Like I said in the last post, colours make things come alive - and patterns are similar. They're intriguing. They can be dangerous too, especially when they become overwhelming and make you dizzy. But placed in unexpected places/moments they can can add just the right amount of that extra "something".
Like this placemats on Twig and Thistle...
Or these accessories on Ish and Chi
And last but not least, these pieces from Anthropologie