Happy Monday, Everyone! Just a quick note to share some geo design ideas on this first day of the work week. I spend a lot of time talking with ’80s design fans about how to get a retro look at home. On a budget! One of the easiest ways to channel 1980s style (with modern flair) is to decorate with geo objects. Incorporate geometric shapes and forms, and jazz it all up with reflective surfaces and tropical leaves. Here are some fun vignettes that celebrate the geo look…
Marble trivets are a great retro-modern design accent. Both the round mirror and round trivet above were purchased for a couple of dollars apiece at estate sales. While many estate sale items are priced on the high side, geometric objects are often affordable. Why? Estate sale companies just might be preoccupied with pricing designer items from specific eras, rather than functional pieces or clean-lined geo forms that are hard to pin down.
The marble ball above and the small pyramid shown at the top of the post (and in the photo below) were purchased from CB2. They’re actually geo drink rocks, but I use them to dress up my bookshelf rather than to cool my drink!
I love triangular forms! The mirror above is a CB2 purchase (sadly no longer available), and as mentioned, the pyramid is also from CB2. I enjoy learning my mirrors against the backs of shelves, but as shown in today’s photos, it can also be fun to display them on flat surfaces. The geo tile is a DIY project, which you can learn more about here. It’s as simple as visiting your local floor tile store and using marble contact paper to give the tile of your choice a two-toned look that visually divides the square into two triangles! Easy and angular!
Hip to Be Square
And of course, square forms are easy to decorate with, especially if you enjoy displaying marble tiles of various sizes. It’s so easy to layer and stack them, as shown in this post. The square mirror above was purchased in a set at IKEA. You can’t get more affordable! And finally, the cube (covered in marble contact paper) is super easy to create. All you need is a wooden geo form from a craft store like Michael’s to get started. You can learn more in this post.
Check out some other fun ways to decorate with simple objects here. Wishing you an amazing week! I’ll be back Wednesday with some retro-fabulous interiors and motifs for inspiration… XOXO, Kate