By Design of Your Life
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Do you gravitate to bold colors and patterns or neutral palettes and organic textures? Do you like highly structured pieces or flowing layers?
Close your eyes and start listing adjectives to describe how you want your space to look and feel. That's how I started to design my latest commercial project.
Rustic, comfortable, lived in, repurposed accessories, warm wood tones
shades of blue, tan, & white, natural fibers/ textures, bright & airy
classic, layered, mixing patterns, ornate furniture
bold, full of color & textures, global, pattern on pattern, greenery
1950s-60s, clean lines, warm woods, graphic patterns, form & function
minimalism, clean lines, light wood, light colors
Other Styles Include: Industrial, Art Deco, Contemporary, French Country, Modern
Take what you've learned from your clothing, list of adjectives describing the vibe you want in your space, and the design styles you're drawn to after learning about them, and search Pinterest with this information. Start looking for common themes.
The reclaimed wood and big furniture of the Farmhouse Style mixed with the wrought iron & black accents, clean lines, mixed metals, and layered organic textures of modern industrial style.
TIP: Consider Mixing Styles
The clean contemporary lines share a space with the curved, more ornate lines of traditional design. Neutral palettes are mixed with pops of color and/or visually interesting, though monochromatic textural layers.