Apartment Therapy On... Symmetry at Home

Apartment Therapy On... Symmetry at Home

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Regina Yunghans
Feb 20, 2008

All seems right when a room is ordered with a little symmetry. It's sometimes suprisingly difficult to accomplish, but the result, we think, is generally calming and pleasing...

We even think employing symmetry can help make a small space seem bigger: symmetry creates a focus that can lead views through a space. It's also a design tool touched on in architect Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language. We try to create symmetry where we can in our home. But in an old building that's been worked and reworked countless times over the years, it can be tough. What about you, can you spot any symmetry in your home?

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