Some call it an eye for design that can’t be taught whilst the Greeks had it down to a fine art and even had a formula to prove it – their golden ratio algorithm has been used for everything from the explanation of beauty to the building of the pyramids. Despite this difference in opinion on proportion, what can’t be disputed is the defining design element’s effect on the overall appearance of a room. It’s the difference between an aesthetically strong environment and a lacklustre one; an outstanding design and a nondescript design.
Like any principle of design, many factors – scale, colour, pattern, mass, shape and texture – play a part in how rooms proportions are communicated. Discover the intricacies of the professional skill with the help of some truly outstanding interior examples. Learning and eye candy – what’s not to love?