Friday, May 4, 2012

Symmetry

Balance is crucial in any design.  A successful interior is visually balanced from every vantage point.  This is achieved using many different elements.  Factors to keep in mind are scale/proportion, color, layout/placement, texture and architecture.  A space should read as one cohesive canvas, your eye should flow from one element to the next.  Every element should be in tune with one another. 
One of my personal favorite design elements is symmetry.  I love the look of pairs.  There is a grandeur about pairs, they immediately create a sense of harmony and balance.  Symmetry is inherently aesthetically pleasing, but one must not rely on the element alone to carry a design you must make certain the design is intriguing.  Symmetry can quickly become uninteresting if not used properly.
Below are some beautiful shots of symmetry found in interiors.

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Interior by Windsor Smith

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