What's My Style?

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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.

Victorian

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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 

Craftsman

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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.

Industrial

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Light and breezy,

Nautical-themed decor,

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

Beach

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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

Scandinavian

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Reflects classic European decor,

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

Traditional

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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.

Southwestern

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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.

Eclectic

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Arches

Columns

Ornate features including furniture

Tile and brick

Earth tones

Large furniture

interior balconies

Tall ceilings (not always, but it’s no uncommon)

Curves.

Mediterranean

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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.

Rustic

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Decor has a soft, feminine feel,

Vintage fabrics and items,

Distressed and painted furnishings,

Whitewashed and pickling floors,

Pale palettes, and

Floral prints.

Romantic

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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

Farm House

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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.

Contemporary

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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

Modern

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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

Midcentury

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Asymmetry,

Altar-like alcoves,

Reference to nature,

Chinoiserie furniture,

Natural materials,

Simplicity,

Clean lines,

Circle motif,

Orchids

Asian

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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.

Transitional

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  • 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. 

Boho Chic