art, decor

Op art trend

In our annual April Art issue this month we explore the revival of Op Art and the use of playful geometrics in our Love this Look feature on pages 15 - 20. HL Decor Editor Jeanne Botes and Styling Assistant Hanlie Nell bring you some novel ways to introduce stripes, angular shapes and optically dramatic pieces to your living space. The result of these combined elements is a sense of depth and an interesting play with scale. Below is a video shot on location at 48 Pine Street, Woodstock, Cape Town, demonstrating how the shoot came together, stripe by stripe... What do you think of this trend? Graphically intriguing or too busy for your taste? Tell us via Facebook or tweet your thoughts to @houseleisureSA. Read more about our striking Optical Illusion shoot here... Video by Jeanne Botes and Justin Patrick.