How do you know?

How do you KNOW when the cocktail table is a good match for the bookcase? Or if the chair legs are compatible with the table legs? We envision living in spaces which reflect every nuance of our personality and style, but with the plethora of choices, how do we decide which pieces look best together?

{via Karges}
{via Karges}

When designing a room, I first draw a floor plan and clip pictures of furniture and fabrics I’ve selected with my client. This allows us to see them in juxtaposition to one another. Scale and proportion often rule out one piece of furniture or another, so the best forms and shapes win a place in the room. Even if one does not visually recognize a particular style period, anyone can see balance and movement.

{via Ferguson Copeland}
{via Ferguson Copeland}

Why not mix furniture from different manufacturers to personalize a room? Lacquered or mirrored pieces add “zing” to a sedate 18th-century room. Pieces which reflect the owner’s special interests add passion. The unexpected is often what endears a room to the occupants and the guests.

Many of my clients do not actually “plan” their room before coming to shop for furniture. At Furnitureland South, design often just seems to “happen” while walking from one stunning room presentation to the next!

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