Picking Fabrics + Patterns at HGTV Urban Oasis 2015

See how bold, colorful fabrics come together at HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 and get expert tips from interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Photo By: FlynnSide Out Productions

Fabulous Fabrics

It's always easier to choose paint colors from fabric than finding fabric based on a pre-existing paint color.

"I always start with a fabric then I pull my colors from it to create a house," says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. "Usually I start with an inspiration fabric for the palette of the whole house, and then I break it down by room."

Natural Light is Your Friend

Test colors in an all white room with natural light so that nothing is obstructing the appearance of the fabrics and the colors read true.

Mix and Don't Match

Choose tones slightly off of the wall color so your space doesn't appear too matchy.

Guiding Light

Colors can change, so always hold fabrics up to a window to see how they will read in full daylight.

Nailhead Detail

Compare a variety of nailheads with different fabrics. Nailheads bring a high-end look to an upholstered piece of furniture.

Play Up Scale

A mix of different scale prints adds variety.

Take Pictures

Take pictures from afar and see how patterns read from far away.  

Coordinate Colors

A wall color can simply be an accent color of a certain fabric.

Edit Down

Edit your fabrics down to the ones that read best.