Mondrian Design Inspiration

July 24, 2014
Mondrian Design Inspiration

If you're anything like me, one of the hardest things about designing and decorating an interior space is knowing what style, and in turn, what look and feel you want to achieve. Design styles span from opulence and decadence through to minimalist and restraint - and everything in between! As such, it can be equally exciting and overwhelming as to know what direction to take.

De Stijl, Dutch for "style", also known as neoplasticism, was a Dutch artistic movement founded in 1917 in Amsterdam. One of the famous artists involved in this movemnt was Piet Mondrian and as such, the style can also often be refered to as "Mondrian". The De Stijl consisted of artists and architects and the iconic look of a white background, upon which there is a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors, red, yellow and blue. This striking design has been replicated over the years in a number of applications from food, beauty, fashion and very effectively, interior design.

Mondrian Inspired Cake

This De Stijl inspired cake looks too delicious to eat!

Mondrian Finger Nails

A touch of De Stijl on the nails.

Mondrian Style Dress

Classic De Stijl, even down to the cut of the dress.

Mondrian Style Shoe

These De Stijl inspired shoes take the style to a new platform!

When it comes to achieving a De Stijl interior, there are a few basic elements you can follow. Firstly, you can interpret the look and feel literally and implement the grid like monochromatic layout with bursts of primary block colours in its entirety.

Mondrian Interior Design Style

The above interior clearly demonstrates how powerful the De Stijl style can be when used confidently and creatively.

Mondrian Style inpsired bedroom

The above bedroom again shows how De Stijl can be the focal point to an interior.

You could also adopt a less vibrant, but equally dramatic, De Stijl style by eliminating the boldness of the signature primary colours and incorporating the simplicity of the geometric grid system.

Mondrian Style without block colours

This bathroom above uses the geometric grid system, minus the bold block colours resulting in the view being intensified and elegantly framed.

Mondiran BAthroom

How about a tiled bathroom using the style. It's bold and inviting. This look could be completed with bold yellow towels hanging on a rail or some yellow soap bars.

Inspired by De Stijl? Here's some examples of ways you can incorporate the look into your home design.

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Nova Deko, Black Glass Mosaic Tiles

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Nova Deko, Red Glass Mosiac Tile

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TileMarket, Ocean Blue Glass Mosaic Tiles

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Creative Lighting, Replica Tripode Floor Lamps

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About Space, Q-Bee 5 Steel Pendant Light

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Liquid Lighting, Retro Cube 40cm Pendant

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Andersens, Baronesse 400 Checkered Vinyl Tile

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Reliance Carpets, Brintons Plain "Bell Twist" Windermere Lake