… live in symmetry?
I’m always drawn to spaces that are perfectly symmetrical – from the furnishings to the art, and everything between. Wonderfully balanced and surprisingly serene, a symmetrical space feels like a subconscious scrubbing of the mind: clean, fresh and orderly.
So what keeps the look from feeling too stuffy? By mixing a variety of textures, scales, shapes and patterns, symmetry can stand alone as the commonality of the room, letting it take center stage in both theme and aesthetic. As is the case with the Ty Larkins design above, a bold piece of art is grounded with a mix of geometric shapes in classic finishes – the perfect blend for balance and symmetry.
What do you think? Too neat or orderly for your taste? Or does symmetry provide you with just the right amount of organization? Spill it in the comments below!
Image via Ty Larkins
Summer is a time of relaxation, long days — and even longer evening walks. Why not start a collection of found objects from your neighborhood and create a display like the above? I love how it looks primitive, even tribal, as if the family who lives there is telling a story with tiny artifacts.
The design is equal parts personal and unexpected — two of my favorite home traits! Time to break out the hammer and nails…
With the welcome addition of spring weather comes spring cleaning, yes? Why not start in your entryway and tackle a few organizational (and just for fun!) DIY projects to cheer up your space?:
A little color goes a long way. FLOR is the perfect solution for adding color and style to those lengthy hallways. Check out Jacquie's entryway.
I loved the colors in the House Pet 2 rug to brighten up our entryway. We just moved into our home and it's a work in progress, but I intend to use the FLOR as the centerpiece of the space.
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Storage seems to be top of mind lately, with spring well on its way (here's hoping!) and de-cluttering days ahead of us. Naturally, you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled on two adorable and surprising storage solutions this week — want a peek?:
[Image: Say Yes to Hoboken]
Have some spare crown molding, or itching for a trip to the hardware store? This super affordable trim doubles as stylish shoe storage when painted a bright, vibrant color. Or, if you're the traditional type, let the molding shine in its original state of white. However you slice it, this trick works wonders in small spaces where floor space is limited. Brilliant!
[Image: Little Inspirations]
It's no secret; the entryway is one of the more important areas of your home. Sneak in a decorative element (I love this oar!) that doubles as a clothing rack for a smart solution that's as pretty as it is functional!
What did we miss? What are your favorite surprise storage tricks? Come on; don't leave us hanging (ha! pun!)!