I've said it time and again but the thing i miss most about home (other than friends and family) is the richness of pattern in the British culture. The Brits walk to the beat of their own drum when it comes to pattern-play. There is nothing modest or understated when it comes to pattern, more is More! They may be famed for being refined and reserved, like my good self but that does not filter into their living spaces. Here are some examples of the layering and mixing i found inspirational on my trip home last month. Come on America be daring and express yourself with the things you surround yourselves with. Be different, be bold, or just go to Costco, buy black and white geos and give up! Sorry for being blunt, but I just know we can make everything so much more interesting. There is too much awesomeness in print to choose that taupe sectional! thank you, end of rant.