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Trending: Mixed Materials

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jul 27, 2018 8:17:16 AM

An inventive way to introduce a unique perspective is through the fusing of diverse materials. Mixed materials - fitting for a myriad of aesthetics - create intriguing texture and color variations in design elements like lighting, tile, and art. 

Explore, with us, three of these unique material combinations influencing today’s contemporary designs.

Metal & wood
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San Diego’s WD-40 Company headquarters illustrate the unique combination of rustic wood and industrial metal for a comfortable modern feel. Along the backsplash, our Barn series takes shape in rustic white and black tones that embody the look of painted wood planks, while metallic elements surface along a roof, lighting, and barstools. Photography by Zwink Photography.

Porcelain & stainless steel
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Seen in The New American Home 2018, this dazzling backsplash and range hood introduce various scales and materials for visual intrigue. Alternating large format white subway tile and stainless steel ribbons pair for a fluid backsplash. Photography by Jeffrey A. Davis Photography.

Glass & metal
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Mosaics invite a mix of materials for captivating movement. Glitz, a glass and metal mix series, creates a shimmering effect with metallic accents and layered texture exhibited through hexagon motifs.


Explore another trending design theme,
glowing glass.

Topics: Interior Design

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