10.04.2011

Quick Tip Tuesday #7 'Design Advice'

I'm so excited to start off my morning with a group of wonderful ladies @ a large MOPS group that some of my friends have attended in past few years. I seriously believe this will directly result in the preservation of my sanity! Oh yes.

Beyond that today, I have a quick and simple tip to keep in mind while contemplating and implementing intentional design into your home. Are you ready???

This is SO easy, but something people often don't think about. When you look at a space, you probably think of some basics like what kind of furniture, where to put it, what colors to incorporate, etc. An important aspect in pulling ALL of those pieces together is how they work together VERTICALLY. Let me explain...

You have a bed, nightstands, a mirror, rug, curtains, etc. It makes a HUGE difference in the look and feel of a room when you consider how the height of the headboard, the height and length of the curtains, the height and width of the nightstands, the horizontal or vertical direction of the mirror, etc. all work together in one cohesive design. Is there enough difference to break it up, but is it balanced enough to not even be "noticed"? Have I lost you yet??? I hope not!



Some examples:
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See the varying use of height with the different chairs,
table decor, and lighting placement?




                          Stylish Responsibility Dining area eclectic dining room
                eclectic dining room design by orange county interior designer Fluegge Interior Design, Inc.
LOVE THIS!!! Everything cohesive, yet varied just enough.



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Isn't this space delightfully light and airy? Little pops of color.
Different heights and widths. LOVE.




Aren't those pink chairs GREAT with that angled table?!
Varied heights - see the mantle decor, candles, wall art, lighting. It works.


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I pretty much LOVE this whole entire design...SO my style!
How FUN is that chalkboard, the table, hardware....everything?!!!


rustic kitchen furniture decoration idea by John Lewis of Hungerford Steamer Bay

See how the placement of the curtain rod, the clock, etc. is varied?



What do you think??? Take a look at one room in your space (just one!!!)
and see if it works in a varied and cohesive manner. If not, change it up a bit!
That's the fun part in design! :-)

Have a challenging space??? I know how that can be - trust me!
Send it my way for the chance to put it out to my readers for a fresh look.


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Have a great day and stop by later to see who won the $75 Giveaway!
It may be you!!!


~Anneke~

5 comments:

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Great post! Had to PIN about 4 of your pics. Loved seeing all this inspiration! So many great spaces.

Anneke {RustiChic} said...

Thank you! Aren't those picts. amazing!!! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Fash Boulevard said...

i never thought about this, but you're TOTALLY right. thanks so much for the info. very very helpful. super happy i found your blog. adore it. i'm totally following. If you get sec I'd love if you'd check out of my fashion and style blog and see if you'd be interested in following as well. Thanks love. xoxo

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Jessie said...

You tips are right on! Besides scale and balance, height plays an important role when it comes to design! Using furniture and accessories with varying heights create visual interest.

Thanks for entering the giveaway! Good luck!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

That really is genius advice...sometimes I forget to take that in to consideration when I'm putting things together and then it will just look "off"...Love the examples, too!! If only the rooms I was doing looked like those little gems! (c: