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 6 Point Furnishing Plan  

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 A small construction kit for your big foundation.
how to furnish your home

Before you get started read my mantra!

"The Golden Ratio" in home design

Many buildings and artworks have The Golden Ratio in them, such as the Parthenon in Greece, but it 

is not really known if it was designed that way.

Artists and photographers are all familiar with The Golden Ratio. They know that they should avoid 

placing the subject of a picture in the middle of a frame. 

The Golden Ratio principle recognizes that the most pleasing arrangements require dividing the length 

of an area between 1/2 and 1/3. For example, if you are creating a vignette or a tabletop arrangement, 

don’t place it directly in the center of a table or shelf. Placing accessories off-center is ultimately 

more visually appealing.

a detailed explanation click

How to arrange pictures on the wall.

The the technical terms of the home furnishing planning process

are @  checklist how to plan the furnishing of your apartment


Time to roll up one's sleeves and get to work!

1.) First of all the analyses.


What do you want and what do you have?

What are your space needs?
What are the existing conditions?
Where are the plumbing, gas and sewage lines?

The Checklist

  1. Budget
2. Time
          3. Works sequence
           4. Hidden problems
                          5. Design style and functionality
        6. Measurements
      7. Contractor
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For kitchen, bathroom and toilet
                          a. Plumbing fixtures and features
       b. Ventilation
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                           8.  Cabinets, storage and shelving
               9.  Walls and flooring
    10. Lighting
       11. Accessories
       12. Final clean

There is a logical order in which renovation 
works should be undertaken. My f for furnishing
serves with a detailed planning model.


2.) Space Planing


There are tree basic areas within a home. The public zone. The work zone and the private zone.

1.Consider your lifestyle!
      2.Consider public and private spaces.
        3.Traffic patterns. Don't let paths of travel be an afterthought.
          4.Finally "The Divine Spark". The task: To concoct a mixture consisting 
          of 
          space, 
          furniture, light and accessories.


          This matrix is a great help for making ones decision. 

          3.) Connect the surfaces.


          Continuing the wall color onto the ceiling is especially effective where there is no crown molding installed to act as a transition. 

          Home design expert Cindy Lee Bergersen wrote on Hamptons.com that painting the walls and ceiling the same color eliminates the distraction 

          of a color shift. The result is that the walls will seem higher in what she called "a seamless room without borders."


          A simple stencil design on the ceiling and walls where they meet is another way to bring the two together. 

          In rooms with cathedral 


          ceilings and high windows, 

          homeowners can add some architectural interest by installing cornices or 

          valances.  


          They can be matched  to a room's 

          wood 

          floors in a natural 

          finish or painted to match wall color or the shades or curtains hung with them.


          In a room where there are high walls with several windows of varying dimensions, Bergersen suggested using custom drapery 

          to correct this imbalance by making the drapery panel lengths consistent.


          4.) Visual weight or balancing task.


          The concept: Successful design incorporates proper scale, proportion and balance.
           Balance in a room literally means when you walk in, you don't feel as if the room's
           weight is on one side; rather it's well-distributed. Walls should feel that way, too.

          Visual weight isn't actual weight. In the world of design, a large dark tapestry can "weigh" 
          as much as a tome-filled bookcase. The more visual weight something has, the more it engages 
          your eye.
          Two types of balance. Balance can be symmetrical or asymmetrical. Symmetrical balance is 
          usually more formal and means both sides of a room match. Think of two sofas facing 
          each other. Asymmetrical balance is more informal, as when a sofa faces 
          two chairs.
          Adding visual weight. When a room or wall feels off balance, try one of these ways
           to add weight in the light spots: Paint the wall darker, because dark colors weigh more 
          visually than light colors; cover the wall with texture, such as drapery, tapestry, stone,
           brick or wood; hang a large, striking piece of art, which can carry the same visual weight
           as a chest of drawers; try a sculpture or tree, because items with irregular edges hold 
          the eye more (so are visually heavier) than objects with straight lines.

        • Thick vs. Thin  
        • Patterns vs. Solid  
        • Skirted vs. Unskirted  
        • Opaque vs. Transparent



        •  Light - lightning design.



          For each room or area to be lighted, consider the activities that will take place there . We make distinction 
          between ambient 
          lightning, 
          accent lightning, task lightning.
           
          Ambient lighting is also known as general lighting, as it gives the room an overall glow.

          Accent lighting is the touch that gives a room its polished look.

          Task lighting is just what it sounds like: a focused light that’s great for putting a bright spotlight on a 
          particular 
          task.

          For a detailed information about lightning design
          visit D for design/lightning design here on my page.
           




          5.) Decorating.


          -Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what 
          you 
          love-

          -Nate Berkus

          Decorating is particularly suitable for this purpose.
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           1.Decorative 

          accessories. Decorative accessories have one job; to look good!


           
          2.Functional accessories. Lamps, lighting fixtures like pendants and 
          clocks
           
          chandeliers, 
          books, 
          breadboards, mirrors, window blinds, shades and curtains.

          Whereabouts, tips and tricks @ my 
          How to arrange home accessories



          6.) Adjacencies



           What are your space relationships? Once you have determined 

          the right size for each space, figure out which spaces need to 

          be near each other - these are called adjancies.



          The perfect match.



          Visual Weight or Balancing Task, Decorating and Adjacencies are 
          closely interlinked and must be considered as a whole.


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