Today’s blog post about scale is inspired by my longtime friend, artist Patrick Ganino.  Patrick and I go way back — he started his path as an artist around the same time I launched my interior design firm.  Patrick has designed beautiful murals and decorative finishes for my clients, so I am always happy to see what projects he’s taking on.  Right now, Patrick is painting an enormous exterior mural on the back of the Metro Movies building in Middletown.  If you find yourself driving through Middletown on Route 9, you’re sure to notice this new addition to the scenery!

Patick and I in front of his mural, a work in progress.

Patick and I in front of his mural, a work in progress.

How's this for scale!

How’s this for scale!

I stopped by to visit Patrick while he was working on the mural, and seeing such huge art up close got me thinking about how important scale is in interior design.  In interior design, large scale and fewer pieces can create drama and reduce clutter.  In a two story foyer or a room with cathedral ceiling, use exceptionally tall pieces or accentuate the scale of the space with artwork.

This bedroom with a cathedral ceiling has a tall armoire for scale. By Thompson Custom Homes.

This bedroom with a cathedral ceiling has a tall armoire for scale. By Thompson Custom Homes.

Large works of art give this living room a great sense of scale.

Large works of art give this living room a great sense of scale. From Wayne Windham Architects.

Does your home’s design take scale into consideration?

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