May 31, 2012

Why Don’t You…?

… 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 Рthe 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

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One Response to “Why Don’t You…?”

  1. Jon King Says:
    June 1st, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I was once told by a “design God” that symmetry is a trap. But I have never bought that…you do what is right for the people who will live there. I find symmetry as a way to provide rythm in another wise chaotic world.