Sunday, September 11, 2011

Working with the architecture

Something that a lot of homeowners don't think about when they are choosing what to put in their house is how to work with the architecture that is already in place.  Of course, if you are changing the architecture, then you have much more freedom.  But look at the photo above - the light fixture over the table is echoing the arch of the window, but contrasting it in color.  It actually draws your attention to the beautiful arched window instead of away from it.  If you want the eye drawn to something, try using a sharp contrast like this.  And if you want to compliment a shape, duplicate it.

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