I'm always in the random group. I'm not a straight-line thinker. Some people are more kind and say I'm "global-thinking". I think that's a nice way of saying I'm all over the place!
I think it just means I like things to be more asymmetrical than symmetrical.
Asymmetrical arrrangements are so much more interesting, don't you think?
We all know the odd number rule in grouping objects...3...5...7 etc....It's anything goes for the most part. Things in an asymmetrical arrangement don't have to line up or match or hang straight.
Asymmetry is full of angles and geometry (Not my favorite subject, BTW)
But when I see pairs of things....
....I feel like I need to stand up straighter, check my manicure and wear pantyhose. Symmetry is just so much more formal!
Debra Geller, Interior Designer
This is a beautiful room, great design, contemporary colors and a little stiff for me. I'm having a hard time seeing myself hanging out on these chaises.
Me in one.....Big Henry in the other?
I don't think so.
Eventhough the materials in this foyer, like the distressed wood, worn basket and the painted finishes, are more casual, it still presents with that more refined feel.
I surprise myself at times by loving matching pairs. Two beautiful antique settees....sigh....aren't they wonderful? How many other pairs do you see here? (It's like playing "Where's Waldo")
This really is a mirror image! With the exception of the accessories on the nightstand, symmetry is EVERYWHERE ! and how pretty it is.
But don't you just want to mess up the bed a bit?
Single objects and a few accessories break up the symmetry a little bit, making this great room feel a little more friendly and casual.
I just love these turned wood lamps....I'll take two!
Two, Two, Two of most everything, and then throw in all the squares and it's a symmetrical wonderland. Are you seeing double yet?
I love the color palatte of green and lavender.
I know everyone in blogland has presented this photo, but it's just a perfect example of a balanced arrangement. This REALLY is a mirror image....down to the small florals on the nightstands. Thank goodness for the hat!
So, random or linear....where do you fit in.
You artsy types, don't lie!