collections | Aug 17, 2021 |
Perfectly imperfect: 8 asymmetrical pieces to liven up any room

Though the human eye is naturally drawn to symmetry, too much in the same space can wind up looking contrived. Enter asymmetrical decor and furniture. Despite its disproportionate appearance, an unevenly shaped item can moonlight as an unexpected focal point in a uniform room without disrupting the visual balance. Unconvinced? Business of Home found eight pieces with nonsymmetrical patterns and silhouettes sure to liberate a home from the humdrum.

Perfectly imperfect: 8 asymmetrical pieces to liven up any room
Barnacle Double Drop sconce in Orchid with hewn brass, by Hwang Bishop DesignsCourtesy of Hwang Bishop Designs

BARNACLE DOUBLE DROP SCONCE — HWANG BISHOP DESIGNS

Like geometric jewelry for your walls, the asymmetrical Barnacle Double Drop sconce by Hwang Bishop Designs features two ceramic shades in a rainbow of colorways, which can be customized so that either the left or right drops lower.

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Perfectly imperfect: 8 asymmetrical pieces to liven up any room
Zuri console by Made GoodsCourtesy of Made Goods

ZURI CONSOLE — MADE GOODS

The undulating Zuri console at Made Goods is constructed of cast resin and evokes the organic shape of stacked rocks.

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Perfectly imperfect: 8 asymmetrical pieces to liven up any room
The Benita rug by Nina Freudenberger at Lulu and GeorgiaCourtesy of Lulu and Georgia

BENITA RUG — LULU AND GEORGIA

Inspired by the bold work of Bauhaus weaver Benita Koch-Otte, Nina Freudenberger designed the Benita rug at Lulu and Georgia with a rich, tonal palette and an abstract mosaic motif.

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Perfectly imperfect: 8 asymmetrical pieces to liven up any room
Porter Teleo’s Sketch wallcovering in BleuCourtesy of Porter Teleo

SKETCH — PORTER TELEO

To give the Sketch wallcovering its unique hand-drawn appearance, Porter Teleo embellished each individual roll using the same print in different arrangements. The end result is a playful geometrical motif that looks loose instead of labored.

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Perfectly imperfect: 8 asymmetrical pieces to liven up any room
The Glass Love Knot at Chelsea House Courtesy of Chelsea House

GLASS LOVE KNOT — CHELSEA HOUSE

Composed of hand-twisted glass rods, the squiggly Love Knot from Chelsea House looks like an intricately tangled ball of rope. Place it on a shelf to score a more fanciful bookcase display, or on a living room side table for a dash of asymmetrical drama.

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Perfectly imperfect: 8 asymmetrical pieces to liven up any room
Balance II by Allison Kanuth for Erik Lindström Courtesy of Erik Lindström

BALANCE II — ERIK LINDSTRÖM

Hand-drawn by artist Allison Kunath, the pattern of the Balance II rug at Erik Lindström features irregular linework and asymmetrical forms that mimic an ink-on-paper sketch.

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Perfectly imperfect: 8 asymmetrical pieces to liven up any room
The concrete Hyde stool at Made GoodsCourtesy of Made Goods

HYDE STOOL — MADE GOODS

Handcrafted in smooth, outdoor-friendly concrete, the Hyde stool from Made Goods boasts a free-form outline and off-center cutouts that will make a statement in any space.

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Left: Lulu and Georgia’s Regina Andrew Happy sconces Courtesy of Lulu and Georgia | Right: The Regina Andrew Happy sconce in natural brass Courtesy of Lulu and Georgia

REGINA ANDREW HAPPY SCONCE — LULU AND GEORGIA

The curvy Regina Andrew Happy sconce at Lulu and Georgia boasts matte white bulbs that cast a warm, ambient glow, and an asymmetrical metal tube base that comes in three sleek finishes, including natural brass, oil-rubbed bronze and polished nickel.

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Homepage photo: The Zuri console at Made Goods | Courtesy of Made Goods

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.

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