Better understanding these geometric references so popular today in interior design.
Right now, all the geometric influenced shapes have made a big cultural splash in the Interior Design world, it’s a melding of subcultures, that is reflected in today’s modern times. As some of these patterns are as old as time, right now the symmetry, yet artful nature of these repetitive icons seems to be ever so popular. So how to keep them from getting old? Utilize them either classically or in a new or different design application.
As reflected on my blog masthead, its big! Flat-weave rugs, wallcovering, and fabric this pattern is everywhere. Originally designed by William Morris in the 1800s, this classic pattern is always en vogue.
An Islamic icon, more fluid and organic than the trellis, it’s a form of artistic decoration consisting of surface decorations based on rhythmic linear patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage, tendrils.
Traditional Christian symbolism, this Romanesque and Gothic shape meaning “four-leaves” is often seen in tilework, accessories, and rug patterns.
Everywhere and way overused at the moment (in my opinion). A traditional zigzag pattern in black and white, makes a bold statement, on walls, floors, and backsplashes. Ways to keep it fresh are using it in new color ways or morphing it into new patterns.
Often confused with Chevron, this is the more traditional V-shaped weaving pattern often used in menswear and brickwork, An arrangement of rectangles in a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio. Common in tile, wood flooring, and textural solid fabrics like wool.
An Indonesian weaving technique where the threads are tie-dyed before printing. Used in fashion and furnishing decoration. Where this is an iconic pattern, it is actually a weaving technique often confused with chevon, or herringbone. Mostly it is represented in color in high fashion. Never out of style, this is a classic.