Monday, October 1, 2012

What's Your Style?

Everybody has particular preferences when it comes to decorating their own home be it for example...elaborate or minimal, ornate or simplistic, French nordic or English country.  Following are some different categories of interior decorating - see which one appeals to you most.



Cleverly Cluttered

 
This is the display of an avid collector, the dramatic red walls contrast nicely with the furniture, art, china, treasures and personal momentos.



Distinctly Ornate
 
Lots of architectural elements with a distinct 18th century flavour, elegant chandeliers, gilt mirrors, ornate furniture and statuary all help to create unabashed exotica

 
Light and space
 
 
Each of the elements in this room have been chosen for their colour, pattern and texture.  Plain walls, strong pure colours, natural textures with minimal decorative detailing.
 
 
Classic Shabby Chic

 
 Rachel Ashwell has firmly cemented herself as the Queen of Shabby Chic style - faded florals, white washed walls, neutral slipcovers, scuffed furniture contribute to an atmosphere which is soothing and welcoming
 
French Nordic

 
Nina Hartmann has had a huge influence in creating this extremely popular French Nordic style look, incorporating antique and vintage wares.  Furnishings are never grand, rooms are always whitewashed, 19th C provincial style furniture is preferred and colours ever so restful 
 
Minimal
 
Minimal rooms are devoid of mess with all but a few objects chosen for a purpose.  It is a space in which you see everything clearly.  Surfaces must be flawless, details precise. 
 
Designer Decorated


This is a light, relaxing room, despite being full of both plain and patterned colour.  With professional help, it is this immaculate attention to detail that creates the air of sheer unadulterated luxury. 
 
English Country

 
Beautiful English Country sitting room - quality of furniture and fabric.  Pale pink damask sofa amply smothered in beautiful cushions.  Lush greenery and nothing worn or faded so the room retains its comfortable tranquillity.
 
French Country


Shutters at the windows, cotton furnishings, and the simple simplicity of a natural brick paved floor . Restful colours and the furniture is light enough to be moved outdoors in the warm summer months,  The gorgeous chandelier adds to the countrified sophistication.