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THE ART OF SPACE

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By Mary Cook

sing various elements

LIGHT AND LIGHTING – Light can

to have a room that is

can elevate moods and calm nerves.

of design allows you

functional and balanced.

Apply these seven insider tips to any interior design project that

you are working on. They will save you stress, time and money, and most importantly make you look like a professional.

OBJECTIVE – Develop a real

understanding of the project. What are your personal goals? What

impression do you want the room to make? What is your budget? Answering such questions and

defining your objective are key. FUNCTION AND LIVABILITY –

Determine the function of your

space. Is it a living room? Dining room? Bedroom? Deciding

on the function of the space impacts how you design the space to be liveable.

SCALE AND PROPORTION – Size, and how the sizes of objects work together, are what add grace and

balance to a room. Choose pieces that will complement each other, and not overcrowd.

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expand or contract your space. It

Think about the quantity, placement, colour, and type of light needed,

as well as the flexibility that you will need to support and enhance your function. Light is fun, play with it.

COLOR – Color can subdue or ignite a room. It can add formality and

sophistication, or create a relaxed

and casual atmosphere and improve the room’s functionality. Be fearless when it comes to color.

PATTERN AND TEXTURE – The spices of interior design, pattern and texture enhance any room. They

take your surroundings to

a higher level of quality and impact. Experiment with simple or ornate patterns and add some natural

textures for warmth. It will not take

long to find what works for the space. SIGNIFICANT AND RELEVANT

ORNAMENTS – The art on the walls

and the accessories chosen are the final layers to the Art of Space. These pieces should have significant meaning and

beauty, as they will enhance the mental

and emotional engagement of a space.

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Featuring Nicole Curtis and her determination through design.

Embark October & November 2014  

Featuring Nicole Curtis and her determination through design.

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