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!
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.
Does your home’s design take scale into consideration?