I found this photo on the website of the British magazine Homes&Gardens. It takes my breath away. Beautiful furniture in a beautiful setting has that effect on me.
Without the proper scale and proportion your design plan is lost. The size of the painting over the sofa is proportionally correct. The scale of the wallpaper pattern works with the scale of the curves on the sofa. It all matters and it all contributes to this beautiful setting.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Today's post is a pictorial on color, lot's of it. It's about color and how much color confidence we each have. There is no right or wrong. We all have a color confidence level. Too little color and we feel off balance, too much and we are overwhelmed. Finding the right amount of color brings confidence. Being confident is always good.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Elle Decor has an article on their website about mixing patterns.You can find if here. I want to give my own design thoughts on using and mixing patterns in your interiors.
We all have our own level of design balance. What is great for one person will be wrong for the next. I like using patterns. I like mixing patterns. This has to be done with thought, care and a sense of the overall design.
Don't hesitate to mix patterns. You just need to find your design balance.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
A while back I posted about a client's sitting room project in progress. You can see that post here. The room is coming along nicely. Last week the furniture and area rug were delivered. There are a pair of chairs in the room covered in a Designers Guild fabric called Ombrione. It is beautiful to look at and wonderful to touch.
The next update will be the window seat in the breakfast area. The cushion is a green wide wale corduroy. The fabric for the new accent pillows is a printed linen from Sanderson. The lively pattern and color palette will be a nice addition to the room.
So stay tuned there's more to come.