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ROOMS FOR SQUARES
Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected." I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta... More
Basic Geometry: The square. It has four equal sides. Modern architecture is based upon the grid, and squares will never do your design wrong. They are always pleasing to the eye, bold and balanced. Here are some examples that show a variety of uses for the simple square, from grass checkerboards to tiny bathroom tiles.
I love this checkerboard landscape.
Stepped up squares. This landscape is so striking.
The tiles here lead up to a gate that flirts with squares and breaks up into other shapes.
The squares here lead from the front of the driveway to the beautiful pool plinth in the backyard.
Square cut-outs in the chairs and doors catch the eye.
The variation of colors in these square tiles makes them dance.
The square window makes a nice center on this wall.
Love the sculptural square gym-class-net-like piece here.
The square bursts of light and shadow from these windows make this room peaceful. It takes on a chapel-like quality.
If you look closely, square windows piece this curved wall in between Damien Hirst artwork.
This mirrored piece is just plain hot!
O.K., are those rolls of t.p. or votives in the squares? I'm thinking t.p., which pretty much rocks. You can never have too much t.p. stockpiled! Thanks moderngirl for pointing this one out to me!