We love designing for our clients, coming up with different color combinations and mixing patterns and texture to create something unique for every space in their homes. It is a way to express not only our creativity but the client’s personality as well. Every once in a while, we will work with a client who is definitely not afraid to think outside the box with décor. We then are able to unveil spaces full of color and shapes. Retro geometrics in all areas of interior design are the perfect answer.
I remember when I was growing up, my grandmother had a pair of streamlined club chairs in her living room similar in style to the one shown below. Her chairs were avocado green and chocolate brown. Yes, back when avocado green was the original hip color, not to mention gold and brown color combinations. I’m dating myself for sure! These club chairs had different geometric shapes woven in the fabric with low arms, a tight upholstered back and tapered legs. I thought they were the coolest chairs I had ever seen. No loose cushions to worry about when the kids throw them on the floor or use them in pillow fights. The fabric was a soft velvet and the chairs looked so trendy in her living room. Who knew I had the interior design bug back then? Anyway, I thought they were awesome. They were definitely the “popular” chairs to sit in while in the living room.
I grew up in a large family. My mother was the eldest of seven and there were always aunts, uncles and cousins around. Those chairs were always the first to be “taken” when we would get together. They were also in the perfect spot in front of the television. Once you had claimed your seat, you didn’t dare get up for fear of your chair being claimed by someone else in your absence. I wish I knew what happened to those chairs. I would have loved to have them reupholstered in a new and updated retro fabric with a nod to my family history.
Let’s take a look at a few ideas of retro geometrics that have been updated to fit today’s creative style! Retro fabrics are a great way to add vibrant color and pattern to a space. The fabrics can be used in upholstery, window treatments and even wallcoverings. Talk about stylish! Geometric fabrics are a great way to introduce a simple yet strong pattern into any interior scheme—whether you opt for vibrant colors or you opt for neutrals like is captured in the retro geometric fabric below.
When combining hip colors with interesting shapes, the room can become more visually interesting. Retro geometrics can be found in a wide variety of fabrics —whether it be linen, cotton or even velvet for the ultimate in luxury window treatments.
Also, retro fabrics look great on upholstery. We love repurposing furniture for clients, especially if the piece has been handed down through the family over the years. We entrust our wonderful upholsterer to take that treasured piece, repair any damage to the frame (if necessary) and then reupholster it with a great fabric that we’ve selected for our client. This brings new life to the furniture and our clients discover a new way to enjoy their family history displayed in their homes.
So the next time you want to add a little “zsa zsa zing” or trendy color to your living spaces, consider adding retro geometrics to your décor. It is a style that I think will always be relevant and will also invigorate your interiors. If you need some help along the way, give us a call. We would love to help you bring your vision to life. Until next time, let your creative juices flow!