HOCO HACK: 'A-GRADE' STYLING HACKS

Styling a surface generally involves grouping of objects together to create a visual feast. We call these 'clusters' or 'clustering'. Whether it is the styling of a coffee table, a bookshelf or a mantle, there is a HOCO-HACK for making the styling work every time. All it requires is some simple visualisation.

We want you to visualise a capital 'A'. The capital 'A' has a broad base that tapers to a narrow top. Now I want you to imagine the capital 'A' when you start creating your cluster.

📸  A is for Awesome

Grab your tallest object first and position it with some space either side. Then you can grab your next shorter piece and nestle it next to it. Repeat on the other side. You can keep adding pieces as long as it creates the capital 'A' shape. If you think of the horizontal line in the capital A, this is where the main focal point is.

Here are some successful examples:

📸 Coffee table , Plants , Bookshelf

Your capital 'A' doesn't have to be the same each time, in fact, its more interesting to mix it up, especially if you have multiple clusters on a bookshelf.

The capital 'A' may be short and fat.

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The capital 'A' may be tall and skinny.

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📸 styling


The capital 'A' may be lopsided and slope to one side. We call this the 'Drunken A'. You know how some people are more fun after a few drinks, sometimes the capital 'A' is too".

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📸 styling

Give it a go.

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