A mix of geometric shapes and patterns add modern flair down to the smallest details in the design of this porch seating area. Strong lines and circular accents bring a regal accent to the legs of the coffee table while natural elements from the potted ferns to the rustic wood side table add life and natural elements to the design.
Even small powder room counters deserve a little panache. A powder room rarely requires space for toiletries or cosmetics, but that little piece of countertop is sometimes an overlooked spot for decorative accents. Clinton Rice, owner of Clinton Lane Rice Design in Atlanta, brought this collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain into his powder room, adding another layer of pattern against the existing geometric wallpaper.
An industrial style lamp brings task lighting above this handsome gray chair to create the perfect spot to catch up on homework, reading, or just relax at the end of the day. A simple round mirror brings light to this corner of the room and plays off the geometric angles and patterns found throughout the space.
In this dining area, the wood-and-metal, 10-foot table comfortably seats eight. Underneath the table, a hair-on-hide rug is a geometric zip of color and pattern. The space flows easily into the kitchen on one side and out to a covered patio and grill on the other, ideal for entertaining. Light fixture: Visual Comfort; Dining chairs: Sunpan; Dining table: Restoration Hardware; Rug: Castel Luxe
Create a fun and modern bathroom full of style! In keeping with the geometric theme the designer added the round mirror and sconces and the square shower head to compliment the floor. A simple white vanity highlights the floor and shower pattern tile. With just a few small changes the bathroom feels much larger in size and is a more efficient use of the space.
When designer Jennifer Jones updated a client's 1960s ranch, she worked to create a fresh look while staying true to the home’s original, casual vibe. In the living room, she says, “we layered soft neutral tones in the paint, window treatments, and upholstery, and created interest with textural fabrics, a geometric rug, and a mix of pillow patterns.” The new decorating works perfectly with the angled lines of the architecture and the bold, contemporary fireplace surround.
In the family room, the homeowners wanted a space that was a little more fun and family friendly, so designers livened the space up with bright colors and patterned wallpaper. The blue sectional and modern chair give the space plenty of seating, while orange and teal throw pillows brighten the room. Display shelves give the family a place to show off pottery and display magazines for easy access, while the geometric rug and bright art work finish off the space.
In the master bathroom, designers created an oasis with a unique bathtub as the centerpiece of the showcase. Above it, a contemporary chandelier adds light on cloudy days and at night, while geometric prints on the wall add color to the space. The large picture window lets in plenty of natural light that makes the area feel warm and bright. This light is mirrored in the neutral wall color and the gray and white tile floor that was laid in a herringbone pattern to create a bit more texture in the space.
This kitchen and dining space sits at one end of a very large great room with 20' ceilings at many points. A focal wall with black and white geometric tile grounds this kitchen and gives it warmth. It is a lot of pattern, but it is well balanced with the many white walls around it and it really works in this very modern farmhouse. The hints of brass create another visual pop to draw the eye toward the cozy island seating.
The bedroom is at once a serene oasis and a beautiful juxtaposition of shapes, textures and patterns. From the C-shaped night table to the wonderfully geometric table lamp, and the improbably shaped pedestal that holds the room’s only plant, Gladys continues to make artistically inspired furniture choices. The unique look of her rooms is an important goal and she collects pieces with that in mind. “Between my large abstract artworks and all my vintage finds, it isn’t something anyone can just run to the store and buy off the shelf to recreate the exact look,” she explains.
The living room epitomizes the style of this home. Strong architectural details are complemented, not covered, by tastefully understated gallery walls. And once again the white walls and wood floors are the perfect backdrop for the home’s boldest color statement—an inviting velvet sofa in a soft, pink blush. Though small accessories, sculptures and pieces of art accent the room throughout, the biggest pattern statement in the room is made by the wood floor, the repeating diamond geometric blends seamlessly into the room while creating visual interest from the floor up.
The Blehm's master bedroom strikes the perfect balance of masculine and feminine energies. The palette compliments the rest of the house but is decidedly more subtle and conducive to rest. Angela takes risks in her design, but always makes room for the classics. For example, the blue velvet bed is flanked by red geometric night tables but finished with classic crisp white bedding. The homeowner admitted that she has trouble committing to patterned area rugs, therefore she typically uses white.... except for in the master. This one is a rich blue, modern take on an animal print. The master bedroom walls are Benjamin Moore, Cumulous Cloud, as is the master bathroom. That shared color creates consistency throughout their master suite.
From mud cloth to indigo and colorful wax prints, textiles featuring traditional African patterns, or inspired by them are finding a place in trendy, modern spaces all over the globe. Designers, artisans and creatives alike are finding that textiles obtained by way of the African continent, from countries such as Mali, Uganda, and Nigeria, offer strong graphic and geometric design along with vibrant, striking color stories. In spaces with a contemporary look, these designs are stylish and impactful while adding a global touch to the decor. Actor and designer, Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire, The Deuce) has taken notice of the power of African prints and created his own home furnishings line that incorporates them. ENITAN Vintage (http://www.enitanvintage.com/) offers storied pieces, where vintage and antique European seating is reimagined through Akinnagbe’s extensive collection of African textiles. “I wanted to preserve many of these pieces where I could, using influences from the Continent that also transcend space and time,” remarks Akinnagbe about pieces like this Victorian settee that’s upholstered in a fuchsia African Dutch Wax Print fabric.