I don’t match things. I don’t think about does this match per se. I think does this ‘go.’ There’s a difference I think. Matching means the same – it means they are the same. When I put clothes on I don’t think about whether they are the same and therefore matching, I think about do they go together.
Do they bring something out in the other? Do they create a contrast, a balance, or even spark your interest in the way the patterns, textures, or colors play off of each other? Mostly, I ask myself do they feel right together?
This is all subconscious – mostly. For instance, I didn’t realize these two pieces even had differing patterns. They just felt right together.