What is your design style? Do you know?
What is your design style? Do you know? Mine has morphed over the years. Since I like so many different types of design I guess you would call my style “Eclectic”. Yes, that really is one style category, thank goodness.
Growing up I was primarily exposed to a traditional environment. The furniture was traditional, and the art was traditional realism. But I always had an interest in all areas of architecture and interior design. In college I majored in Interior Design and Marketing and started to gravitate more to contemporary and modern style. When I went to work for a Herman Miller dealer that is when a love for eclectic modern was cemented in me. But I still love those unique antique finds.
My home is a combination of some handed down antique pieces, classic modern and contemporary with a little retro added in. This is what classifies my design style as “Eclectic”. Somehow it all seems to work together!
So, what is your design style? If you are not sure maybe it’s one of these 9 style types:
1. Art Deco
Popular in the 20’s and 30’s. This style features sleek lines, geometric shapes and the use of materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, leather, lacquer, inlaid wood, chrome hardware and glass tops.
2. Arts and Craft
Frank Lloyd-Wright helped to popularize this movement which became prevalent between 1910-1925, and is still popular today. Simple form and organic materials are the primary focus. Unpainted wood is predominant along with vertical and horizontal lines
- Inspired by water and the ocean. The emphasis is on nautical and a beach – theme. The feel is light and breezy, primarily using whites and blues.