Midway through the Summer Olympics, I’m amazed by the athleticism on display – to say nothing of the uniforms spanning the whole spectrum of style.
Watching the athletes and their outfits and uniforms made me think how the discipline and vigor of a trained athlete could translate to an interior . I always prefer a modern traditional look and there is not a team logo to be seen here; rather, it’s the essence of sport expressed in subtle, cohesive design. To illustrate, I broke it down into a few key ideas:
1. Movement – Using bold and diagonal stripes to evoke movement and the energy of an infinite line. Or the use of curved edges to evoke a racetrack:
2. Materials – Sleek reflective metals, smooth glass, high gloss paint evoke the clean precision of an athlete – or the stadium or court they perform in.
3. Color – Bold use of historically athletic colors like crisp white, silver, red and navy blue. All these images remind me of a crisp white tennis outfit or in the case of the kitchen, a sleek gloss of a swimmers cap and suit:
Keep it up, Team USA – you are an inspiration to watch. For those at home, send me your favorite take on Sporty Chic!