West African X and O Pattern

XO Pattern TN

For this pattern, I took my West African inspiration to a more graphic place.  I kept the colors neutral (so there’s a blend with the mud cloth inspired pieces) but used a bolder X and O pattern (which created these awesome little arrows).  There’s an olive green color for the darker accent, with khaki and cream as the balance.  I can definitely see this color palette being used again for at least two coordinate prints!  How cool would that be?  Right now, this pattern is available in my Society6 shop, but the more I look at it the more I think it needs to be a fashion print.

That’s the thing I love most about pattern design.  There are so many avenues for patterns – home decor, stationary, fashion – and it’s just a matter of figuring out which avenue I want to take things down.  Right now, I’m taking them down ALL avenues – that’s why there are multiple links at the top of the page.  I just love designing, so I come up with multiple prints as a collection – and I know I’ll pull one or two from that collection and develop separate collections from those prints.

I started pattern designing to make shower curtains, and I think this pattern works really well for bath decor.  It’s neutral and classic, but there’s enough interest to make a statement.  West African Shower Curtain


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