Staff Picks

I’m beginning to see a pattern….

For someone who dresses in black every day of the week, I sure love me some bright color and print.

I can't really explain the dichotomy, other than I just really like the color black. It looks good on me. And it always matches. And it's really easy to get dressed in a decent outfit in five minutes or less.  

Heather's 'Printed' Pinterest board.

Heather’s ‘Printed’ Pinterest board.

So, like so many of my passions, hobbies and design crushes that have no place in my 'real' life, (ahem, mermaids, gingham, wood and "dream homes and getaway cottages" ) I pursue them on the world's greatest invention ever, Pinterest! 

I have a theory about why library peeps love Pinterest so much. It's all about the 'cataloging'.  A post for another time.

I know I'm not alone in loving crazy, bold and beautiful patterns and designs. I recently created a 'Printed' pinterest board that was immediately followed by 1,555 followers. Wow! Warms my (secretly) chartreuse and magenta heart.  

Of course Pinterest is not the only source for fantastic print and pattern inspiration.  You'll find tons of it at the Des Plaines Public Library too.

Here are some of my favorite picks:

William Morris: Decor & DesignWilhide, Elizabeth

William Morris: Decor & Design

Wilhide, Elizabeth

Tricia Guild patternGuild, Tricia.

Tricia Guild Pattern

Guild, Tricia.

Patterns in FashionSan Martin, Macarena.

Patterns in Fashion

San Martin, Macarena.

Pacific PatternKüchler, Susanne.

Pacific Pattern

Küchler, Susanne.

Wallpaper: the ultimate guideAbrahams, Charlotte.

Wallpaper: the ultimate guide

Abrahams, Charlotte.

1950s Fashion PrintFogg, Marnie.

1950s Fashion Print

Fogg, Marnie.

Pattern Sourcebook: Chinese style : 250 patterns for projects and designsNakamura, Shigeki.

Pattern Sourcebook: Chinese style : 250 patterns for projects and designs

Nakamura, Shigeki.

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