We’re calling it: Geometric patterns are about to be all over the interior design scene. Vibrant colours, cool shapes and above all contemporary vibes are about to reign supreme, so you may want to keep up with all the ideas and tips on how to introduce this design trend into your home!
These creative designers pair triangular rugs, trompe l’oeil tiles and diamond-shaped backsplashes with complementary furnishings for a look that is stylishly playful.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard
“Geometric patterns offer a graphic quality to a room and always appear fresh,” says Martyn Lawrence Bullard. For proof, look no further than this dining room in Santa Barbara’s Hotel Californian. “I wanted to give the space a more contemporary feel while honouring the architectural style, and the geometric tiles did the trick,” explains the designer.
This Houston dining room is chock-full of strong design elements, not least scene-stealing sisal carpet by Patterson Flynn Martin. “This room was meant to be a bold, exuberant mix of colour, texture, volume and pattern,” says David Kaihoi, cofounder with Miles Redd of Redd Kaihoi, “a space that reflects the clients’ energetic personality.”
For Pepe Leal, interior design is a way to solve a space and the way to solve it is what distinguishes different decorators. Playing with geometric patterns in this bathroom design at Lusitano Corner at Casa Décor Madrid, the designer managed to bring a new flair to the room.
“This rooftop terrace above our Sydney headquarters is a relaxation space for me and my staff,” says Greg Natale. “When it came time to consider how this area would expand on the tones and palette of the offices and studios below, I turned to my CUBO cement-tile collection.” He ended up going with Terrazza, an illusionistic geometric pattern that nicely complements the clean lines of the outdoor urban escape.
“Our goal was to lengthen the narrow space with linear elements,” says Erin Stockmeyer, associate designer and project manager at Deborah Walker, explaining the designers’ approach to this Dallas powder room. “The geometric pattern tile not only elongates the room vertically but also brings a certain order and energy to it.”
Unlike many designers, Tom Stringer doesn’t shy from using bright white. In this entryway in a house on Florida’s Gold Coast, he tempered the intensity of the white walls and floors with a Moroccan-style screen that spans the spaces two-story height. “The screen helps create texture to soften the monumental wall,” Stringer says.
“I think geometric patterns are great for making a statement and can take up a lot of surface area in a room via the walls or a big area rug,” says designer Charlotte Lucas, whose own Charlotte, North Carolina, the kitchen is a case in point. Lucas clad the walls in a patterned paper that preserves the space’s mid-century feel. But she introduced a twist, by painting the kitchen island in a bubbly slate blue.
When it comes to bold geometric patterns, Cortney Bishop advises, “start with the largest scale on the rug and work up with smaller patterns from there.” The designer practised what she preaches in this Atlanta family home, which she designed as an exemplar of “the New South,” with traditional furnishings and pops of glamour. Rarely is the floor the star of a room, but here, a Vivienne Westwood carpet for The Rug Company garners serious attention.
“The inspiration for the FLOR patterned carpet came from the sharp angles of the dormer ceiling,” says Kati Curtis, explaining her design for this children’s playroom in Fair Haven, New Jersey. “The room needed some fun energy but also had to grow with the kids.” The geometric patterns of the flooring are both sophisticated and fanciful, perfect for a room that will age with its inhabitants.
Holly Hollenbeck, the founder of HSH Interiors, wanted the home of transplanted East Coast clients to have an East-meets-West feel. The living room, though, is full-on Golden State. “In this room, we love how the Moroccan flat-weave geometric rug plays off of the live-edge coffee table. The rug’s pattern is echoed in the throw pillows of the custom-built sofa.”
Source: 1st Dibs
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