The day after my wedding, one of my bridesmaids and I, exhausted from the weekend's events, popped into a matinee of Mamma Mia. While our reviews were mixed (please, please let me never hear Pierce Brosnan sing again), one element of the film got an enthusiastic thumbs up: the gorgeous textiles. I was absolutely inspired by the film's bedding, tablecloths, and pillows. The bright colors, suzanis, folksy embroidery, and busy patterns were absolute eye candy.
Interested in integrating some of these patterns into your home? Find out where you can get them when you read more.
While you'll want to mix and match to get this look, if you're initially stumped, start with bright, Mediterranean tones, such as tropical sea blues and rich reds.
Tabletop Keep it colorful, but also under control. If you choose a flowered tablecloth, don't choose equally vibrant napkins or placemats; a solid or complementary patterned napkin in coordinating colors will look best.
Cushions and Decorative Pillows Embroidery and ethnic touches are must-haves here.
Bedding Start with a bright white background, and then add color liberally.
Photo courtesy of Peter Mountain/Universal Pictures