I signed up for another swap (as you do) and as part of it we had to try to define our style.
I found this rather tricky actually.So I thought I’d put it to you.
I think my style is a bit of a mix. In terms of design I adore the illustration aesthetic of the 60s and 70s I also LOVE art nouveau as a design period, particularly the furniture.
In our house my kitchen is my favourite room in terms of the general decor and way it looks and works.
At an op-shop I seldom go past a cute jug (I am discriminate though I don’t just buy any jug) and I am building up a collection of cute side plates. I’m not a matchy-matchy type – I am energised and excited by variety, beauty, colour and I quite like the unexpected in design.
I’m not really kitsch in my understanding of the term. My taste seems to veer a little towards the French Country/Shabby Chic but with a good dose of colour and a slighty 50s Cath Kidston vibe and definitely a bit of something else too – Dr Suess perhaps??
In terms of colour and palate I am absolutely in love with blues and greens in all their hues and I love a monochromatic palate (by that I mean variations all in the same colours not a neutral palate).
I love teaspoons (I blame my Dad for that, he’s the same!), woollen blankets, pretty glasses, aprons, doilies and bric-a-brac like ribbons and lace. Of course I COLLECT buttons!
In craft and fabric I like houses, trees, paisley and birds. I also love filmy translucent fabric.
In clothing I love the silhouette of the 50s and the femininity. I think the 20s and 30s are super elegant but I am aware they are for a figure that isn’t mine.
I’m also rather partial to a good quote and a melt-my-heart Bible verse. Good things in = good things out, that’s my philosophy – words, relationships, thoughts, food.
For me a successful home is one that tells a story about its owners even if you walked through without them there. I especially find bookshelves and art choices fascinating when I go to people’s houses.
What influences your decor? What items are you always buying/ thinking about/ tempted to steal? What colour always makes you smile.