Opposites Attract: mix and match interior design styles

In this month’s design column we look at how to mix and match interior design styles and make it all work. The principle of contrast probably makes you think of color, and that’s a natural place to start – black and white or complementary color palettes are classic sources of contrast. However, you can also

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Design advice: Don’t trip at home

Balance in design is very much like balance in life. It’s a bit of a cliché, but I can’t possibly begin without mentioning the staggering feats of equilibrium we see every day: a mound of teetering boxes minimally fastened by a bit of rope to a motorbike that carries them; huge panes of glass standing vertically

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Light Reading

Creative lighting solutions can transform your home in many ways Here’s a little secret about light: it’s one of the most difficult elements to get right without any training. Color, pattern, line and texture — all of these are elements that you can, at the very least, observe and experiment with in your space. Light

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A Bold Understatement

While George Constanza may think it a good idea to drape himself in velvet, the same is not true for your home. Gone are the days where a matching set of wood furniture, polished to the point of reflection, was the height of class. The most welcoming and dynamic spaces are characterized by a mix of

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A Colorful Guy

Why you need to know Roy G. Biv when choosing a color scheme for your home… Color is a great place to start in exploring your personal design tastes, because our reactions to it tend to be instinctual and very personal. Start by letting go of any preconceived ideas about color. Forget what you may

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Power Lines

The effects vertical and horizontal lines have on the home As an element of interior design, line can appear in many forms: as part of the architecture of a space, edges of furniture and other elements of a room, or perhaps in patterns in fabric or tile. Line also occurs in the empty spaces between objects,

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Fit Out

An unlikely gauge to Vietnam’s status as a global consumer can be found in its taste in furniture. While comedic author Jarod Kintz jokes that wooden furniture with no cushions is especially great when the in-laws come over as it discourages guests from staying too long, that type of unupholstered, heavily carved, highly ornate furniture

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