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Publication Date: 2014-06-02

Design Insights

The Issue of Scale - One Approach

Interior designers are often asked for tips on how to handle issues of scale. Getting the scale and proportions right is often not obvious or necessarily easy; and the messages can be confusing.


Common questions are: “Should you use large furniture in a small room, or smaller furniture?” “How large should pillows be on a sofa?” “I want to use a pair of floor lamps – how tall should they be? And how large should the shades be?”

For one example of one unique approach to scale…

Let’s consider this outrageous photo of my infant daughter on an over-sized ‘Spanish Sofa’ withginormous floor lamps and shades in a fine hotel in Madrid: A warning that things can really go awry!

Call in the specialists if you want to job done right!


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