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Date published: June 06 2016

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Edison Teixeira Abidi loves a punchy interior, something that kicks and makes you think

A good way to introduce some ‘base’ into your space is by adding angular/geometric and asymmetrical forms that work against more structured lines. 

With an ever-increasing trend to open up spaces, larger areas can often lack impact and dimension, particularly where large expanses of straight walls and ceilings dominate within the conventions of modern apartment living or the converted, traditional home. I love a punchy interior, something that kicks and makes you think.

The introduction of irregular forms, can also be used to dissect and zone spaces within smaller areas, making them appear larger. This happens as the eye is drawn to the fragmented areas of a space, rather than seeing one small area as a complete ‘whole’. The use of an eye-catching asymmetrical kitchen island or counter breaks the monotony and zones areas; adding dimension, interest and depth as seen above in the Gamadecor kitchen by Porcelonosa. 

The kitchen/living space designed by MCK divides the space with visual interest, allowing a balance of movement, without becoming awkward. The introduction of the rounded sofa in the background and the rounded backs of the bistro dining chairs, soften the overall effect and adds warmth to the interior by way of colour.

An angular entrance or pathway to a staircase can provide an eye-catching juxtaposition to the rest of the room to stunning effect. If sharp, angled staircases and asymmetrical ceilings are not quite your thing or purely just impossible to achieve, then you can always introduce these elements by use of decorative accessories and furnishings, without having to move home or demolish any walls.

Choose geometric dining chairs or a table top painted with an angular design to break the ‘square-ness’ of an open plan space and provide a point of difference. Try introducing some decorative wallpaper to make a statement feature wall such as ‘Angles’ by Erica Wakerly. On an even smaller scale, think Lights by James Dieter or some geometric inspired vases, to add that delicate angle on a shelf or mantelpiece.

Simple. Now, who said angles can’t be easy?

Author: Edison Teixeira Abidi

Company: Deirdre Dyson

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