The concept of visual equilibrium. It is a reconciliation of opposing forces in a composition that results in visual stability. Most successful compositions achieve balance in one of two ways: symmetrically or asymmetrically. The contrast in colours, contrast in shapes and patterns form a balance on our living space. Creating a natural focal point such as a fireplace or highlighting a particular piece of furniture, artwork, or even simply painting a contrasting colour in one area of the wall. This creates balance.
Relating the design elements to the idea being expressed in design reinforces the principal of unity like a quiet passive subject, benefiting from horizontal lines, soft texture and less tonal contrast. For instance, selecting 3-4 colours and using them in varying shades throughout the house can unify a collection of space.
The visual effect of combining similar, related elements, like adjacent colours on the colour wheel, similar shapes etc. Adopting a harmony effect hence creates calmness, serenity and comfort to the interior design concept.
When one or more elements of the design are used repeatedly to create a feeling of organized movement, there is rhythm. Variety is essential to keep the rhythm exciting and active. Such as repeating a pattern, colour, texture, line, or other elements creates the rhythm throughout the space. Adopting this mechanism will also create a sense of movement to your space, leading the eye from one design element to another.
This process is about information gathering. Each project will kick off with an in-depth discussion to understand the overall vision and objectives of individual client. Depending on the project scope, the discussion will be further developed into discussion on the details of how the living space is to be utilised including discussion on the lifestyles, expectations, demographics and profile of the customers. Customers’ needs, their preferences likes and dislikes will be a top priority.
After a detailed briefing session, organized surveys of the project site and an inventory study on the client’s existing furniture (if any), will be loaded into the AutoCAD to visualise and develop spatial relationships, space standards and adjacencies. This is what we name it at the Space Planning Stage.
Next on, Design Stage. We present the concept design options such as mood boards, colour themes, materials selections, 3D visuals, sketch perspectives and other necessary design information required to represent the requirements of the brief. This is presented together with all fixtures, fittings, equipment, furniture and finishes with the costs and delivery times.
We conduct regular meetings during the planning stages to develop and agree on the final design before proceeding to prepare area plans, elevations and construction detailing. These may include architectural work and MEPS. Value engineering exercises are also carried out to assess the proposed design solutions, build ability and adaptability. Progressive meetings are usually conducted on site to allow us to run through the various stages of the project with you. The meeting intervals are project specific to suit the circumstances.
We developed formal processes and procedures to ensure all measures have been taken to ensure client’s satisfaction. This is the project handover stage.