A LESSON IN
ASYMMETRY as seen in andoy’s home, not every piece of furniture needs to match. lighting fixtures do not have to be placed in the exact same distance from one another. Decorator gwyn guanzon shares tips on how to achieve this without running the risk of looking cluttered or overly accessorized. 1. When mixing furnishings, stick to a common
denominator. The danger in not having matching furniture pieces, says gwyn, is that everything is an accent piece. “if you have so many accent pieces, puwede siyang maging fruit salad.” The common
denominator could be style or period, silhouette and form, or color palette. 2. Create a good mix based on these colors or silhouettes. in this particular home, color was a strong factor. You can also play around with style―check out the ragdoll effect on the fabric of the seats in the living room. 3. Even small pieces have
to be cohesive. The secret is to make sure the small pieces are composed well, so they do not look like clutter. andoy brings home all sorts of trinkets from his travels. he also has a vast collection of books, but they always have to be carefully arranged.