Were you one of those who hated math and easily got frustrated without a calculator in reach? Me too. However, I loved geometry because it made sense, things followed a logical path. I’m thinking this may be why we are drawn to geometric patterns in our homes, whether as bathroom tile, carpet or as a drapery fabric, we love our geometrics.
Forget the trends, geometrics are a classic design element which are always in fashion. Geometrics are an easy and relevant way to introduce pattern, which is neither masculine or feminine, into home decor. These photos are from the book David Hicks: Designer by Ashley Hicks. David Hicks is the godfather of the geometric pattern when it comes to interiors. He began creating his timeless geometric pattern in the 1950′s motivated by the desire for something non-floral.
Fortunately his son, Ashley has carried on his father’s geometrics in these fabulous fabrics available from Lee Jofa.
Geometric patterns allow us to immediately interpret a space, we understand, there is an element of predictability, and the room becomes safe. As a design element repetition makes us comfortable and can bring about a sense of calm.
There is something magical about how a geometric pattern can call a room to attention. The crisp lines act as regulatory borders not allowing the color to spill over into disarray. There are no surprises with a geometric pattern. What some might fear as busy can deliver a calming influence on a room because the viewer knows what to expect. They make sense. Visually the space adds up, without any need for a calculator.
How do you feel about geometric patterns, love them or hate them?