A little animal print here, a little paisley there? Some plaid on the walls, stripes on the couch? Almost everything is fair game when embracing an eclectic design aesthetic, which we’re seeing designers do more and more. At first glance, the look might seem chaotic, but when done well, patterns and themes begin to emerge as you spend more time in the space. These rooms invite you to abandon logic for a moment and just relax.
The eclectic aesthetic is defined by mixing and matching, and gives you the freedom to create any palette of patterns. Of course, with the panoply of patterns inherent in this style, there is the risk of design overload. To avoid too much excess, designers seek to maintain a common thread throughout the space.
This could be in the form of a common color, weaving its way through walls, furniture, and lighting fixtures. An alternative is to choose a statement piece, make it the focal point of the room, work the rest of your designs or textiles around the major piece. Another option is to choose one dominant pattern and display several different versions of it throughout the room.
Famous for its appearance on Sherlock Holmes’s signature hat, houndstooth is the world’s most recognizable tessellation pattern. While you might think of it as primarily a pattern used in textiles, the #243 Houndstooth Perforated Grille proves that this fun pattern has a place in HVAC. And it’s not just a statement piece: the classic abstract 4-point geometric shape that is repeated throughout the design offers optimal airflow and ventilation, too.
At ARCHITECTURAL GRILLE, we keep our eye on design so that we can provide our clients with metalwork that meets their needs, from grilles to custom pieces. Take a look at our vast array of grille designs to find one that perfectly complements your current project. If the perfect pattern doesn’t exist, we can create it. Questions about custom grille designs? Contact us or, if you know what you’re looking for, request a quote.P