Patchwork So Cool, Even Grandma Would Be Jealous

Hippie chic and color block cool come together in the summer’s best patchwork designs.

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Illustration by Phuong Nguyen

Patchwork gets a bad rap. It's often put in the same category with other seemingly dated designs like wood paneling or  swivel chairs—but now, similar to wooden panels and '70s-era seating, this trend is new again. With countless cool designs that make patchwork feel fresh, it's easily one of our favorite ways to bring pattern home. Shop our picks for the best patchy pieces on the market right now; there's nary a quilt in sight. 

01 Banquise Chair by Sonia Laudet, Tictail, $327
A retro chair to add an edge (and just a splash of color) to any dining nook or home office. 

02 Patchwork Coasters, Thompson Street Studio, $50 
A decidedly underrepresented coaster material, cloth is perfect for adding soft texture to your tabletop if you want to eschew placemats or a tablecloth. 

03 The Lunch Color-Block Clutch, Marie Turnor, $300
Whether storing your summer beauty faves or using it as a nighttime accessory, this colorful piece is perfect for the season. 

04 Lola Vase, Mpgmb, $145
Invest in a vase that you can easily keep empty and have double as a sculptural art piece, like this geometric print option. 

05 Puzzle Rug by KJP, Tictail, $238
Bring color and interest to a whitewashed room with a punchy rug. 

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Illustration by Phuong Nguyen

06 Portuguese Patchwork Rug, Oroboro, $1,000 
Hang this funky rug to dress up an empty wall in lieu of wallpaper, or cover unsightly floors with its intended purpose. 

07 Kalleigh One-Piece Swimsuit, Cynthia Rowley, $165
Between pool parties and seaside lounging, you'll be glad you added this mod swimsuit to your summer wardrobe. Simply wrap a scarf into a skirt, and you're ready to take your look from day to night in mere seconds. 

08 New Sanderson Yellow Fabric, Dimore
The customization possibilities are endless with this rich, layered textile. 

09 Affordances #1 Side Table by Jonathan Zawada, Matter, $2,875
A beautiful marbled piece, this table is sure to become a living room staple that'll last for decades to come. 

10 Field Pillow, Dusen Dusen, $74
Liven up old bedding or a nondescript sofa with a couple of these vibrant throw pillows. 

11 Bat Leg Ottoman by Adam Pogue, Commune, $6,000 
Between the clean wooden base, the funky prints, and unexpected bit of texture on the top, suffice it to say this is one eclectic seating option unlike anything else you'll find on the market. 

12 Splinter Tile, Popham Design
Mosaic tile is the quickest way to completely refresh a kitchen or bathroom, via the wall tiling or backsplash. This blue-toned option, which looks like something you'd find at a pool, is instantly reminiscent of summer. 

See more summer trends to try now:
The 2017 Trends Our Editors Want to Keep Alive This Summer
We're Calling It: This Is the Color of the Summer
The One Ingredient You're About to See Everywhere This Summer

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Published on July 06, 2018 - 12:45pm EDT

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