TREND: Bold Patterns
A couple weeks ago, someone said to me, “Your style has changed.” And while they didn’t say it in a mean way, I did take slight offense at the statement. Upon reflection, however, I realized they were right. My style has changed. Well, not changed, but evolved. I grew up in a small town and never really had access to all that was happening in the design world. Lately however, thanks to the Internet and opportunities to travel more, I’m seeing new things and finding an appreciation for different styles, colors, and patterns. Needless to say, this has been such an exciting and eye-opening process.
Recently, one of my favorite elements to play around with is bold patterns, specifically geometric designs. And while, in my opinion, these designs favor a more modern style, they are fabulous patterns that can certainly suit any decor.
One of my most recent purchases was this bold, graphic, and colorful rug. It received rave reviews when I shared it on social media and on my blog. The colors and patterns really create a bright, fun, and beautiful space. As much as I loved the rug before I showed it to the world, I was even more excited when everyone else appreciated its awesomeness, too.
Using bold geometric pattern, especially when you are more comfortable with solids or more subtle designs can be a bit nerve racking. And while these patterns still may not be for everyone, it doesn’t hurt to give them a try in your own space.
I’ve gathered a few of my favorite faceted and geometric patterned pieces to get you started. Even something as simple as a vase or a small accessory can add an interesting, unexpected element to your space.
Which of these pieces are you loving the most?
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm
Hi everyone! Maria Charbonneaux of Real-Life Kitchens & Baths, here. When we produce a product story the whole team is involved. The process includes identifying trends, scouring the marketplace for just the right items, and compiling our finds until we have just the right mix of styles, product categories, and price points.
Lately, we’ve been obsessed with the idea of Simple Geometry. Pick up the Winter 2012 issue on newsstands (or get the digital version on Zinio) now to see our complete roundup. We love that the geometric trend can be incorporated into so many kitchen and bath styles–from ultra-contemporary to traditional to eclectic. Want to bring the look home? Here are five geometric-print towel picks–all available online now.
1. Chief Joseph Towels, Pendleton, $12–$38
2. Techno Stripe 3-Piece Towel Set, Target, $31.99
3. Gardner Street Towels, kate spade new york, $8–$20
4. Vice Versa Dot Towels, JCP, $7–$13
5. Rimmed Geometry Towels, Anthropologie, $8–$36
—Maria Charbonneaux, Real-Life Kitchens & Baths