Published on January 11, 2020

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Awards season has officially begun, but that hasn’t stopped Golden Globe–nominated actress Reese Witherspoon from finding a moment to relax amid the chaos. Over the weekend, The Morning Show star posted an Instagram photo showing three sleepy-looking dogs; her daughter, Ava Phillippe; and youngest son, Tennessee Toth, gathered in a shiplap-clad, built-in daybed at her home. We instantly took note of Witherspoon’s pattern-mixing skills.

Draper James fans won’t be surprised by the buffalo check and floral pairing. (Witherspoon’s lifestyle shop sells everything from magnolia-dotted luggage tags to gingham serving trays.) But for anyone who hasn’t experimented with print-on-print, it’s an unexpected combination. 

 

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Small spaces are actually your best friend when you’re going bold, as we learned from designer Kim West, who likes to bring the drama in places like the laundry room, mudroom, and bathroom. Witherspoon’s tiny alcove is no exception. Another key takeaway from her bedding: Geometric and organic balance each other out. (Remember the checkered floors and tropical wallpaper from San Francisco’s Instagrammable Leo’s Oyster Bar?) You don’t have to be a maximalist to get on board with these timeless combos. Here’s how we would bring the look home:

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