WHAT STYLE AM I?
Traditional or Classic design is considered to be timeless. Quality craftsmanship is one of the key elements of traditional styling. Period furniture, luxurious fabrics and rich colors unite, creating an elegant and formal ambience that never goes out of style. The comforting elegance of grander times and the classic furnishing designs of gracious living converge into a traditional style that is clearly America’s most popular decorating style.
Transitional style of decor is a combination of traditional and contemporary furniture, color, finishes, materials and fabrics equating to a classic and it is a timeless interior design. Furniture lines are simple yet sophisticated featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles. Fabric can range from graphic patterns on overstuffed sofas to textured chenilles on sleek wood frames.
Contemporary or Modern design is simple, clean and offers an uncluttered look. Individual pieces of furniture are essentials of contemporary style. This style is sleek, stark and spacious with angular and geometric lines. Modernists create a cool, clean and sculpted look. Contemporary style is simple and refined using color schemes for their effect rather than their coordination.
French country interior design is inspired by sunny, rural, Southern France. Like the French countryside itself, these rooms create a warm and inviting home setting. These rooms typically use nondescript furnishings, often half-finished, and abundant woods and natural materials on surfaces. Typical colors include lavender and deep eggplant, sunflower yellow and deep azure blue. Fabrics are also brightly colored, usually with a small floral or animal print. Country French country furniture includes large plank-style dining tables surrounded by caned chairs or benches, a massive carved armoire, and a four-poster bed.
Shabby chic was a term coined by a fantastic interior designer by the name of Rachel Ashwell in the late 1980s. This style of design combines old, worn household items and furniture handed down from the 1900s to the 1950s that are then tidied up with care and painted white. The shabby chic décor is all about chipped and peeling paint, furniture items that are weathered looking, vintage linens, floral fabrics such as slipcovers and lots of white everywhere for a clean, lived-in feeling that is comfortable. The end result is elegant simplicity.
Eclectic style is self-defining, because it enriches itself from varied sources. Eclectic mixes and integrates old and new, creating a vibrant, layered look that varies from room to room. This style is an orchestra of color, textures, patterns, fabrics, all incorporated into one unique and individualistic style.