Master Bedroom Makeovers by S Interior Design- We all love a movie right? Short and sweet with some nice music to go along 🙂
Last we spoke of scale and proportion. Today’s post will talk about BALANCE.
Just like you are attracted to a color but don’t really know why, you will be attracted to either a SYMMETRICAL design style, or an ASYMMETRICAL design style.
Symmetrical balance creates a mirror image by the placement of items that are identical on both sides of a central point. Think 2 twin beds with a nightstand in between. The beds have the same bed style and the same bedding, the night stands and lamps are identical. How does this picture make you feel?
Symmetrical balance suggests formality, orderliness and restraint.
Asymmetrical balance requires finding objects that are compatible but varied enough to be interesting. Objects and furniture balance well because they are judged by their visual weight, not pairings. For example, you may have a large sofa on one side of a room that is balanced by two large chairs with an accent table in the middle.
Okay, how do you react to the picture used to illustrate asymmetrical balance?
Look around your rooms and you will quickly see what type of ‘balance’ of design elements you are most comfortable with.
Tomorrow wear a non-matching set of jewelry if you usually always ‘match’ . Start playing around and see where it all leads!
S Interior Design has been working on a total makeover of a client’s guest bedroom suite. The client wanted Hollywood/ Greta Garbo inspired glamorous style for the overall look and feel for the room. It started with a beautiful wallpaper in the bedroom, and a coordinating custom paint finish composed of metallic paints with fine tissue paper texture added in the adjoining bathroom.
The headboard is the focal point of the room. We custom designed a 5′-0″ high button tufted velvet covered headboard with wings. Inside each tuft is a ‘diamond’ for extra sparkle.
A round table got a custom designed skirt composed of a platinum silk, a black silk, a great fringe trim and an overlay fabric with sparkle.
On the other side of the bed, sits a mirrored geometric table named appropriately named ‘The Cinema Side Table’. Select accessories adorn the top of the table.
The existing cabinetry was painted a glossy black and new hardware will be added. A black crystal chandelier replaced a 6″ recessed can light.
Of course the guests need someplace to store their clothing when they visit. A antiqued mirror front dresser was refinished in a platinum/antique gold tone and the toggle drawer pulls changed to a high gloss black. The mirror and floral complement it beautifully.
A custom drape with beaded trim on the leading edge is hung on the Evita swing-arm drapery treatment to allow easy access to the outside courtyard from the room. At night, the tassel hold-back is released for total black-out light control.