Need We Say More? Posts

A Nook to Read In

By: Stephanie Andrews

Photography by Christina Wedge for Balance Design.

Sometimes you just want a spot to steal away and lose yourself in a good book. Such was the case for our client in Atlanta’s historic Druid Hills neighborhood. The upstairs landing was the perfect spot for a cozy reading nook, complete with a custom built-in for her collection of books. A mid century chair and ottoman atop a colorful sari silk rug inspired our client to arrange her books by color, creating a cheerful rainbow effect.

Need We Say More? The Martha Mirror

By: Stephanie Andrews

Photo courtesy of Factory Italiana.

We love duality in design. The soft, colorful border of the Martha mirror paired with orbital lines creates a balance of ethereal whimsy and modern geometry. What’s more, Covi & Puccioni’s Factory Italiana handmade products are created in a centuries-old Murano glass chandelier factory in Italy. Modern furnishings + historic roots = WOW YES!!!

Need We Say More: Stunning Wet Room Tile

By Melody Richardson

We have all been fawning over this gorgeous wet room, featured by Domino Magazine, from the moment we laid eyes on it. The way the designer pulled the tile from the floor onto the accent wall, and even brought it up to create a feature on the ceiling, is such an inspiration. We are so looking forward to trying out this technique in a powder room, laundry, or perhaps even a mud room!

The New Organics

By: The Balance Design Team

We celebrate pattern and texture, and love materials that invigorate the senses of sight, smell, and touch. Roughened jute, natural linens, rich wood grains, and soft wools create a natural palette that relaxes the mind and soul. Sometimes keeping things simple and limiting visual sensory overload allows you to fall into a design and feel the zen of the surrounding environment.

Need We Say More: The Vertical Garden of Patrick Blanc

By Melody Richardson

Through all of this gloomy weather we’d like nothing more than to bask in the natural beauty of this vertical garden by the incredible Patrick Blanc. If only we had a space to create one of our own!

Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen for New York Botanical Gardens