A harmonious life is one that is lived with the right balance. A balance between work and play, healthy food and treats, exercise and leisure. Yet we often need more than a set of industrial scales to work out where the balance lies. Likewise when it comes to your kitchen and living room , you need to find the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality.
At The Tile House we have the pleasure of working with Macgregor Forsyth, an interior, retail and corporate design company, who have been industry leaders since 1995. Their seamless designs create the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics. Macgregor Forsyth has generously shared their expertise and solution-based approach with us. It’s easier than you think to create your own lifestyle equilibrium.
For a moment let’s forget about the frills & frothy cappuccinos and start with the basics: Your kitchen is a space for the storage and preparation of food and disposal of waste products. Now ask yourself, what are the other requirements? Do you cook supper and supervise homework at the same time? Is entertainment a priority? How about recycling and functionality? Once you know what you needs are you can start with your wants. One size does not fit all, however the basic guidelines remain the same.
An open plan kitchen may flow into the living room, however it has a separate function and should have its own identity. The living room, once known as the parlour, comes from the French word ‘parler’ to speak. While the kitchen is a buzz of activity, the living room should be a place to sink into a comfortable sofa, and feel the stresses of the day slip away. To create a haven, start with the feeling you’d like to evoke.
Whether it’s your kitchen or living room, the design needs to embrace your lifestyle and provide optimal functionality and aesthetic pleasure. We hope with Macgregor Forsyth’s guidance you’re one step closer to getting your home’s balance right. Now about that piece of chocolate cake for tea…