Thursday, March 18, 2010

Houzz Ideabook- The Soothing Effect of Symmetry



We interrupt this regularly scheduled "Mantel Mania" with a fresh, new Houzz Ideabook!

Click on the badge below to head over to Houzz to read my latest article: "The Soothing Effect of Symmetry".
I'm all about the visual calm, so I've rounded up a group of spectacular photos showcasing some brilliantly balanced rooms!





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13 comments:

Jenn said...

I love, love, love mirror images, or symmetry. It is very soothing. I am a teacher, and I always try to create in my classroom, as it is very calming to the students, to have clean lines, rather than too much visual stimulation! Great post!

angela walker jewelry said...

Love the photos Layla, especially the first one : ) The white furniture is to die for!
Health and happiness!
Angela
http://angelawalkerjewelry.blogspot.com/

Leslie said...

So funny, I just did a post on symmetry on my blog! It is TOTALLY soothing. Personally I love symmetrical prints... they have a calming effect.

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Symmetry is such a great design solution for so many areas you're not quite sure what to do with. It almost always looks polished and thoughtful. I'm putting together some cabinets with a central desk at my parent’s beach house right now. I'm gonna blog about it shortly. So far it looks great!
http://thepaintedhive.blogspot.com.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the mantles you are featuring especially yours. Believe it or not I have 3 mantles, one of them HUGE so I always struggle with a creative arrangement for all three of them. I've been inspired!

Heather@PixieDust said...

i love symmetry, but my husbands needs it! he goes a little nuts when things are off balance.

My Cottage Charm said...

I HAVE to have symmetry...I'm just OCD like that! :) I can't stand to be in a room that doesn't soothe my soul and if it's not symmetrical, it gets to me in a big way! Yikes, I really am OCD!! LOL
Have a great day!
Can't wait to see those (kitchen)cabinets too, since I'm the one that guessed the new color!! :-) bwa ha ha ha !

Joy@thriftyparsonageliving said...

I love the symmetry and also love the white furniture, it is so calming.
Joy
http://thriftyparsonageliving.blogspot.com

Herself said...

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Susie from Bienvenue said...

Sweet! Heading over to the house now~ Susie Bloop~

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

I'm another that has to have symmetry!

Judy@cutest-little-things

kerrie elaine said...

Hi sweet Layla,

You are just the most beautiful thing!

xoxo K

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Symmetry may be my favorite word.