Artistic Interior Design: Symmetry in Your Whole Home Remodel or New Home

Symmetry is a guiding principle in design, creating a sense of order and precision. Balanced spaces are harmonious and make us feel calm and relaxed. On the other hand, too much symmetry can make a home feel dated or uncomfortably formal – picture a room with matching sofas, end tables, and lamps facing each other in a mirror image. A professional designer helps you achieve just the right balance of symmetry and asymmetry for your home. Here are some examples to inspire.

Mid-Century Modern View
The Mid-Century inspired home features incredible panoramic views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The new open floor plan was carefully designed to maximize and frame the view from every vantage point. In this nook looking out on the backyard, precise symmetry frames the view in abundant natural light.

Modern Retreat
Symmetry is key to the success of this master bedroom retreat. Storage was significantly increased behind the sliding glass doors. The balanced lighting and the focal point art above the bed add sculptural elegance. The space is now a calm and orderly oasis where the clients can truly relax.

Harmonious Arches
The engaging curb appeal of this traditional home evokes the character of a Spanish-style spa resort the clients were inspired by during a West Coast trip. A new second level was added to their existing 1970s home with two bathrooms replacing an original master suite. Indoor and outdoor living space was added to the back of the home. Arches creating a covered patio effect are a distinguishing feature of the home’s new front exterior.

Symmetry is a concept many of us like and respond to positively without always knowing what it is – that’s because symmetry affects the subconscious part of our mind. It’s that feeling that a space just “feels right.” Whatever your particular vision for your whole home remodel or new home, our unified team of architects, designers, and craftsman help bring your dreams into reality.