For a calm, harmonious scheme, we’ve blended silks, linens, velvets and weaves in cool greens, warm creams and soft neutrals, including spots, stripes, plains, florals and abstract motifs, too. Wondering how to combine patterns and plains successfully? Start by ensuring your patterned fabrics have motifs in differing scales. This is easy to do if one is a stripe, one a check and one a floral, but if you’ve picked an all-floral theme, for example, you need to be more careful. Differing scales (perhaps a combination of a large, a mid and a small-sized motif) will allow the fabrics to work together comfortably, without fighting for attention.