ISSUE 14  |  Warm Minimalism

Trend Alert: 10 Jagged Edges

April 07, 2014 3:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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The ultimate wabi sabi statement? Lately we’re noticing imperfect edges, blurred boundaries, tiles that don’t quite line up. Here are 10 examples:

Above: A shower surround made from marble remnants in a Shoreditch house; via JJ Locations.


Above: A haphazardly painted brick wall in the Heerliijkheid van Marrem bed and breakfast in Belgium.

Above: A slab of Brazilian marble as decor in the Hydra house of artist Brice Marden; photo by Ingalls Photography for Lonny Magazine.

Above: A summerhouse in Finland with half-painted walls, via Netta Natalia’s blog.

Above: A shardlike Copper Mirror by Michael Anastassiades; photo by Matthew Lloyd for The Wall Street Journal.

Above: The bathroom at the Alemagou Bar in Mykonos, designed by K Studio; photo by Yiorgos Kordakis image via Yatzer.

Above: An unfinished tile border in an Umbrian house designed by Paola Navone; photos by Maz Zambelli for Italian Elle Decor.

Above: A hexagonal Carrara marble tiled backsplash with an unfinished border; styling by Jackie Brown for Real Living Magazine.

Above: Cement tiles merge into a rough wood floor in the Musket Room in New York; photo by Emily Andrews.

Above: In a tiny house in Australia, architects Edwards Moore (members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory) left a brick and plaster wall untouched.

For more Trend Alerts, see Geometric Flooring: Chateau Edition, Go Big or Go Home: 10 Geometric Painted Walls, and Your Grandmother’s Crystal Makes A Comeback. And over on Gardenista, have a look at the rise of Black Fences