Thursday, July 16, 2009
House Beautiful devoted their August issue to "What Makes a Room Great". The question and the issue made me think.. What does make a room great? I've made a list of what I think makes a room great. The list is hugely personal, so it would be interesting to hear if you agree, or if you have something to add to the list!
House Beautiful har dedikert august-utgaven sin til "Hva gjør et rom fantastisk". Spørsmålet og utgaven fikk meg til å tenke. Hva er det som gjør et rom virkelig godt? Jeg har laget en liste over de tingene jeg mener er kritiske. Listen er min personlige mening, så det hadde vært interessant å høre om du er enig, eller har noe som bør legges til eller trekkes fra listen.
1. Color Palette
The color palette of a room is one of the first things i look at. I think it can make or break a room. I always look for interesting and unexpected combinations, and dread monochrome rooms.
Image courtesy of dominomag.com
Image courtesy of dominomag.com
2. Focal Point
Interesting features in a room. It could be art, an interesting piece of furniture, color combinations, a mirror (sunburst anyone???), a fabric... The list goes on...
This image from houseofturquoise.blogspot.com has a very interseting focal point - the chandelier.
I'm a sucker for symmetry and my interest always tends to rest on rooms with interesting symmetry. It doesn't have to be perfect, but present in the details.
Image courtesy of tobifairley.com
Image courtesy of Melissa Rufferty
It doesn't have to be expensive, but it has to be interesting, and it has to be framed well.
Image courtesy of James Radin. The picher collection is framed by the shelves and makes perfect art.
Image courtesy of Emily Walker. The framed fabric makes a beautiful statement.
Someone once said that a room isn't perfect until you've finished the last 10%.
I found this image on House of Turquoise. I keep finding new and interesting details in this room, it's very "finished" in my opinion and at the same time not overdone.
A room can't be great if you can't live in it, be comfortable in itand use it on a daily basis.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD ADD TO THE LIST? I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING YOUR TAKE ON WHAT MAKES A ROOM GREAT! :)
ER DET NOE DU VILLE LAGT TIL PÅ LISTEN? SER FREM TIL Å HØRE DITT PERSPEKTIV PÅ HVA DET ER SOM "GJØR" ET ROM ! :)
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