Home & Garden
By Yasmin Chopin, Local
Playing with scale Whether you have a large or small house you have the ability to play with scale. Architects and designers have done this for centuries; think of massive monuments that impress, skyscraper buildings that exert dominance, cathedral spaces that inspire awe. We interact with the landscape and buildings that surround us and in our homes we want this to be a positive experience.
claustrophobic. Large rooms, however, can be disappointingly cold and unfriendly so how you decorate and furnish them is really important. To achieve grandeur and elegance welcoming comfortable atmosphere in a small room. Many people shy away from structural alterations but sometimes the simplest of changes can make the biggest of differences. Look up. look down, ‘see’ through the ceiling property has been built, consider how you might gain extra space. I recall one of my clients being ecstatic about a suggestion I made for changing the top of the staircase in her home. It resulted in a dramatic improvement and didn’t break the bank. Double height space was achieved which meant that and landing were completely transformed. Scale involves thinking in three dimensions and it is one of the most important aspects of design. If you need any help with this give me a call. I offer two hour consultation visits investment you have ever made in your home!
Yasmin works in the East Midlands and East of England. She also runs courses and workshops and speaks to groups. See her website for details www.yasminchopin.com 34
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