of variety in terms of prints is good for any interior, otherwise your home will start to bore you. Textiles such as tablecloths are also great ways to make a table look more festive. Striped textiles go especially well with outdoor garden furniture and bathrooms. At least, the water from your shower isn’t far away then. 😉

Apron
12.60
Bloomingville Apron
jacquard crystals
Quantity discount
15.–
ferm LIVING jacquard crystals

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Pia Seidel
Pia Seidel
Senior Editor, Zurich

«There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. I believe in the latter.» – Albert Einstein


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