Understanding Shapes and Patterns in Design

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In today’s exclusive interview, we asked one of Austin’s top Interior Designers, Stephanie J. Villavicencio, RID, ASID, owner and proprietor of Bella Villa Design Studio, to share her ideas with us on incorporating shapes and patterns in home design.

Form and function

I see shapes and patterns everywhere in new and exciting design elements. In addition to their aesthetically pleasing forms, these items are also functional.  Here are some that I have run across recently that I found intriguing.

tony horton

The Tony Horton Collection includes wall panels, room dividers, furniture and more, all with interesting shapes incorporated into them.  The wall panels can be painted any color or be left white.

walker zanger

From Walker Zanger’s Anteak Collection created from FSC certified reclaimed teak wood.  Not for showers, saunas or outdoor use.  It could be used on the apron of a bar, a backsplash, a feature wall or a wainscot.


The Briolette glass vessel sink by Kohler is cut like a precious stone and would be stunning in a powder room.


Greenbrier Chest by Global Views.  Metallic embossed-looking pattern on the sides and front make this accent piece interesting and textural.


Carrington – Lime by Robert Allen is an indoor/outdoor fabric made from 100% Sunbrella Acrylic.  Also available in 4 other colorways.  This fabric would make lovely pillows inside or out.

zig zag stardust

The Zig Zag Stardust pattern is designed by Liora Manne and made using her patented Lamontage process. This pattern is available in any size floor covering, wall covering, fabric and decorative wall art.  Amazing color and pattern combined.

tuileries rivoli

Tuileries Rivoli Pattern from Walker Zanger.  We used this dimensional tile series in a Master Bathroom and it turned out beautifully.

arabesque rug

The Arabesque Rug – Coral by Global Views comes in several sizes and colors and adds a pop of interest and color to a room.


Velocity wallpaper designed by Candice Olson for York Wallcoverings.  I love the way she uses pattern and color in her designs.

twist pull

This twist pull from Omnia’s Ultima Collection works well in a pool bath or secondary bath to coordinate with a twist style faucet. It’s so elegantly designed that it looks like a sculpture.

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