TAK­ING SHAPE

Keep your room from fall­ing flat. Geo­met­ric projects add di­men­sion and depth to any style in any space.

Do It Yourself - - Features - PROJECTS LES­LIE POYZER PHO­TOGRAPHS JA­COB FOX WORDS LACEY HOWARD

Get a re­fresh from high school math class with dec­o­rat­ing projects in­spired by ge­om­e­try.

SHAPE SHIFT­ING The geo­met­ric throw pil­lows, be­low, may look com­pli­cated but are ac­tu­ally easy hand­i­work when you use a 3-D tem­plate, or shape net. Our fa­vorite de­sign? The sour-cream-packet pil­low shape, crafted from a sin­gle rect­an­gle of fab­ric, that re­calls your school lunch tray on baked potato day. Tip: Stuff­ing your pil­low with a down-al­ter­na­tive bat­ting re­sults in a per­fectly hug­gable pil­low shape. We used some foam in the prism (big­gest) pil­low to make it stiff.

AN­OTHER DI­MEN­SION Bring bling into the liv­ing room with a show­stop­ping metal­lic art piece, above and op­po­site. In­spired by a mod neck­lace, the project is made of in­ex­pen­sive sheet me­tal squares joined by jump rings (usu­ally used in jew­elry mak­ing) for mes­mer­iz­ing move­ment and flu­id­ity. Hang it from drap­ery hard­ware for a tapestry­like in­stal­la­tion. PRO TIP Use the cheaper sheet me­tal that pros use for HVAC work. The more ex­pen­sive me­tal is harder to bend.

LOOK­ING FOR VEL­VET? TOPFABRIC.COM HAS COT­TONVEL­VET IN A VA­RI­ETY OF COL­ORS. IT TAKES LESS THAN 2 YARDS OF FAB­RIC TO MAKETHE BIG PRISM PIL­LOW.

WE FOUND THIS GOR­GEOUS ACRYLIC ROD WITH BRASS HARD­WARE FROM BAL­LARD DESIGNS. IT EL­E­VATES OUR PROJECT TO A WORK OF ART. ACRYLIC SIN­GLE ROD HARD­WARE SET, FROM $79;BALLARDDESIGNS.COM

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