One of the fundamental objectives in design is to create balance, no matter the discipline — landscape design, product design, interior design. There are elements to consider, a check list of sorts to follow. The approach is not set in stone and guidelines exist, yet there’s a need for a creative eye that may be learnt but is more often innate.
I’ve asked designers how this works for them and received a variety of answers: color, pattern, lines, context, proportion, functionality. Essentially it comes down to relying on or having a sixth sense or a third eye: you know or see when something is in balance… or not.
That’s not to say every element has to be perfect; symmetry can be obtained through a varied palette of color, texture and shape. Using nature for inspiration, I went about looking for clues and found a few images to share.
How does your eye see these images?
— Debbie Hindman