(BPT) – Designers are often drawn to a simple, modern look – however, layering unique patterns and textures in the home is a quickly growing trend. Keep your space harmonized, yet distinct, with the tips outlined below.
Fancy frames. An empty wall holds endless potential. If the room is small, expand your space with a mirror collage featuring a variety of shapes and varnishes. Is your heart set on a colorful patterned wallpaper? Showcase your favorite print in a large frame for a beautiful living room backdrop to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Art fans should collect a variety of frames in different finishes and styles to create a “living room gallery” featuring a beautiful art display.
Transitional design. For a distinct kitchen environment, combine the artisan feel of the early 20 Century with sophisticated technology. The Artesso collection by Brizo features an industrial yet refined design that works in both contemporary and traditional kitchens. The single-handle pull-down faucet offers SmartTouch Technology, which allows users to activate the flow of water with a simple touch anywhere on the spout, hub or handle.
“From urban-loft to chic farmhouse, it’s important to choose a faucet that matches your individual style and offers an enhanced user experience,” says Seth Fritz, Brizo product designer. “The kitchen is the perfect setting to feature products that tout high-design and innovative technology.”
Pillow patterns. Choosing pillows isn’t always easy. While it’s fun to mix and match, certain textures complement each other better than others. For example, linens and wool tend to look better with woven fabrics while shiny and matte fabrics are best kept separate. Mixing contrasting textures such as silk and corduroy calls for a strong sense of design confidence – but it can be done.
Rugs on rugs. Layering is a design tactic that fashion and interior designers use to make a statement. Start with a flat, neutral rug as your foundation and add a smaller, accent rug on top. Investing in a large rug with a subdued color is smart, but have fun with the accent rug. Whether cowhide or a geometric print – choose a similar color scheme and play with the positioning by placing the top rug at a purposeful angle.
Old, renewed. When thinking about your space, it’s important to remember that design inspiration can be found anywhere. Look for antique candle holders or paperweights. Check out antique shops or thrift stores for hidden treasures. When traveling, visit flea markets and local art fairs. Transform an old object like a rustic slab of wood into a glossy countertop for your kitchen island. No matter where you travel, keep an eye out for timeworn treasures for your home.
Layering textures and patterns, combining modern with rustic – blending home design can result in a truly transformative space that captures your individual style. For additional information on the Artesso collection, or to learn about the Brizo brand, visit www.brizo.com.