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Tory Burch’s pattern on pattern blue family room (above)

Today, I am putting fashion mogul Tory Burch and interior design maven Thom Filicia in a fierce face off.  Family rooms where the walls match the furniture. Tone on tone monochromatic or pattern on pattern  – you must decide which is best.

Above, Ms Burch took an azure-blue tree print fabric from Clarence House and upholstered her walls and sofa and chairs in the same pattern…a pattern play that really works.

Below, Mr. Filicia gives texture and a low luster gleam to a library den with cobalt blue walls that match the blue sofa.  Uniform monochromatic. I like.

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Thom Filicia’s den with Venetian plaster walls in a cobalt blue and matching blue sofa with piping (above)

Vote on which one you like the most in the comments or on COCOCOZY Instagram (@COCOCOZY) or COCOCOZY Pinterest.

Happy Friday!


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Photos: Wall Street Journal; Elle Decor


  1. They’re both great (who doesn’t love blue) but I think the rug in Thom’s takes away from the monochromaticness of it -it’s a busy traditional rug! Wish we could see more of the rug in Torys…they’re both pretty awesome! Happy weekend!

  2. Even though I love Tory, there is too much going on in her family room. Thom Filicia definitely wins with his relaxed library den 🙂

  3. Tory’s is fine…just as long as I didn’t have to relax! It makes me anxious just looking at all that pattern. I like the casual yet “classy with a twist” insouciance of Thom’s room.

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