My sister just moved to a new house in LA. Two months ago (and counting), we’ve been on the phone with me answering her questions that entailed numerical answers: measurements to be more exact. I get these all the time from friends and family. I am happy to help but sometimes there are issues that prevent a straight answer and are to be dealt with on a case to case basis.
Then I chanced upon this article from In Style magazine’s September 2015 issue. I was surprised to see something I expect from a Time-Saver Standards book in a fashion magazine. There is a lot of cross referencing in home design and fashion (always a woman’s turf). So instead of reading about the perfect knee length for an A-line skirt or the perfect heel height for the maxi dress, there it was- three pages of basic information. What is the height that shows off your painting for better appreciation and what height is best for light sconces to be at to accentuate your facial features ?
It’s a cheat sheet to those how far, how high and how much questions in basic design speak. And for those situations that are not the norm, well.. . you know how to reach me.
Article from In Style magazine, September 2015 issue.