Sometimes when people think of geometric patterns, they get a little nervous – their first thought is of crazy colors and a barrage of bold shapes, and they immediately shut down for fear of the busyness. But that is NOT what it has to mean! Follow Nate’s guide to how to decorate with geometric patterns and you’ll be off to a successful (and yes, sleek and sophisticated) room in no time. For example…
Chevron + Squares
In an Atlanta home by Nate Berkus Associates, the firm used a black-and-white chevron runner for a hallway, then amped up the geometric feel with black frames and white mats, creating a low-key square pattern that looks perfectly polished above the rug.
Photography by Fred Gerlich
Triangles + Rectangles
The bold black-and-white triangle tile in Nate’s Manhattan penthouse is anchored by a simple and elegant white tile frame at bottom (making for a nice, neat rectangle). A brilliant move for grounding a bold bathroom tile.
Triangles + Triangles!
By now you’ve noticed that a black-and-white color palette is key to making bold patterns graphic and not too busy. But we especially love how this version, in Kargo’s Manhattan office, pairs the individual triangles of the tile with each other to create larger triangles. A genius move to add depth and a new level of cool to any room.
Photos by Julie Holder Photography