The word “home” has a million meanings. It may be your place for relaxing or entertaining. Maybe it is the concept of time spent with friends and family. No matter what comes to mind when you think of home, there’s one important thing that is a constant: YOU!
When it comes to creating an environment in which you feel at home, our number one goal is to make sure your home is a reflection of your personality. Whether your style is eclectic, modern, traditional, bohemian, or anything in between, we create a home that’s tailored to you. The design team and I spend time getting to know you: how you live, your favorite style, colors you love (or not!), what you collect, if you entertain or just like to relax, etc… All this information ensures that your home truly represents you!
Let’s dive into a few of the things you can do to show off your style at home in a livable and timeless way.
Display your collectibles
If you collect artifacts or art from your travels, have family heirlooms or wish to display something you’re passionate about, we can showcase it in a thoughtful and intentional way. Your collections allow your personality to flow through the space. For example, these artifacts collected from client’s euro-Asian travels add color, pattern and visual interest to this neutral space. I love the richness that pieces like these add to a room.
Your background can play a huge part in the design of your space as well. This gorgeous space was inspired by the client’s Indian background. The art collection, layered textures, pops of bold colors and the ornate, architectural cocktail table and stools make the room feel comfortable and inviting.
Take a deep dive into your style
When it comes to finding the perfect style for your home, many of our clients prefer to mix two or more. This is where we come up with looks we lovingly call “Electric Grandma” or “Traditional with a twist”. In the image above, this easy-going airy sitting space is a little boho and a little glam. The gold mirrors, the natural woven King and Queen chairs, and the client’s beloved portrait of Gandhi welcome you in and make you want to sit down and say “Ohmmmmmm”.
Make sure YOU are in the space
Mixing in touches that are 100% you – like a favorite piece of artwork or your signature color – make the space feel approachable and unique. Our client’s love for bright colors and prints served as the inspiration for this living room. We turned the homeowner’s wedding portrait into a wall-sized focal point to show off the playful, yet quirky side of the homeowners.
One unexpected way to incorporate your personality is to customize your appliances.This Union Jack flag refrigerator from S M E G is a not-so-subtle nod to the client’s British heritage. Talk about a conversation piece that really functions!
Express that personality!
So, whether you decide to show off your collection of antique teacups, hang a macrame hammock on the patio, or paint the room your favorite shade of pea green, don’t be afraid to get personal! Your home is all about you and your guests will love the opportunity to learn about your wild – or relaxed – side!
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