Decorating with Pattern: Lessons from Eskayel

Fact: Eskayel is having a major moment. The Brooklyn-based studio—known primarily for its statement-making wallcoverings and fabrics featuring founder Shanan Campanaro's hand-painted designs—is an obsession of sorts in the Lonny offices, and the work just keeps getting better. Just take a look at these images from Eskayel's latest collection (which Campanaro named LORA after her late mother-in-law) for proof that in-your-face pattern can still look elegant and not at all overpowering.

The key? Using the pattern in a space with elements that subtly echo it in other ways, from a casually propped work of art to the sculptural forms of houseplants and vessels. The muted colorways make these wallcoverings more versatile than one would think, creating an appropriate backdrop for not only midcentury pieces or minimalist furnishings but also quirkier, boho-vintage finds. I'd also love to see one of their sofas for ABC Home, such as the Ripple Pearl Loveseat featured below, in a drawing-room setting for a new twist on eccentric English country-house style.

Partners Campanaro (above left) and Nick Chacona are on a streak of great collabs—look for the Cosmos Collection of pillows (below) coming exclusively to ABC Home this month, as well as a new collection of rugs for Doris Leslie Blau (bottom). Right now I'm even planning my own master bedroom makeover, featuring pattern-on-pattern combos inspired by Eskayel. Stay tuned.

I'm the former Executive Editor of Lonny.
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