Hexagon-crazy: Why Hexagons are the Next Big Thing in Interior Décor
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It’s something that began nudging at me from the back of my mind; a just-out-of-sight kind of feeling. I didn’t realize it then, but I was coming down with what I now know of as a 24-hour design inspiration bug. You see, I’d been hit with a fever for a six-sided shape: the hexagon! Turns out, it’s catching on all over the place.
The subconscious attraction broke the surface of my waking brain when I saw this image of a restrained, tailored bedroom. That terrific wallpaper pattern, by designer David Hicks, turns what could otherwise be a boring space into something special.
Next, I noticed hexagons appearing where—at first glance—I thought I was seeing something else. Like this spa-like bathroom, I assumed this was round penny tile, but on closer inspection I saw it for what it is: hexagon. A subtle change that makes a world of difference.
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Before long, the shape began to feel like an old friend and I was no longer surprised—but no less delighted—to find it appearing in versatile pieces like these stone and wood stools. Marketed as durable modern outdoor seating, they could also double as chunky and interesting side tables.
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But just as I began to feel comfortable with my newfound obsession, it suddenly seemed that every surface was turning hexagonal. This rug is interesting—and certainly not the norm—while the hexagons covering the sofa seem slightly menacing (but I don’t know why…) Wait! There must be something going on that is causing me to feel out of sorts--
Perhaps this is the source of my delirious delight over hexagons? An empty hotel (or is it empty?), a never-ending hallway, and a vision of the six-sided symbol that now seems to be all over interiors.
What geometric forms do you obsess over?