Design Inspiration: Bold Architectural Shapes Anchor a Room

Modern Area Rugs 2009: Geometric Shapes and Patterns

The textile and rug industry continue to invigorate interior decorating with large cage-like or lattice-influenced motifs.  This style can date itself back to the heydays of Dorothy Draper’s style influence of the ‘30’s and 40’s, in which she would use strong geometric pattern on ceilings, floors, and furnishings in a bold, brash style.

Area Rug Trends 2009: Company C

Geometric patterns are everywhere with intricate fretwork and lattice patterns casting the backdrop for a room. Many take their inspiration from Moroccan tiles and Chinese trellis.  Company C features a green and white interlocking pattern that will work with minimalist textures or welcome bright florals.  The strength of a geometric pattern is that is it so versatile in both modern and traditional interiors.

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Area Rug Trends 2009: Phillip Gorrivan collection

Two colors are commonly used; one for ground and one for the outline of the geometric.  The impact is created through the lines intersecting.  While some make a more masculine statement with bolder tones, softer colors give a delicate and elegant balance.  Duralee Fabric’s Phillip Gorrivan Collection contains many combinations of wonderful geometrics, combining lush textures and rich color.  His Foliage patterns comes in many colors, most notable the green and brown cut velvet frise’.  Imagine this fresh look on a headboard to anchor a room.  Combine with soft solids and a bold pop of floral for a look to love for years. 


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Keep in mind that while this pattern is enjoying resurgence, it is hardly a new or trendy look.  Incorporating this bold statement into a room will still have a current feel  years from now.  The architectural lines appeal to many styles and work well when combining patterns.

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