Awash in pattern...

One of the dangers of designing wallpapers and fabrics is being awash in samples of your designs. After receiving my latest bunch of design proofs, I have what seems like dozens of 12 x 24-inch samples of wallpapers. All are samples of designs I have created, and many of them I absolutely love. So much so I am determined to come up with something creative to do with them.
The samples are basically the equivalent of fabric fat quarters, except fat quarters are much easier to use. I have already cleaned out the pile of samples and done away with designs that just didn’t work, but I’m still swimming in pattern. I’ve captured some of my new favorites in these photos ~ I thought you might enjoy seeing what the patterns I shared earlier actually look like printed on wallpaper. In the top photo is a collection of my favorite pink designs: Pink Floral Medley, Pink Starburst Mod, Scrolling through the Day, Pink Petals, Pretty Polka Dots in Pink, and Pink by Nature.

My new favorite pattern may be the one directly above ~ Golden Birds. Either that or the Pink Starburst Mod. Really, all of them make me smile. 
Which leads me back to my “problem” ~ what to do with them all? I have been thinking of redoing a couple of old dollhouses I have in the attic for awhile now; I’m contemplating using some of the wallpaper samples in those projects, along with some of my fabrics. Or maybe I’ll pick a bunch of patterns that go together colorwise and brighten the inside of a closet with wallpaper. Or perhaps a few would make pretty backdrops between shelves in a bookcase. Any other ideas? I’m open to suggestions because as long as I keep designing, this will be an ongoing, if lovely, problem.

If you would like to see more of my wallpaper and fabric designs, click here to go to my shop on Spoonflower. 

Designs and photos by The Pink Home


Michele Alger said…
I am seriously in such impressed AWE! I'd have to say that my favorite pattern is the birds. It is so soft and beautiful. Perfect for a half bath (like mine!) ;)
The first idea that came to mind for your samples was the doll house and the book case. You could always modge podge them on a small table, or cover a lamp or something. Can't wait to see what you do. BTW, thank you for stopping by my blog, it gave me the opportunity to discover yours. New follower!

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