octagons and hexagons

I got a Chiasso catalog in the mail the other day.  Typically I toss those right away.  Who needs catalogs when we have the internet?  But I took a peek and spied cute yellow hexagon rug.  Such a simple, happy piece that reads modern, playful and neutral.

I’m pretty much a sucker for anything in a geometric pattern.  They are clean, symmetrical and just pleasing to my eyes.  Octagons and hexagons are complex enough that they create visual interest, yet simple enough that you can easily pair them with busier or larger patterns.
I went searching through my files and came up with quite a few fun octo-hex pieces….
I’m using this fabric to upholster a banquette in a kitchen.
Or this gold-leaf mirror from World’s Away
Crazy about this hexagon coffee table from Room Service LA.  Yes that’s a mirrored top and base, with white in between.
Also adore this credenza by them.  Just love that store!  I have no real desire to visit LA, other than to shop this store.
I can’t think of these shapes without thinking of a little Morrocan influence, so how about a few offerings with an ethnic flair?
The pattern looks fantastic on a floor.  Tiled or painted, but I sure enjoy the painted wood, like below
And for our last offering, a delicious pillow from Be Still.  I’ve been eyeing this pattern up from a long time.  Is it time to take the plunge and have a little hexagon in my life??
  1. Must have that yellow rug and the mirror. All amazing finds I have not yet discovered – (i love design blogs!)

  2. Oh how I love that rug. And that pillow. And that fabric. Yep, loving geometric patterns over here too.

  3. nkp

    Insane credenza. What a killer piece. Love the moroccan tables…always a favorite. Call me hexed!

  4. Yup, I’m a sucker too…so obviously I loved this post!

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