What's My Style?
Need help identifying your personal design style? With all the inspiration out there, uncovering your style can be overwhelming. Maybe you are drawn to several styles- that's okay too! This is meant to be a style guide to get your creative juices flowing.
Asymmetrical designs Vibrant colors Decorative trim Textured wall surfaces with complex patterns from wall-to-ceiling wallpapers to luxurious fabrics Elaborate and massive furniture Extravagant accessories and Bay windows, sometimes with stained glass panels, walk-out versions or built-in bench.
Casement or recessed windows with ornamental grillwork facing the street, Mix upholstery finished and textiles, Bold, vibrant, warm colors Accessories made up of dark-colored cast ironmongery, candles, dried flowers, sculptures, animal skins, pottery pieces. Large wall murals Painted thick wood furnishings Floors made of rustic brick or terra cotta tiles or mosaic with patterned rugs.
Open spaces or open floor plans, Unusual layouts, Use of natural light, Neutral colors, Metal accent pieces, Textured and natural fabric, Very light or very dark wood tones, and Lighting design used as an artistic statement.
Open floor plan Built-in wood elements such as cabinetry, fireplace mantles, bookcases, etc. Handcrafted woodwork including exposed ceiling beams. Use of natural materials such as wood, stone, brick, glass and tile. Windows are showcased Color scheme: earth tones
Varied palette with a few grounding neutrals, Different pieces in the room are tied together with paint, fabric or a more refined or roughed-up finish, and Defined by contrasts and variety.
Absence of ornament, other than Art Intentional asymmetry, No clutter or chaos, open floor plan
Neutrals with primary colors and bold color contrasts, Geometric-patterned or plain area rugs, Furniture pieces have clean lines and basic shapes, made of materials like metal, chrome, or glass and are streamlined with polished, smooth and sleek surfaces
Raw and unfinished look, A mix of grays, neutrals and rustic colors, Utilitarian objects, Large sectionals, Antique or light fixtures with metal finishes, Use of vintage and old factory and laboratory pieces, Wood and metal surfaces, and Concrete flooring.
Arches Columns Ornate features including furniture Tile and brick Earth tones Large furniture interior balconies Tall ceilings (not always, but it’s not uncommon) Curves.
Must be Midcentury on the outside or inside for this design style to work. It’s a package deal. Clean lines Sparsely furnished with smaller pieces of furniture 1950s or 1960s nostalgia Neutral Color Schemes Natural Wood Few Accessories Plants as Accessories
Light and breezy, Nautical-themed décor, All white backdrop; borrow colors from sand, surf and shells; Décor crafted from natural fibers and organic materials, Wickers tools, rattan furniture and beds with a natural oak frame, and Window coverings showcase natural light Splashes of bright colors, esp Blues
Exposed ceiling beams, Use of reclaimed wood, Exposed stone wall, Wooden flooring, Cowhides, sheepskins and simple neutral-colored natural fabrics, Distressed and handcrafted items, Wood-burning fireplace, and Prominent staircases.
Asymmetry, Altar-like alcoves, Reference to nature, Chinoiserie furniture, Natural materials, Simplicity, Clean lines, Circle motif, Orchids
Predominantly white, Bright color accessories Large mirrors, Principles of symmetry, Furniture pieces are functional and stylish but not too trendy and contemporary, Use of light colored wood and warm colors, Light wood flooring dressed up with rugs in subtle color
Décor has a soft, feminine feel, Vintage fabrics and items, Distressed and painted furnishings, Whitewashed and pickling floors, Pale palettes, and Floral prints.
Curved furnishings with straight-lined lacquered finishes, Limited use of accessories, Use of impactful art as focal points, Neutral color palette, and Textural elements such as wood, glass, lacquer, rattan, fabric, steel and metal.
Reflects classic European décor, Elaborate moldings and wood paneling, Built-in cabinetry, Elegant furnishings and antique pieces, Pairings of furniture and accessories, Neutral palette with vibrant colors for furniture and accent pieces, Expensive textiles like silk, velvet, cashmere or comfy fabrics like cotton or linen, Intricate tile and wood floor patterns
All white look, Dominant fireplace, Open shelves and cabinets, Cozy fabrics, natural materials Vintage, reclaimed or heritage accessories, Vintage furniture with a rustic flair, Tongue-and-groove paneling, shiplap Even ceilings with exposed reclaimed beams, Barn doors, wide plank floors
Free Expression, Colorful collections, Unconventional displays, Mix old with new, Unique and simple window coverings, Fill every space, Diversity in color and form, Art, books, furniture, fabrics, pillows, sculptures, plants, lamps, or whatever else makes your heart sing its free song, Cozy space- that of a well traveled, well lived person