collections | Oct 19, 2021 |
Break loose: 7 decor accents with cracked motifs that offer organic drama

Broken lines are all the rage in the design world, and it’s easy to see why. Equal parts earthy and impactful, cracked motifs evoke the unruly outlines of nature—think dried soil, fissured stone and splintered bark—while ushering graphic drama and a touch of asymmetry into a space. Curious how to integrate fractured line work without disrupting the visual balance in your design? Take a crack at it with one of these invigorating decor accents.

Break loose: 7 decor accents with cracked motifs that offer organic drama
Tsar Carpets’ Cruz rug in Natural Courtesy of Tsar Carpets

CRUZ Rug — TSAR CARPETS

The shattered pattern and pale blue ground of the hand-tufted Cruz rug at Tsar Carpets will make you feel like you’re gazing into a shallow rock pool.

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Break loose: 7 decor accents with cracked motifs that offer organic drama
Porter Teleo’s Kintsugi fabric in GoldCourtesy of Porter Teleo

KINTSUGI FABRIC — PORTER TELEO

Inspired by the centuries-old Japanese golden joinery technique, Porter Teleo’s Kintsugi fabric features a splintered pattern composed of rich, pigmented metallic inks that’s perfect for throw pillows or sofa upholstery.

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Break loose: 7 decor accents with cracked motifs that offer organic drama
The Cleo rug in Fire at Tsar CarpetsCourtesy of Tsar Carpets

CLEO Rug — TSAR CARPETS

The jagged outline, veined pattern and abstract floral motif the Cleo rug by Tsar Carpets mimics a rock overgrown with reddish-orange moss.

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Left: Intaglio wallpaper in Rose Gold, by Innovations Courtesy of Innovations | Right: Intaglio in Graphite Courtesy of Innovations

INTAGLIO Wallpaper — INNOVATIONS

Designed to emulate craquelure, the fine cracks that form on the surface of ceramics and paintings over time, the Intaglio wallpaper by Innovations features engraved line work that creates a sense of movement.

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Break loose: 7 decor accents with cracked motifs that offer organic drama
Kravet’s Diverging fabric in Indigo, Blush, Ebony and MistCourtesy of Kravet

DIVERGING Fabric — KRAVET

The embroidered line work of Kravet’s Diverging fabric forges a fractured geometric motif while supplying an added touch of texture. Use this playful fabric to breathe fresh life into a tired side chair or for eye-catching earth-toned window treatments.

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Break loose: 7 decor accents with cracked motifs that offer organic drama
Artistic Tile’s Montmartre Marble Slab 3/4" Polished Stone (tub), Calacatta Verde Marble Slab 3/4" Polished Stone (walls), and Tappeti Green Blend Mosaic (floor)Courtesy of Artistic Tile

MONTMARTRE MARBLE SLAB ¾" POLISHED STONE — ARTISTIC TILE

The bright metallic veins and bold black ground of the Montmartre Marble Slab at Artistic Tile create a high-contrast crack motif that’s perfect for a glam bathroom or statement kitchen backsplash.

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Break loose: 7 decor accents with cracked motifs that offer organic drama
Tsar Carpets’ Dynasty rug in StoneCourtesy of Tsar Carpets

DYNASTY — TSAR CARPETS

To give the Dynasty rug its weathered appearance, Tsar Carpets used cut-and-loop piling techniques to imitate the organic lines and cracked surfaces of ancient stones.

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Products featured in this article have been sourced from BOH’s Collections vertical, a showcase of the latest debuts from some of the industry’s leading brands.

Homepage photo: Kravet’s Diverging fabric in Ebony | Courtesy of Kravet

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