Pia’s Picks: a pleasant patterns for furniture and accessories
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Pia’s Picks: a pleasant patterns for furniture and accessories

Stripes, both wide and narrow, are timeless and really work in any room. That’s why I love them. Lately, I’ve fallen for a very specific type of stripe: the grid.

I started ghosting grids after my final maths exam. They just reminded me of grid paper and my futile efforts too much. Recently, however, I’ve been toying with the idea of letting the squares back into my life. Not on paper, but on home accessories and furniture. That probably makes me the worst kind of ghoster – the type who gets in touch again out of the blue after cutting off all contact years ago. But this isn’t about a person, but a pattern. One I really love in a new context.

In geometry, grids are used to display curves and points by means of coordinates. In product design, they convey a sense of order and symmetry. I find this just as appealing as the fact that design pieces with this pattern fall through the cracks despite their rigid lines. After all, the grid isn’t part of any current interior trend but is still featured in many designs. For example, the grid might be monochrome or two-tone.

Grid patterns aren’t new, but when they appear on a flower pot, they are.
Grid patterns aren’t new, but when they appear on a flower pot, they are.
Source: Bloomingville
The two-tone grid emphasises the silhouette of these round ceramic objects.
The two-tone grid emphasises the silhouette of these round ceramic objects.
Source: Serax
Not a hint of maths: a chequered pattern on fabric instead of paper shakes things up.
Not a hint of maths: a chequered pattern on fabric instead of paper shakes things up.
Source: Ferm Living
Bloomingville Nami (0 cm)
Planters
–38%
only 5 of 8 remaining on sale
4,36 EUR was 7,– EUR

Bloomingville Nami

0 cm

Bloomingville Eglantine Bowl, Nature, Stoneware (17 cm, 0.95 l, 1 x)
Bowls

Bloomingville Eglantine Bowl, Nature, Stoneware

17 cm, 0.95 l, 1 x

Butlers TILES (14 x 14 x 29 cm)
Vases

Butlers TILES

14 x 14 x 29 cm

Serax Plate ZUMA dark grey
Plates

Serax Plate ZUMA dark grey

The monochrome look

Black and white checks are a classic, but perhaps a little too contrasting and intrusive for some. By contrast, a monochrome grid that’s been worked into the material of decorative objects and furniture can be a lot softer. It also gives the design structure and a touch of class.

Chequered chic: the subtle lines emphasise the otherwise rather simple vase shape.
Chequered chic: the subtle lines emphasise the otherwise rather simple vase shape.
Source: Zuiver
Checks make the leather surface more exciting.
Checks make the leather surface more exciting.
Source: BePureHome
Zuiver FAJEN (1 x)
Vases
55,88 EUR

Zuiver FAJEN

1 x

Bloomingville Any Rug, Nature, Cotton (210 x 150 cm)
Carpets
259,– EUR

Bloomingville Any Rug, Nature, Cotton

210 x 150 cm

BePureHome HOCKER
Stool
329,– EUR

BePureHome HOCKER

In my «Pia’s Picks» series, I regularly showcase my favourite finds – things I might not need, but definitely want.

Header image: Bloomingville

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Like a cheerleader, I love celebrating good design and bringing you closer to everything furniture- and interior design- related. I regularly curate simple yet sophisticated interior ideas, report on trends and interview creative minds about their work.


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