Home decor taking on new facets
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Fans of crisp, modern architecture and clean-lined shapes will love one of this fall’s strongest style trends: faceted décor.

For those who feel that the whole bold, geometric-pattern thing is nearing overexposure, faceted furniture and prints make sense, according to New York designer Elaine Griffin.

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“Purer and streamlined, the faceted silhouette is the stylistic descendent of geometrics — think geometrics deconstructed,” she says.

The style, says Griffin, can be modern (the faceted Hearst Tower in New York City oozes architectural chic), primitive (think Grand Canyon) and vintage (Art Deco and the Cubists).

“Faceted shapes are intrinsically more visually appealing because, whether they’re mirrored or not, they reflect more light,…………… continues on Chicago Daily Herald

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News from ABC News:

Fans of crisp, modern architecture and clean-lined shapes will love one of this fall’s strongest style trends: faceted décor.

For those who feel that the whole bold, geometric-pattern thing is nearing overexposure, faceted furniture and prints make sense, according to New York designer Elaine Griffin.

“Purer and streamlined, the faceted silhouette is the stylistic descendent of geometrics — think geometrics deconstructed,” she says.

The style, says Griffin, can be modern (the faceted Hearst Tower in New York City oozes architectural chic), primitive (think Grand Canyon) and vintage (Art Deco and the Cubists).

“Faceted shapes are intrinsically more visually appealing because, whether they’re mirrored or not, they reflect more light,” she says.

“A faceted element in a piece adds a stylish, decorative layer of dimension and surface interest without crossing over into the fussy, frilly or overdone.”

The “gemstone” shape is especially attractive in reflective materials — mirror, glass, shiny metallics — where light plays off the planes. The look is clean, contemporary and luxe.

Yet in ceramic, wood or fabric, the polyhedr…………… continues on ABC News

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