Sunday, September 2, 2012

You say ZIG, and I'll say ZAG...


What is a) bold and graphic; b) popping up everywhere in both design and fashion; and c) able to define and delineate a space in its striking simplicity alone (not to mention being able to signal a sharp curve in the road ahead)? Why, a CHEVRON is, of course! The chevron, or its more familiar term, the zig zag, has the design world sitting up and taking notice. Contemporary, gender-neutral, and just plain fun, the chevron pattern is being used on everything from fabric and wall coverings, to artwork and accessories.

Here are some zig zag products that have recently caught my eye: 

L-R -area rug; throw; framed canvas;
pillow; fabric; wallpaper 

Shabby chic meets contemporary in this bright and sunny family room. 

I love the mix of natural, organic elements with the graphic, patterned area rug. 

Repetition of pattern and colour creates a calm, serene feeling in this precious nursery. 

A neutral, traditional space packs some punch by introducing a bold chevron pattern on the sofa. 

DIY art, in the form of this chevron-printed canvas, adds height and interest to this living space. 

Love this look? Simply cut squares of cardboard to fit openings, wallpaper them, and prop in each space. Easy to do, and easy to change out down the road when you tire of the print. 

Can't commit to an entire wall? Check out this chic table lamp by Jonathan Adler. 

In closing, I'd like to give a special shout-out to my good friend, Lynn - this post is for you, you chevron loving gal! :) 


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