- A casual, elegant bedroom.
Have you heard the phrase “design is in the details”? The attention to detail is truly what sets a well designed, thought out space from the rest and this room exemplifies how well the designer included repetition into even the minute details of the room.
Turquoise is a cool color. What elements in the room balance it with warm colors or finishes? The gold in the sconces, the wood frames, and the drapes look like a tan color (or a very warm gray or taupe).
2. A pretty, girls bedroom.
This hallway and the living room below both have 3 main color ways repeated throughout the space. What do you think they are? Yep, turquoise, blue, and off-white. Look at each picture and see where the designer repeated these colors and any other colors used.
In the foyer you can see a nice balance of circular and boxy items. The circular items are the mirror, vase on the desk and floor, and the drum shade of the lamp and ceiling fixture. Boxed items are the rug, the wall art, the wainscoting, the windows, the desk and the stool.
Test yourself and see if you can identify which elements promote a balance of warm and cool colors.
5. A cozy, cohesive living room.
via Ballard Designs
This last room I’m going let you tell me (or more like yourself):-) the answers to the following questions:
What patterns or shapes do you see repeated and where?
Is the room symmetrically balanced or asymmetrically balanced and how?
What are the warm colors that balance out the cool colors?
Which elements in the room are more feminine and which are more masculine?
What is the focal point of the room?
Were “antiques” or heirlooms used in the room to add interest and tell a story?
Do you think that if all the rooms above were in the same house that the home would have good aesthetic flow?
These are all questions that if you can’t confidently answer now you will be able to after reading my free ebook coming soon!
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I hope you enjoyed this Design 101 post. As always let me know if you have any questions! I will be back next week with a DIY. I hope you have a great weekend!!
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