The cover of this month’s Elle Decor motivated me to put together a chevron montage. It’s funny, because the chevron in this photo is just one element of a room loaded with pictures, yet its boldness pushed it to the forefront of my mind.
I love the pure graphic punch of the flat weave zigzag rugs, even though I probably wouldn’t make such a statement in my house. I think I’d find myself distracted, staring at it until I got that dizzying effect where your eyes go all funny. (Procrastinating is simply a way of life when you work from home.) But I love the way they look in photographs.
When I was about thirteen, I made my father paint a zigzag motif in my bedroom. I got the idea from a sitcom called “Too Close For Comfort,” (anyone remember that?) in which one of the daughter’s room had this funky stripe painted around her room. I simply had to have that look. I took liberties with the colors though. My walls were repainted a bright, clear sky blue. The stripe, a sort of zigzag/vee shape on the feature wall, was navy blue. The pièce de resistance was the white comforter with crisp, multicolored rainbow, compliments of Caldor. The rainbow, cloud, sun ceramic mobile from my best friend Marcia completed the look. Dated, yes, but for a teeny bopper, pretty pulled together.
Photos: Anne Coyle and Nate Berkus in Elle Decor; unidentified; Domino; Nina Freudenberger in Lonny; Mary McDonald; Marie Claire Maison; Living Etc.; Craig Spencer; Anne Coyle Interiors; Cookie; 315 Thomas blog via Made by Girl; Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi; Anne Coyle Interiors; Australian Vogue Living; Real Living Michelle Adams; Wendy Blount; Ashe + Leandro; TurquoiseLA; Terrat Elms; M. Design; Kyle Timothy Home; Belinda George Architects; Color Theory; Steven Gambrel in Elle Decor; Angie Hranowsky; House Beautiful via The Goods; Elle Decor; Tory Burch’s closet in Vogue; Living Etc.; Australian Vogue Living; Sabbe Interiors.