Monday, May 29, 2017

A clever design trick to copy

Asymmetry is a design challenge we all face at some point. Below is an extreme example... If you take a peak at the the photo below, you might notice a typical "design challenge" - a visually imbalanced window to the left of the bed, and no window on the right...
How would YOU fix it?


Opening another window on the right would have been nice, but expensive....not to mention that another window might also not have worked well with the exterior look of the house!
The solution
Below you can see the clever solution the designer came up with: Hanging an assortment of art pieces works like magic to balance that window. I liked how the designer used black-and-white accents, balanced by a tiny bit of gold.

White bed against wall in master bedroom

Using art to balance architectural asymmetry is a tool you can use yourself.
Can you share your own personal asymmetry challenge, whether it’s been solved or not? feel free to leave a comment or email me at


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Read this before you buy a neutral colored sofa

Yes, a neutral or white sofa is a safe choice, but not necessarily the best for your living room and style!
So how would you know if you should go with a colorful sofa or neutral?
The decision has more to do with how much color you'd like to have in your living room. If it's mostly going to be a neutrals palette (nothing wrong with that!), and just pops of color in art, pillows and perhaps a chair, then stick with a neutral sofa. But, if you'd like to bring in more then just small dosage of color into the room, then you need to pick out one or more of the large items in color (rug, window treatments, sofa, chairs or wall color). 

Here are my tips to selecting a colorful fabric for your sofa without regretting your choice:
1. The sofa color should be a color that you absolutely love, whether it's trendy or not!
2. Your sofa color needs to be in your planned color scheme.
3. A colorful sofa works best if your sofa is in the center of the room or close to the focal point, because your eye will instantly be drawn to it. 
4. Pick a color that works with all your accent colors so you can work with pillows etc.
Here are some inspirational ideas

One of my personal favorite colors for a sofa that's not neutral is blue. Here are some examples..

Vered Rosen Design

Navy blue is a nice option if youre looking into a dark color and some contrast

An apple green sofa is a great choice!

Yellow? if that's your favorite color then  go for it!
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