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To provide additional insight on my work, I invite you to learn more about the elements and principles of interior design.
– Cheryl Murphy, Designer


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Elements of Interior Design


line | element of interior design |interior and exterior design services by Cheryl Murphy

 

Line defines space with direction and movement, and implies style and mood. Vertical and horizontal lines define formality, while diagonal and spiral lines define movement and energy.

space | element of interior design |interior and exterior design services by Cheryl Murphy

 

Space is created by connecting three or more lines. Its form is three-dimensional and is comprised of time, length, width, depth and space.

texture | element of interior design |interior and exterior design services by Cheryl Murphy

 

Texture provides surface interest and its touch can invoke feelings. It alters space and light by being tactile or visual. Texture has gender qualities; rough surfaces are mixed with smooth and delicate ones.

light | element of interior design |interior and exterior design services by Cheryl Murphy

 

Light affects colour and texture, whether it be natural or man-made.

colour | element of interior design |interior and exterior design services by Cheryl Murphy

 

Colour is the essence of an area, and a tool to affect mood, emotion and attract the eye.



I invite you to see some of my designs on my hot elements page where I highlight which elements of interior design I used.


Principles of Design


scale | principle of design |interior and exterior design services by Cheryl Murphy

 

Scale is the relationship of objects to each other and to people.

proportion | principle of design |interior and exterior design services by Cheryl Murphy

 

Proportion is the relationship of parts to each other and to the whole area as well.

balance | principle of design |interior and exterior design services by Cheryl Murphy

 

Balance is the quality which creates equilibrium and where interacting forces find resolution.

rhythm | principle of design |interior and exterior design services by Cheryl Murphy

 

Rhythm is the quality that moves the eye from one area to another.

emphasis | principle of design |interior and exterior design services by Cheryl Murphy

 

Emphasis is a manner of drawing attention to something, giving it levels of importance.

unity | principle of design |interior and exterior design services by Cheryl Murphy

 

Unity expresses a consistent aim of using the elements and principles in a cohesive manner.



I invite you to see some of my designs on my cool designs page where I highlight which principles of interior design I used.