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Design Trend – Polygons

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From graphic design to jewelry to home décor and even clothing and food, polygons are having a moment right now. By definition, a polygon is a two-dimensional figure with at least three sides, but when incorporated into design, polygons become something more. Whether they’re found in a wallpaper pattern or an end table taking the geometric shape of one, polygons have an undeniable minimalist beauty.

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The trend may owe its roots to the seemingly unrelated digital world of 3D animation which uses triangles in order to render images faster. In the hands of graphic artists, polygons found their way into the mainstream and then picked up steam with the rise in popularity of modern design and décor.

Like other popular patterns from the past – toile, paisley and damask, polygons can be found across different industries like fashion and home décor. However, unlike its predecessors, they can jump off the fabric or the wall and become three dimensional objects as well.

Take these geometric lighting examples for instance.

Faceted Lighting

Polygon lamps







More polygon lamps

Polygon Table Lamp









Polygon Jewelry

Pink Hexagon Studs

Polygon pendant

Gold Pendant








Delicious or nah?

Polygon popsicle

Krystall Chocolate Bar










Polygon art and geometric patterns from Third and Wall Art Group:

How to Arrange a Vignette

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Photo: Zach Desart for Lonny, designed by Jonathan Adler

Photo: Zach Desart for Lonny, designed by Jonathan Adler

With Thanksgiving only a couple days away, many of you will be welcoming guests into your home. You may have even spent this past weekend preparing the house for friends, family and overnight guests. You’ve cleared out the extra room, organized paperwork, and dusted off decorations. But after the basics are taken care of, how do you add a touch of elegance and warmth to your home?

When artfully arranged, a vignette can bring out the character of your home and welcome guests in style. Simply speaking, a vignette is a small group of objects arranged on a horizontal surface. Think: coffee tables, end tables bookshelves and mantles. A vignette isn’t the place for an entire collection of one type of item, but rather items of different sizes, shapes, textures and purposes. You’re essentially creating a still life, and as in art, the beauty of a still life lies in the differences of the objects.

Pink, Gold and Cream Color Palette

To create a basic vignette, follow these rules: choose a focal point or anchor of the scene, arrange objects in differing heights and add depth by layering your items.









There’s no need to run out and by anything new in order to create your vignette – you probably have everything you need right there at home. That piece of art that you still haven’t gotten around to hanging up? It would be a perfect “anchor” simply leaning against the wall.

If art is in short supply, a mirror makes instant impact, and is perfect for an entryway. Placing a statue or figurine on top of hardbound books and adding a potted plant, a vase of fresh flowers or branches will create different heights, drawing the eye around your vignette.

Whether you’ve chosen art, a mirror (or both!) don’t be afraid to obstruct the view a little by layering a lamp or flowers in front of it. While you won’t want to hide the entire image, the layers will add depth and interest.

To include a holiday theme while staying true to your home’s usual aesthetic, simply replace an object or two with seasonal items.  Pinecones, a decorative gourd or a nutcracker figurine would fit nicely on a stack of books.  And instead of fresh flowers, fill a vase with some cedar cuttings.













It doesn’t take long to transform an otherwise cluttered surface into one that makes your entire home feel more polished and pulled together.  Both you and your guests will appreciate the extra touch.

Everyone here at Third and Wall hopes that you and your loved ones have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

White-on-White – The Hot Decor Trend for 2016

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Moving towards simplicity and a clean, classic look, several major paint brands have declared  off-white to be the hot interior color for 2016.

There are hundreds of shades of white, and each shade morphs into something new with the shifting rays of natural and interior light. White is never just white as long as light is hitting it!

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“The Present Moment” by Liz Jardine. Interior photo © astragal

Whether warm or cool, or a combination of both, white invites serenity and reflection, and creates a fresh, uncomplicated space in which to accent textiles, furniture pieces or objets d’art.

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“Joie de Vivre” by LIz Jardine. Interior photo © Linus Ohman

If you’re thinking about creating a white-on-white interior, do a little homework – get some paint swatches and compare them in a variety of lighting situations and at different times of day.

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