The Art of Layering Texture
How Layering Creates Magazine-Worthy Interiors
Design is and should be a tangible experience.
Using different finishes to create interest or make a statement is a design rule I often use. As well as the concept of layering. The combination of hard and soft finishes, creates a successful layered design. Hard surfaces like wood, tile, stone mixed with soft goods fabric, window treatments, textured wallpaper, and floor coverings combine to create a visually beautiful, and tactile experience in any space. One that is full of depth and meaning, if done correctly. Hard finishes include flooring, walls, ceilings, cabinetry, and countertops. These are the more permanent components of a space. With each piece, each layer, we are developing a story.
The stories are varied and depend on our client, but here are few common tales:
Beautiful Natural Stone
Below are stone flooring options similar to what I used in the bathroom above. Click on the image for more info and pricing
Freestanding Tubs are available in a variety of price points. Click on the images below for more info.
Soft Goods Fabrics from the Online Fabric Store
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Each throw pillow will typically have its own unique pattern and texture, while also containing some common thread that unites it with the other elements in the space. This prevents a layered soft good from becoming "hodgepodge" and keeps it within the realm of "well-designed."
Other soft good layering techniques include using woven blinds with linen drapery panels or adding a (faux or real) hide rug on top of a jute rug.
Bringing these elements together is just a part of the overall design process and something to keep in mind when making any selections.