Interior Designer Elkhart Goshen Indiana
I once heard my college Professor say, "all design first begins with line, so if you can please the eye with line you have a masterpiece!"
We all know that a line is a connection of two or more points that are either straight, curved, thick or thin. But did you know the eye also perceives line when two planes meet and....that our eyes are constantly trying to make sense out of the lines we see and perceive?
Line gives birth to form and shape and are responsible for establishing a sense of harmony, unity and even contrast in a living space. Line is used to create height, width or the impression of movement but, like all design elements, line can also be used to create psychological effects as well.
Unless you have an architectural drawing or sketch of your room you may not even notice the lines. But the walls, moldings, windows, doors, furniture, fireplace.....even the art on the wall create lines. This is another reason, why floor plans and elevations and other drawings are so important to a successful design project.
An abundance of vertical lines gives a room a formal feel and makes it seem more spacious. Horizontal lines create a more relaxed and cozy feel. Curved or organic lines create an informal appearance that seems both unstructured and spontaneous.
Become aware of any obvious impact the linear elements have on the look and feel of your space. Then you can build on that design element or use other elements to balance it.
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Welcome to my personal design notebook. If you already know me, then you know my mother suffers from Alzheimer's disease. During this journey with her, I realized how important it was to keep a record of the things that reflect who I am and what is important to me, because one day my memories too, may be gone and what would that mean to the people God gave me to care for and the good works He gave me to do? So here is where I share the important stuff so that you can learn real design, not decorator tricks, but fundamental and salient concepts to apply so that you can create your own exemplary home and so that my family and I can remember the life we lived and created here in our home, our sacred place. Because my work is important, this is also where I share my favorite design projects and how good design enhanced their lives as well. I hope you're inspired and encouraged as I share my memories, my work, my mission & my life. Many blessings, (Numbers 6: 24-26)