Since their inception in 2002, the Balance Design team prides themselves on careful listening and teamwork with clients who value innovative design and the positive lifestyle impact that accompanies it. Utilizing environmentally sustainable materials, local artists and craftspeople, hand knotted rugs, and unique furnishings, a Balance Design space is one-of-a-kind!
Balance Design is more than just a group of designers. They are a collaborative team of creatives and analysts working to provide not just beautiful design, but also a memorable and enjoyable experience. Fostering client's confidence in their point of view while gently expanding design horizons is their calling, and they form relationships that last for years.
The dining room’s dark green walls, coral accents and touches of gold and brass took their cues from the room’s tile-work. Balance Design created a high-contrast space with massive elements like vertical panels painted by Steve McKenzie and an oversize gold chandelier. “We’re not afraid of bold and a little bit over the top,” says Stephanie Andrews, the firm’s founder. The serpent motif in the tile, which was designed by the homeowner, pushed the design toward Asian, with dragon ginger jars and chinoiserie napkins. Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green added to the intrigue as showhouse visitors questioned whether the walls were black, blue or green. The five- person team delivered a dining room experience with a focus on opposites, such as juxtaposing the antique table with modern chairs. “We love to collaborate, and so there’s more richness there than one note,” she says.
QUILTED STITCH CHAIRS Direct Furniture RATTAN CHAIRS SEAT FABRIC Schumacher ARTWORK Steve McKenzie CHANDELIER, BRASS CANDLE HOLDERS Verde Home CHINOISERIE NAPKINS WITH LEATHER RINGS AND CUSHIONS Schumacher DRAGON GINGER JARS AND JADE FOO DOGS Trinity Mercantile & Design Co. PAINT Farrow & Ball Studio Green through Verde Home WINDOW PANEL FABRIC Kasmir Fabrics + Furnishings HARDWARE Highland Forge MIRROR Anthropologie BRASS FLATWARE CB2 JAPANESE SNOWBELL TREES Pike Nurseries TABLESCAPE GREENERY Cut Flower Wholesale