Day 7 with Alexa Hampton
Proportion in interior design is one of the hardest things to define and teach- there are no formulas to create the perfect sense of proportion. It is more intuitive, developed through practice and studying spaces that have good proportion compared to those that don't.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they go furniture shopping is not taking measurements of their space beforehand. Furniture looks incredibly different in the furniture showrooms than it does in your living room mostly because the proportions are different.
This is why space planning is so important in the early stages of a design. Sketches and CAD drawings can eliminate mistakes caused by choosing items that are not in correct proportion to the other elements of a space.
"Choosing furniture of the proper size and proportion in relationship to the size of the room can make a small room fell more expansive, or bring a grand space down to a more inviting, human scale," says Alexa Hampton.
For more style guidance, check out Alexa Hampton's recent book “The Language of Interior Design.” I strongly recommend this book if you need a gift idea for anyone on your list or if you’d like to treat yourself to an amazing read and some beautiful photos.
Click here to purchase her book on Amazon.com
Sat, January 8, 2011
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