DESIGN AESTHETIC- BALANCE

Updated: Feb 11

Designing a room requires a formula of complimentary variables working together to achieve a desired result. Similar to our systems and processes, the equation remains true regardless of the desired style. Our last post took us into the dining room of our Plaza Midwood Project where we discussed SCALE, and its important role in curating this beautiful space. We were also blessed with the opportunity to design the family room within the same project. Read on as we discuss BALANCE and the functionality we were able to provide this sweet family.


Plaza Midwood Project | Photo by: Laura Sumrak

Within each curation, we aim to implement balance within the visual details throughout each space. Details including focal points, visual weight, color, play on pattern, and mix of materials and finishes. Each detail affects the overall look and feel of a space, and attention to these details highly impacts the curation process. Our first challenge was to find balance between two very different design styles. The wife loves soft traditional spaces, and the husband loves modern contemporary.



Plaza Midwood Project | Photo by: Laura Sumrak

The gentle curves and soft performance fabric on the sofas perform within a modern traditional style, and the hard lines and leather upholstery on the accent chairs speak to the husband's love for modern contemporary. How to help these pieces coexist in harmony falls on the shoulders of the remaining accent furniture and cozy layers of the accessories. The beautiful ottoman plays the role of mediator as it marries these two styles together. The soft performance fabric provides another soft surface, and the hard lines of the wood tray overlay adds contemporary flair.



Plaza Midwood Project | Photo: Laura Sumrak

Next, to avoid design dullness, we found it necessary to add subtle drama within the selected furnishings. Flanking the marble fireplace with dark storage chests helped balance the light and dark contrast across the wide open floor plan. This pairing mirrors the color way found in their beautiful white and black kitchen. These gorgeous chests perform in both form and function as they balance visual weight across the room, and provide much needed storage for their little one's toys. We may be biased, but we also think they pair beautifully with the adorable c-tables found next to the sofa.



Plaza Midwood Project | Photo: Laura Sumrak

These clients really liked their existing wall art; therefore, we added complimentary accessories throughout. The throw pillows provided an opportunity to continue the colors within the wall art and the leather accent chairs. Across the room, we balanced various shades of blue and warmer neutral tones. These same pillows helped balance their styles with play on pattern. Mixing patterns is a subtle way to make a big impact throughout a space.



Plaza Midwood Project | Photo: Laura Sumrak

At Tyler Interiors, we believe in the power of a strong curation. We believe beauty and function are attainable within each project. Balancing form and function helps us achieve this. Fresh, functional design with modern flair is what we're all about. The level of modern flair implemented is up to the client. Knowing these clients have this beautiful space where they continue to make wonderful memories is incredibly rewarding. We love what we do, and we wouldn't have it any other way.