Design Tastemaker: Amy Butler's Playful Patterns

Amy Butler designs vibrant, playful patterns which adorn everything from cloth to background into scrapbook paper. The core of Butler’s business is sewing and fabrics patterns, but over the years that she has licensed her layouts, so that they are currently available for many areas of the home.

Fans of Butler’s designs love her fun routines, which range from abstractions into’70s-style florals into 19th-century-inspired motifs. Each of Butler’s layouts are offered in a unique palette which frequently contains fresh, surprising color combinations (think chopped yellow with a soft blue-gray). Amy Butler’s layouts collected here feature , so go ahead and investigate her vibrant world.

Erika Ward – Erika Ward Interiors

For this garden-inspired woman’s room, designer Erika Ward upholstered a headboard at Amy Butler’s Love Trumpet Flowers cloth.

Atypical Type A

A fairly print makes organization decorative. Here Alicia of this blog Atypical Form A has utilized an Amy Butler fabric to cover magazine documents.

Atypical Type A

Here’s a close-up of these fabric-covered magazine documents.

Atypical Type A

Alicia utilized another Amy Butler fabric to reupholster the seat of a midcentury chair in her living room. The floral print gives the chair a contemporary twist.

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Joi of this blog Nuestra Vida Dolce created her gorgeous dining room drapes with Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern II Fresh Poppies Linen plus a very simple no-sew technique.

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Rethink Design Studio

An Amy Butler pattern adorns the sheets within this airy bedroom with Joel Snayd. Although this pattern is stopped, Butler’s newer layouts are available at Bed Bath & Beyond.

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Conventional Sheet Sets – $40

A bed is a riot of patterns and colours when dressed from dust ruffle to sham in one of Butler’s designs. This pastel collection is called Sari Bloom.

Graham & Brown

Amy Butler Lacework Blue Floral Wallpaper

Butler’s Lacework Blue Floral wallpaper available through Graham & Brown creates a daring statement on the wall. This retro-seeming print can be found in five colorways.

Eclectic Background – $85

Graham & Brown’s description of Butler’s Temple Tulips prints:”type of William Morris on ecstasy.” We are not certain what Morris, who made in the 19th century, could say to that, but we could not agree more.

Layla Grayce

Amy Butler Hand-Tufted Wool Rug, Coventry – $108

One of Butler’s many partnerships is her carpets lineup with Chandra. In these tufted floor coverings, Butler’s layouts gain a third dimension. The rugs are made of 100 percent New Zealand wool.

Modern Icons: Missoni Textiles

Modern Icons: Marimekko Textiles

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