PLACE CRAFT will once again be teaching INTERIOR DESIGN CLASSES in Guildford starting 9th of May and tickets are on sale NOW! Learn more right here.
While you’re pondering whether you can afford the time and $$, and I can assure you both will be well spent, I’ll start counting down the TOP 10 REASONS why you need to be at the design table with us. So get ready!
#10 – THE GOLDEN RULES
I’m kicking off with #10 – THE GOLDEN RULES! These are the fundamentals that will guide you in the planning, design and styling of your home. They are fail safe and once you learn them, you’ll never look at your home the same again!
“Use these DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS throughout your home and every space will make you smile…”
UNITY & HARMONY
We’ve already touched on this – your home needs to flow. Pick a colour and materials palette for your home with three or four key colours and textures, and then vary these only slightly as you move through your home. There should be one main story for your home.
Balance refers to the “weight” of a room and can occur either through the horizontal or vertical dimensions of a room. HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL ELEMENTS SHOULD BALANCE EACH OTHER OUT. If you have very tall ceilings, balance this out with using lower height furniture. A low ceiling? Use vertical proportions for your art and floor lamps. The feature image demonstrates the perfect balance between a double height vertical space and the long horizontal island counter. Perfect!
While your overall palette and choice of materials and furniture provides a consistent “backdrop” for your room, YOU NEED ELEMENTS OF CONTRAST TO AVOID THE ROOM BECOMING BLAH. Black or dark blue are always good colours to add depth to a neutral palette and create a strong base. Use these in repetition through the room to provide visual interest.
Every room needs a WOW factor. Whether it’s a grand view through full height glazing to a wonderful garden beyond, an overscaled piece of artwork hanging over the fireplace, or a colouful hero fabric upholstered armchair – these are your hero elements and against a neutral backdrop THEY MAKE THE ROOM SING!
JOIN US IN CLASS AND YOU’LL LEARN THE OTHER FUNDAMENTALS – RHYTHM, DETAILS, PROPORTION & SCALE!
Use these DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS throughout your home and every space will make you smile – which is the most important achievement of all! Linda
GRAB YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE AND LET’S MAKE YOUR HOME BEAUTIFUL!