6 creations with graphic motifs

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Summer has left us, but that doesn't mean the beautiful colours that we witnessed through the season have to go too. Why not put some colour and energy back into your interiors, and turn your nose up at those grey days? Arrangements in different colours, textures and graphic prints can create stunning results. Dynamic lines, undulating surfaces and bold geometries can be mixed in with black and white to create a world of contrasts and joyous expressions… Goodbye minimalism and hello maximalism! Be inspired by optical art and geometric abstraction, instead of clean lines and stark interiors!

To convince you, we have gathered in this article six special creations. Created by our wonderful homify experts, you will find varying designs of different sizes and different scales, allowing you to imagine both a small and huge scale of graphic intervention into your home.

Koinobori colourful

The Koinobori is a traditional Japanese element that is normally provided at festivities on the 5th of May each year as a symbol of happiness, prosperity and health. In the colourful and youthful designs of Madame Mo, those pretty little fish papers leave the country of the rising sun to be now available to decorate the bedrooms and living rooms of all design aficionados. Why not give an exotic and fun touch to your home life, or even, add Asian accents to a birthday party or celebration!

Maximum effect

A fractured and complex pattern is superimposed on a classic monochrome façade, which appears only in its textures and reliefs. This concept was realised in the office of Belgian architects Tank A, and was conducted as part of a huge festival of urban colour in the city of Charleroi. For six weeks, six designers worked with ambassadors of the city to transform landmark buildings by means of colours and eccentric patterns. The result is both amazing and alluring: it shows that a few coats of paint can completely transform regular urban architecture. 

Ascending motifs

Who said that the renovation of a staircase had to be complicated and expensive? Sometimes easy and affordable solutions can have an equally striking impact. This is the case in this simple, but well-executed idea that we see pictured. These varying patterns give this white staircase a completely new dimension. The consistency of black, grey and white tones, despite their prints, gives a harmonising effect. For the more adventurous folk out there, you could attempt this as a DIY project yourself, consulting of course, inspiration from the seasoned professionals. 

A slick new genre

 Household by FLEUR DE SOLEIL
FLEUR DE SOLEIL

Feuille Orange

FLEUR DE SOLEIL

Sometimes career changes are the best thing that can happen to a person. The designer behind this unique and beautiful tablecloth was once in the marketing industry. The philosophy of this young company is very refreshing: make products with colourful designs made from woven textiles and printed in France, respect the environment and give back to society through the creation of local work. Here, you can enjoy natural and friendly shapes, reinterpreted in a graphic and colourful language, that reminds us of the flagship projects of Scandinavian designers. A must-have household item to impress your guests!

Contemporary paper

Speaking of contrasts between a classic shapes and a more contemporary look, why not apply this idea to all of your home? The higher the contrast, the stronger the effect, and overall, a stunning result! Ninon offers wallpapers of radical designs and colourful, yet tasteful patterns. One can appreciate the impact of the hexagonal pattern pictured, and see how these quirky hexagonal shapes have moulded perfectly in with the ornate and classic detailing of the home.

Abstract collage

These  cocktail chairs are older than half a century, but their new lease on life has been given by Kornelia Fetiveau, who has brought them into the 21st century with these contemporary and bold fabrics. In fact, this is what we like most about these pieces—the stark contrast between classical and soft shapes, and the new abstract energy that has been created by the force of these two elements combining. Why not start a project in this way in your own home? Do you have grandma's old furniture in your basement? No problems!

What do you think of these graphic motifs? Would you add them to your home? 
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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