The Importance of Scale

 

One of the most significant things I learned staging & styling high-end showrooms is the importance of scale -  a notable factor distinguishing designer rooms from novice.  Most box retail stores offer lighting and furniture options in sizes far too small resulting in underwhelming spaces.  The following photos display great use of scale & style to boot.

 
French Designer Josephine Gintzberger

French Designer Josephine Gintzberger

 

A converted barn boasts architectural elements that lend to scale.  Decor-wise, note the dramatic chandelier and elongated concrete counter top island.

 
Fearless and eclectic designers Robert & Courtney Novogratz

Fearless and eclectic designers Robert & Courtney Novogratz

 

Large-scale modern art, an Italian glass chandelier and unusual white plaster planter each stand on their own yet dance delightfully together in this open plan dining / kitchen.   Scale allows you to style with less because what you show makes bigger impact than lots of smaller elements.

 
 

A paper lantern, plant and window treatments draw the eye up and balance a low slung sofa.

A hefty frosted glass pendant, painted accent wall and fiddle leaf fig tree placed on a sofa table make good use of the room's tall ceilings.