Today I'm participating in a lInk party over ata Happy to Design: Sunday Favorites.
I'm reposting this post from last winter, and I hope you enjoy it and maybe learn something.
Hope you finish out the weekend with joy!
I switched beds around in my house, and while I was putting eveything back together today, I realized that it's the vignettes within the room that bring in style and grace to the space.
Of course, I began thinking about what makes a vignette beautiful...what separates a great vignette from an OK one. So instead of finishing what I had started, I hit the computer looking for beautiul vignettes (this blog is called Divine Distractions after all....it's what I do ).
In studying the bevy of beauties I found, it goes back to the principles of good design...scale, balance, line, color and rhythm.
Great symmetry here...and the spot of color from the lemons is so right!
Count how many repetitions are in this little space.
...and here. Symmetrical balance, characterized by even numbers, items that mirror one another, things that are centered...all make for a more formal arrangement and feel.
Two pillows, two arches on the legs of the bench, two finials, two horizontal pics, two vertical ones....that's formal symmetry.
I have a love-hate relationship with symmetry. I enjoy the strength and stability of formal balance, but I really think an asymmetrical arrangement is more interesting and artistic....that's me...interesting and artistic!