Deciphering the code to Geometric style
Friday, 31 July 2015
Introducing bold shapes and patterns
Creating a geometric influence in your home can be daunting at first, the bold patterns and tessellated designs look fantastic alone, however when introduced all together can look cluttered. Strategically introducing a few bold pieces to a room can alter the feel of your existing style to a more geometric, contemporary one. From a 'hint of' to that 'wow' piece, we have a few ideas on introducing this year's abstract look.
Starting with smaller pieces, a few bold and prominently placed accessories can be a great way to begin. The highly geometric pattern of the Calligaris Andromeda Lamp incorporates acute angles and abstract lines, both vertical and horizontal. The striking Cattelan Italia Thriller lamp has a composition of strong shapes in a neutral colour scheme, to match in perfectly with existing decor. Mirrors such as the Cattelan Italia Emerald and Diamond also introduce big, bold shapes and can match well with existing furniture.
For a bolder influence in a room, furniture such as coffee tables are very effective as they dominate the central floorspace. The Bonaldo Tie has stunningly angled legs, geometric shaped tops and are available in a large range of finishes, making them extremely versatile. Also by Bonaldo is the Arvo which has a bold base with a fusion of circular and angled shapes and edges. A feature sideboard is another bolder influence, the Cattelan Italia Arabesque is adorned with strong geometric patterning and the impressive Labyrinth has a cubic design in relief, both on a simple squared frame.
This year geometric floor coverings and cement tiles are on trend and everywhere! The simple lines and abstract patterning really make a statement floor and if you want the bold patterns without the permanence of tiles, rugs are a very popular choice. Both Calligaris and Cattelan Italia have introduced geometric patterned rugs to their collections this year. The Calligaris Gava and Apotema rugs use tessellated, triangular patterns and introduce blues into the colour scheme. Cattelan Italia keep to neutral browns, with the Halibut and Rubik, but use bold right angles along with tessellated repetition in their patterns.
Based in Tunbridge Wells, Lime Modern Living prides itself on a contemporary collection that includes the very best in design and innovation to transform the home into a fresh space infused with creativity.