Sharing her interior design tips in her blog (opens in new tab), Kit explained how to make a statement with patterns by mastering one simple tip: scaling.  The technique is one that she demonstrates across her hotels – but now she is teaching you how to bring it into your home. Here, she reveals what you need to know.  ‘When combining different patterns, the secret is to use different scales. It is only then that each pattern has the ability to breathe and not fight against its surroundings,’ Kit says.  This tip allows you to experiment with an eclectic scheme without overpowering the space while using scale in interior design. But what does scaling involve? Kit demonstrates the method – and how to mix patterns in a room – by exploring her design choices in the bar at The Whitby Hotel (opens in new tab) (below). In this space, she hung Carla Kranendonk’s art, which uses large-scale, vivid brushwork against smaller photographic elements to create a strong statement piece.  While Kit confessed that the space did not need much more work, Kit Kemp Design Studio couldn’t resist creating a backdrop with a combination of patterns. ‘The appearance is busy but well-balanced,’ Kit says.  The hotelier suggests scaling with textiles, as they ‘present countless opportunities to play with patterns and create a memorable moment.’  The secret is not to shy away from audacious prints and contrasting hues – but to showcase them in a way where they work in harmony – rather than fighting to overwhelm the space.  ‘When you’re designing a room, think of the different layers like a journey, inviting the eye to roam and linger over each, and every addition,’ Kit adds.  ‘As a general principle, make sure to look at the bigger picture and don’t overthink the … details. A strong headboard or a big graphic painting can feel frightening, but once integrated within a wider scheme, it won’t be as intimidating as you think.’ Home ideas from Kit have always guaranteed a stylish scheme, and we expect her scaling secret will follow suit. It’s time to recreate the ambiance of Firmdale – and Kit Kemp’s London house (it’s gorgeous) in our interiors, one pattern at a time.