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Archive for February, 2011
Symmetry: An imprecise sense of harmonious or aesthetically pleasing proportionality and balance.
“Balance” and “Harmony” are buzzwords we often use to describe aspirations for our personal lives, but did you know they are also key words used in decorating and design?
Exceptional designs hinge on more than just beautiful colors, furnishings, and accessories. An experienced designer can help you create symmetry that works to aesthetically balance your room and cohesively tie your theme together for a visually pleasing effect.
Notice how we arrange the furnishings in this room to create a symmetrical appearance, and we place various accessories to add visual interest. The room has balance, proportion and a comfortable sense of quiet formality that make it feel open and appealing.
Achieving balance and symmetry does not mean you have to buy two of everything. Note how the pieces of art on the bookcases differ in shape and color but are approximately the same size and lend to a cohesive look due to their equal placement. There is no need to match everything perfectly as long as you abide by the rules of scale, color, and proportion.
What effect does symmetry have on a room? It imparts a sense of cleanliness, equilibrium, and formality. Which rooms in your home would benefit from the basic principles of symmetrical design? We’d love to hear from you!
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We’re heading into that final showdown with the Packers against the Steelers in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV. Do you have an armchair quarterback in the family who’s going to be weighing in on every play? It’s interesting how we can watch, understand, and thoroughly enjoy something like football, yet not be able to play a lick of it ourselves.
We find that the same is true of the home and garden design shows on television. We have many clients call us in because they’ve felt motivated to do something to their homes after watching all of those exciting reveals, only to discover that it is not as easy as the design teams on television make it appear.
We’ve got to hand it to them; those television designers really do make recreating a space look effortless, don’t they? Unfortunately, becoming enamored with something on television and trying to carry it out in your own home are two completely different things.
That’s where enlisting the help of a professional designer can be a lifesaver. Whether you have very specific ideas or just know you want to freshen up a space, interior designers are experts at asking the right questions and designing a scheme that reflects your personality and lifestyle. Perhaps most importantly, they have the resources and training in how to effectively execute your design ranging from wall colors and hard-to-find furnishings to the functionality of your designs.
Feeling inspired? Give us a call to help bring your dreams to fruition and you’ll soon be able to create your own reveal to family and friends.
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