Interior Designer Elkhart Goshen Indiana
Texture is the relative smoothness or roughness of a surface and is read both physically by touch and visually as well.
Smooth textures are generally associated with more formal, traditional styles while rough textures are often thought to be more casual.
When a new client approaches me for assistance in helping them discover and develop their own style--or combine styles, I ask them to evaluate textures on six different levels between rough and soft. This helps in discovering their reaction and response to textural design elements that will have both tactile and visual influence in their environment. Then I often ask them if they had to choose between texture and pattern, which one would they choose? This begins a new paradigm and helps them to start thinking differently about their project. Often they begin to understand the design process as more of a manageable puzzle as well as focus on what's really important to them and how they want to live.
The graphic below demonstrates why I ask them to choose between pattern or texture. When the color is removed from texture, you have simple line drawings. And line drawings are important on many levels because just like color, they affect you emotionally and also just like color, not all lines play nicely with each other within the confines of your space.
Let me illustrate my point:
Now that you know - which texture do you prefer the best and why?
If you have additional questions - I'd love to help you sort through the pieces and put the puzzle together. Send me an email today to schedule a brief phone chat.
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Until next time,
Hugs and blessings (Numbers 6: 24-26),
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About this blog...
I began writing this blog in May 2016 after discovering that my mother always wanted to be a writer. She has Alzheimer's disease and she'll never realize her dream. Sometimes in our deepest grief we are motivated to encourage others to fearlessly be themselves so that their gifts and stories are shared. I mean, how else can we change the world?. So I began to record 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)