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Room Symmetry

(BAD) Blog About Design: Room Symmetry

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Room Symmetry

Symmetry does not mean mirror image. To me symmetry is about highlighting likenesses between two objects. For instance, the right side of your console table can have a regular blue lamp and the left side can have a shorter blue lamp. You can achieve symmetry by pairing two objects with similar scale, proportion, or color. (ABOVE) This symmetrical Living Room has elements that skew its mirror effect. The plants, and side tables are different on either side. The blue French lamps that rest atop the side tables are the same, this offsets the side tables variation. (BELOW 1) The right arm chair skews the symmetry in this space. By simply moving an arm chair or sofa you can maintain symmetry, yet give your space some interest. (BELOW 2) This Jonathan Adler vignette is very cool. The minor objects on either side of the console table skew the mirror effect. However, the monochromatic lamps and vases unify the look. The deep blue tassel on the right lamp adds visual interest. You can add as little or as much to your space as you want. Don't follow rules, just do.

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At December 30, 2011 at 5:49 AM , Anonymous katrina - dot dot dash said...

Genuine mistake!! I still check your blog out anytime i'm on bloglovin' despite my lack of comments. I've been on a different computer while I've been on holiday, and must have deleted it while I was trying to add a few!
And thanks, super excited to be mentioned!!
Simple idea with the symmetry, love that.
Hope you had an amazing holiday x kat


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