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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Keeping it Simple

Plato has dominated my entire morning with a cup of coffee and a quote. So here goes with my interpretation of his important philosophy when he said, “Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity.”

Successful design always achieves balance with a level of simplicity. Outdoor living spaces should reflect your personality yet not overwhelm your visitor. The challenge of any design is capturing the basic elements without clutter. But finding simple isn’t always easy. This is where we get hung up on little details that blur the bigger picture. Sometimes we need an objective viewpoint to remove the unnecessary and enhance the hidden. That’s why design professionals are brought inside as well as out – to achieve a composition with flow and rhythm less the clutter. An effective design consultant should demystify your plan, navigating you through the process by breaking down a project into simple components. Design is an important aspect to our everyday lives yet it is a real head scratcher for the novice. The moral of the story: when the rudder gets stuck, sometimes you just need a little push in the right direction. In the words of Plato, “Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity.”
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