using elements of yoga’s harmony and
balance as inspiration, Blake Swanson
created an open and fresh live-work
space for her clients, twin sisters she
imagined as sharing a love of a relaxed
atmosphere in addition to their being
partners in a yoga attire company.
“On both floors, I worked with the
placement of similar textures, materials, shelving,
etc., on opposite sides of the
spaces to create this sense
of subtle symmetry, which
enforces not only that initial idea of balance, but also
harmony within the applications of the natural materials and
simple, fresh colors,” she says.
In a serene setting of neutral wood-
toned floors, ceiling details, and dis-
play shelving (ABOVE RIGHT), Swan-
son injected bright color to add a sense
of vibrancy. “I loved the overall project
and using yoga as a central theme with
neutral surfaces to create a sense of
relaxation,” says Swanson, who lives in
Concord, Massachusetts, and attended
Concord-Carlisle High School.
“I’ve always been interested in
anything creative,” she says. “I did
architectural courses in high school.
One of my mom’s best friends owns her
own small residential firm. When she
noticed I was interested, she would talk
to me about it. I realized how interior
design ties in to architecture, and I love
that interior design is something you
can create that will impact everyday
life.” Now in her junior year at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Swanson
hopes to one day run her own residential design business.
Bachelor of Science
in Interior Design
of Technology, 2018