House & Garden Interiors Kate Nixon gets into the groove of two timeless ornamental effects.
Bathroom & Dining (Decus Interiors, Photography: Felix Forest)
Kitchen (Brave New Eco, Photography Emma Byrnes)
Making an impact indoors and out are two classic architectural devices: fluting & reeding. The application of concave grooves (fluting) and convex ridges (reeding) to surfaces has experienced a modern resurgence, interpreted indoors in materials such a leather, glass, timber, marble, MDF and bamboo.
These hardworking effects offer endless possibilities for decorative use. Apply them to anything from upholstery to joinery, light fittings and even kitchen sinks to gain more bang for your buck.