Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A bold lesson in geometry........

My architect gave me this beautiful colored rendering of our house which I am having framed as a memento, thought I would share it with you. He is really so talented.....it took awhile but we do love the finished product.

In today's decorating, you see it all...mixes of colors, patterns, styles and often times trends. It is almost as if the rule book has been thrown out. While I am more of a purist and tend to be a bit conventional when it comes to home decorating, I have seen many a quirky room that has caught my eye and that at times, I have concurred looks quite pretty. But, I am not sure if I would be ready to have a space like that in my own home. I prefer things quietly elegant, don't go bold very often and prefer more understated fabrics and papers.

That said, bold geometric shapes are making a big splash..you seem them on walls, in furniture frames, in mirrors, carpeting, vanities...there is not limit where you will find them. So today I salute this trend...it tends to be seen in more transitional/funky/modern homes and often you will see it in beach/coastal homes as well. It doesn't always have to be done in a modern or transitional way..you will see here some traditional rooms with geometric touches. As always, I love to know what you think, do you like the trend, could you live with the trend and last do you think its here to stay?
Mary McDonald went bold with this geometric covered furniture and lots of black drama
Subtle use of geometric makes this pretty space interesting, check out the floors, the stair runner and the paneling on the walls, by Ashley Whitlaker....love this space!
An interesting mirrored vanity with a pretty geometric design graces this interesting seaside powder room...check out the shell sink..wow! House and Beautiful
This small intimate living space gets its texture and pops of color through the upholstered chair and geometric pillows....
This pretty bench in an antique finish gets a rejuvenation from the orange and pink in the pillows and garden stool
A gorgeous collection of geometrics in earthy tones come together in this eclectic living room by Gabriella Sorlo
Pretty silver leaf geometric cabinets/bookshelves by Annie Selke
Mary McDonald created this beautiful blue and white bedroom with a bold geometric rug and carries it over to the pillows....love the bed and the velvet ottomans
A lime green heavily patterned powder room gets a geometric mirror and a surprisingly traditional wood vanity...interesting mix House and Beautiful
Dramatic play of black and white geometric bedroom by Alice Lane
Love this guest room....brown and green geometric never looked so fresh! By Willey Designs
Stunning covered porch in a beautiful white and taupe geometric print keeps things crisp and elegant by Brooks and Falotico
This attractive black kitchen gets a bold geometric black and white floor to add some zest into the room by Stephen Schubel...I think it looks great
A handsome geometric carpeting is used as a stair runner to continue the dramatic black and white theme by Eric Cohler
This pretty daybed got treated with a pop of orange and pink to pick up on the geometric window treatment by E.Boyd

These pretty geometric chairs and pretty pillows offers a fresh take on a traditional room by Eilleen K. Boyd

Love this grouping for a beautiful sun room, the colors are so crisp and fresh

A rich velvet sofa gets a snazzy touch with bold geometric pillows to play against the bold stripe on 

Diamond Baratta designed this beautiful ocean front covered porch with just the right amount of color and geometric accents as to not take away from the fabulous view!
Geometric to the max....eye catching dramatic bedroom by David Jiminez..this is a fun room!
A colorful funky breakfast room in shades of aquas and greens gets a fun lively geometric window treatment and rug by Diamond Baratta Designs
An interesting mix of colors and pattern is in all its geometric glory here!
Beautiful aqua, lime and white living room in this beach house with geometric accents livens things up...the look is inviting and fresh by Brooks and Falotico
The Decesare group chose to put a bunch of geometric pillows in muted colors to give a little punch to the monochromatic room
Attractive navy and white geometric covered chair and matching pillows adds a pop to this recreation room while keeping it traditional.....
Mary McDonald used lots of geometric textures and designs for this dramatic and bold yellow, black and white living room
Meg Braff used crisp blue and white geometric shapes, fabrics and rugs to complete this beautiful traditional but crisp fresh room

Jan Showers successfully paired this geometric rug with interesting pillows to continue the geometric theme
Lisa Palmer chooses a few different geometric shapes to finish this sitting area
Meg Braff plays off the geometric frames of the bamboo furniture to create a modern and fresh feeling space.....
Samantha Pynn choose a geometric headboard and upholstered chairs in a geometric aqua print to keep the feeling going in this bedroom

Tobi Farley chose beautiful geometric prints in pale aqua to accent the coral room...love the screen!
Barry Dixon uses a variety of textures and elements in this room all with a geometric touch
Elizabeth Dinkel used a bold lime green and white geometric paper in this white bathroom and placed a geometric white lacquer mirror over it for extra punch
Barry Dixon uses a mix of shapes and textures to finish this beautiful sitting area 
Love the way the coral geometric bench works with the rest of this pretty room by Tobi Fairley
Geometric shapes come together beautifully in this lively living room by Tobi Fairley
Pretty aqua geometric pillows and covered ottoman grace this pretty and fresh living room

Lively geometric shapes abound in this foyer landing..who would have thought to put all these nautical colors together?
Tobi Fairley chose geometric covered headboards and matching lines in this attractive coral and gold guest room
Interesting earth toned geometric fabrics make for an eclectic living room
Suzanne Kasler successfully uses a few different geometric patterns all tone on tone in this elegant master bedroom
Attractive and bold dining room gets a neutral geometric wallpaper, Homes and Gardens UK
Subtle geometric pattern is used on these dining chairs with a Swedish influence, its plays nicely off the geometric faced cabinet, Country House and interiors
Bold green and gray chairs get a lively geometric print...House and Home
Stunning outdoor setting proves it can be elegantly simple with a pop of geometric pillows giving it an extra punch!

Designers show house
Single daybed gets the bold treatment of stripes and pattern by Ian Mankin
Interesting mix of geometric shapes here, the soothing palette makes it work

Bright play of blues and hot pink give this funky geometric inspired room a lot of personality~

Bright blue and navy against white creates a dramatic room
Have you ever seen a home wine cellar like this? Geometric shapes were in the inspiration behind this all acrylic wine cellar lit from within.....its unusual alright!
I know some might feel this could make them dizzy but I happen to like it....its very handsome and not trendy looking.
Another interesting pattern in gold, black and off white..a nice accompaniment to the marble

A geometric tone on tone papered bedroom gets a funky splash of color from the maroon covered bench and turquoise garden seats

I happen to think this geometric paper is quite pretty in the dark brown, I like the vanity selected to go with it....Architectural Digest

So what do you think? Boy, this IS a lively collection of rooms! Would you go bold and add a little geometric dash to any of the rooms in your house? I personally like it in accessories as opposed to a rug, or a piece of furniture or carpeting..think I could get tired of it but there is no doubt that many of the rooms above are fabulous looking! Hope you have an enchanted day!