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Penrose Interiors: Pattern and Colour

PUBLISHED: 15:07 12 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:33 14 May 2015




Mix things up by decorating with patterns, print and colour on furniture, accessories, walls, floors and more.


Whether you’re designing a new home or have decided to give your current nesting pad a mini facelift—adding pattern is a style-must! The right amount of pattern brings out solid colours and creates a visual texture in the room. Place a few gorgeous printed scatter cushions on your sofa, renew your dining room with a stylish wallpaper or go for pops of contrasting colour and pattern throughout your entire house!

“Mixing pattern and colour doesn’t have to mean bold, bright and clashing. When done tastefully, a scheme should complement and tone together to create something that is visually balanced.” – Alex Shledon, Owner and Director.

5 Designer’s Notes:

~ If you’re looking to create a whole new scheme, select patterns first, use these to pull colours for the rest of the space.

~ When reviving a weary room, add pops of colour and pattern in lamp shades, cushions, throws or pictures, choose a colour with life but that tones successfully with your room, the last thing you want to do is highlight the tiredness of the existing scheme.

~Plan your space, impulsive buys can be the best but make sure you have worked out their position in your home.

~ Rather than having a white backdrop, work with the colours in your accessories such as a favourite painting or print on a wall, or a cherished ornament on a shelf.

~If you’re not confident with colour, when introducing pattern to a room try working with a family of hues, rather than opposites.

Make it easy


Penrose Interiors have been decorating and furnishing homes since 1985. Located on the Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire, our showroom is a hub of inspiration and expertise. Our Showroom and Online Shop house all the most popular fabric and wallpaper brands. With a fabric, wallpaper and trimming room available by appointment, as well as three showrooms demonstrating the finest handmade curtains, blinds, upholstery, cabinet furniture and home accessories.

Showroom Products

Wallpapers and paints

Fabrics and trimmings

Upholstered furniture

Cabinet furniture


Pictures and Mirrors

Cushions and throws


Home accessories including clocks, picture frames, crystal, glassware and decretive items

Online Shop - Coming Soon



Home Accessories

“Our ethos lies in the continued focus on old fashioned customer service alongside quality product” – Alex Sheldon, Owner and Director.

The Brands

By working only with experts in all the services we provide, from our experienced team of seamstresses, to our professional pole and track fitters or our leading furniture makers and upholsterer, we have maintained our position as specialists in our field.


Colefax & Fowler | Zoffany | Sanderson | Harlequin | Romo | GP & J Baker | Mulberry Home | Linwood | James Hare Silks | Designers Guild | Jane Churchill | Osborne & Little | Manuel Canovas | Lorca | Threads Zimmer & Rohde | Larsen | Ardecorra | Abraham Moon | Titley & Marr


John Sankey | Henderson Russell | Artistic Upholstery | Jonathan Charles | William Yeoward | Tom Faulkner | Vincent Sheppard

Visit us, we have ample free parking for customers, and are conveniently located close to the iconic Chatsworth Farm shop and commended Devonshire Arms, Pilsley.

Should you require any level of design assistance give us call on 01246 583444 or send us an email with your enquiry to so we can arrange an appointment for you to chat to one of our designers in our Consultation area.

Remember Luxury Lifestyle begins at home …


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