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Design Photography: Let's Get Symmetrical
"strong symmetrical compositions, be they designed or found.... fan of symmetrical design, I think it just makes an interior so calming.. I guess... symmetry. A symmetric face, for instance, is highly attractive to the human eye. But when... is not symmetrical and how the a canopy and steps are barely visible at right, signaling... appears symmetrical, belying the actual nature of the room. While the mirror and frames..."
Live in Harmony: 3 Types of Balance in Design
"about symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial balance to create spaces that calm and... balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial. Each offers a different look, but all... have both symmetrical and asymmetrical balance in my homes. Maybe it has to do with... mostly symmetrical but doesn't feel OCD or too formal. Second, photos can be deceiving... SymmetricalWith symmetrical balance, objects are repeated or mirrored along a central..."
10 Ways Symmetry Can Rescue Your Room
Balancing elements of your decor can add drama, unify a collection or downplay a TV screen. Here’s how to do it
"world is symmetrical, it’s no wonder the eye is drawn to things with a mirror-image... opt for symmetrical. It is much easier to pull off than asymmetry which if not done... room is symmetrical from the logical view point. Great tips! Good idea for an article... piece symmetrical, but change up the accessories. I thought most of the rooms in... look at a symmetrical room. Bosox - You have a gorgeous living room. Great chandelier..."
Architect's Toolbox: Strike a Balance With Symmetry
Home exteriors, landscapes and interior rooms feel orderly and restful when designed with two mirror-image halves
"you're symmetrically composed. Not too symmetrically composed, mind you — there will... created by a symmetrical layout. Not only does this approach create distinct halves that... that's symmetrically laid out reinforces the notion of his-and-hers areas. Placing... overall symmetrical layout of the room. The frame also has the benefit of creating... Because a symmetrical layout is static and fixed, it can make even the smallest of spaces..."
Gambrel Roofs Set Dutch Colonial Revivals Apart
Early Dutch settlers on the East Coast of the U.S. birthed this architectural style, but its popularity has spread across the country
"such as symmetrical facades, wood siding, double-hung multipaned windows, a centered... typically a symmetrical, two-sided roof with two slopes on either side of the central ridge... The symmetrical front facade gives this home the formal and balanced appearance all... split symmetrically down the middle of the central ridge beam. With its flared eaves..."
8 Living Room Layouts for All Tastes
Go formal or as playful as you please. One of these furniture layouts for the living room is sure to suit your style
"find a symmetrical space to be perfection, others may prefer the gentle chaos of multiple... design (symmetrical vs flowing vs whatever) accommodates. @atyg - Those factors may... chose a symmetrical arrangement on either side of the fireplace. The main entry is... informal, symmetrical, relaxed! All chairs , and just sofas, and a mix of both with benches... same. Symmetrical and balanced look the same. My living room is my TV room (guess..."
7 Ways to Play With Symmetry for a Dynamic Design
Forget matchy-matchy. Today's designers are using symmetry and its opposite more loosely — and sometimes even provocatively
"examples of symmetrical objects (such as snowflakes). Architects and designers have used... another symmetrical look in a study I just painted for designer Angela Hogan. The oar... Here's are symmetrically arranged roses photographed and fused to a glass square plate... balance is symmetrical. Informal balance is for example placing two small vases at one... looks symmetrical around this centerline. While all the elements on each side are..."
Touches of Grandness for the Garden
You don’t need a king-size yard to add a little formality to your landscape with fanciful hedges, topiaries and paths
"striking symmetrical garden or whimsical topiary into your yard design. Here are 12... don't grow symmetrically and they get bald spots. i like this, thanks. For the last 15... grown in symmetrical patterns and separated by gravel paths. A parterre is a brilliant... underlying symmetrical plan brings order to the garden — but how it’s maintained will..."
Garden Design Essentials: Balance
You may sense when plants and flowers are off-kilter, but do you know how to set your landscape right?
"fulcrum. Symmetrical or bilateral, in which both sides of a composition are equal. Think... are no symmetrical elements of this contemporary patio, yet the components feel balanced... scene. Symmetrical BalanceClassic but not dated, this French country–inspired residence... relies on symmetrical balance. From the placement of the bubbling fountain in the auto... expresses symmetrical balance with both curved and straight lines. The walkway, front..."
Roots of Style: French Eclectic Design Continues to Charm
Hip roofs, towers, quoins ... if your house includes architectural elements like these, you might trace its design lineage to France
"style. Symmetrical designs, the first, developed out of Renaissance fashions and were... waned.Symmetrical French EclecticThough not as dominant a style as Spanish eclectic... stone-clad symmetrical example here feels ordered and balanced, yet its intimate scale... this symmetrical design (not considering the commonly added wings to one or both... central symmetrical block anchors the composition. Signature elements such as segmented..."
Foursquare Homes Come Full Circle in U.S. Architecture
Originally plain and boxy, foursquares now incorporate Craftsman features and other charming architectural details
Renovation Detail: The Gambrel Roof
With sloped sides rising to a graceful center point, the classic gambrel roof combines architectural beauty and interior breathing room
American Architecture: The Elements of Cape Cod Style
This simple architecture style was born in New England but has stood the test of time around the United States
Swags and Jabots Hold Sway Over Window Style