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Focal Points – And Why Every Piece Can’t Be the Star of the Design



In the world of interior design, focal points reign supreme, offering a captivating element that draws the eye and anchors the space. Yet, achieving the perfect balance between highlighting these key features and overwhelming the design can be a delicate endeavor. This week we are exploring how Timeless Design by Kate FitzGerald-Wilks creates designs that are both striking and harmonious. 


Picture a regal canopy bed reigning over a bedroom, its presence commanding attention with majestic allure. While it deserves to be the star, overcrowding the space with numerous statement pieces can detract from its splendor. Instead, our team will opt for a select few supporting elements, such as elegant bedside tables and subtle artwork, to complement the bed without overshadowing its grandeur. By exercising restraint, we allow the focal point to shine while maintaining a serene and cohesive atmosphere.


“If you have too many stars in a space you won’t be able to appreciate any of them.” says principal designer Kate FitzGerald-Wilks.


In the heart of a living room, a striking fireplace beckons with warmth and character, begging to be admired. Yet, surrounding it with an array of attention-grabbing decor can create a visual cacophony, detracting from its inherent charm. Instead, Kate will curate a selection of furnishings and accents that enhance the focal point without overwhelming it. Think cozy seating arrangements, tasteful artwork, and understated decor accents that allow the fireplace to remain the centerpiece of the space.


In a culinary haven, the focal point often revolves around the cooking area and hood, where culinary delights take center stage. However, cluttering the space with too many decorative elements can disrupt the flow and functionality of the kitchen. By integrating supporting decor that enhances the focal point, we can help your kitchen maintain a sense of harmony and organization. We would consider sleek countertops, minimalist shelving, and subtle accent pieces that accentuate the culinary focal point without distracting from it.


For spaces adorned with captivating artwork, your walls themselves become a focal point, inviting admiration and contemplation. Yet, surrounding the artwork with an abundance of decorative items can diminish its impact and create visual chaos. Instead, opt for a minimalist approach, choosing furnishings and accents that complement the artwork without competing for attention. By allowing the artwork to take center stage, you create a gallery-like atmosphere that is both captivating and serene.


In outdoor settings, natural focal points such as lush gardens or breathtaking views deserve to be celebrated without distraction. However, cluttering the space with too many decor elements or harsh colors can disrupt the tranquility of the environment. Instead, Team Timeless will opt for a curated selection of outdoor furnishings and accents that harmonize with the surroundings, allowing the natural focal point to remain the star of the show. Think comfortable seating arrangements, subtle lighting, and minimalist decor accents that enhance the outdoor oasis without overwhelming it.


While supporting decor is essential in enhancing focal points, it is equally important to exercise restraint to avoid overwhelming the design of your home. By carefully curating your selection of decor elements, Timeless Design by Kate FitzGerald-Wilks can strike the perfect balance, allowing focal points to shine while maintaining a sense of harmony and cohesion. So, let’s start building up the focal points in your home today!


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