So much of design is about the process. And then on top of that we have to consider our design principles. When coming into a project on an existing piece of property it is a true challenge to bring in similar elements of an existing home and create a design that has harmony.
The best way to achieve a good design is to create a rhythm with existing materials. That should be the start of your pallet. Find elements that you enjoy already. Then repeat them. Without adding too many new materials into a project all the while staying consistent with the design concept you can achieve something that looks well put together. It will look complete and cohesive not as though you’ve piece together some great ideas you’ve seen down the road.