In my opinion, styling plays the most important roll in design. Styling is the front man in the band, the Broadway star, the cherry on top of a Sunday. All the other stuff is needed and are the foundation for a great design, but styling provides the WOW factor.
Here are a few guidelines to help you with your next styling your next project:
• Designing in 3's or odd numbers is visually appealing (3 objects do not have to match)
• Keep continuity in color (use a paint chip strip to keep you in line)
All of which would not be palatable without styling.
I recently joined a group to help me eat healthy. To help myself with accountability, I vowed to post at least one meal everyday. I didn't want to post a dish that was plain or boring, as delicious as it may be, would the other members of the group believe me? I also wanted to inspire them to try my recipes and that isn't going to happen without a little styling ;)
I want to share with you my posts so far...
This is day 2 (Wah Wah)
Which meal is most appealing to you visually?
My guess is, day 2 probably isn't it.
Did you ever wonder why they put parsley on your plate in restaurants & think "what a waste"? Did you know that it is a palette cleanser & breath freshener?
That's not why they add it though, it's styling!!!
Next time you plate your meal, try styling it and see if you don't sit a little taller with pride and confidently smile with each bite!
Do you need help styling?
Here are my suggestions to get you started:
If you want to learn more about my healthy living group:
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic, feel free to comment ;)