I know we are all obsessed with 50 shades of gray... not the book, the decor! It's easy to work with and calming to the eye but I still crave a bit of pattern these days. I love a gray and white room but I really admire a room filled with a perfect play on pattern even more. It really takes time and thought when grouping several patterns and colors together. I found one woman who seems to do it effortlessly and that is Emilie Irving. I thoroughly enjoyed the article about her home in the NYTimes- HERE.
The home is definitely filled with ethnic influence, antiques and plenty of gorgeous textiles. Even if you are a minimalist at heart I am sure you could find at least one piece of pattern you would like in this article So check it out! All images from the NY TIMES.