Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Signature Style

I've been obsessed with interior design for years and just as with fashion, I now know what looks good on me . . . and what looks good in my house. I know that this chest would work beautifully, I wish it were mine.


I still enjoy looking at all the different styles, from vintage modern to country cottage, but I don't easily get side tracked. I am past the trends! At the same time, I don't encourage anyone to become frozen in time either. Edit. Add. Refresh. A room is never "done". Our homes are our own individual canvases, you will in time, learn, that you don't have to try everything that is new. I find this image very interesting, but it does not fit me.


The owner of this room knows their "Signature Style". A person who knows their own style will stay true to what they love, caring less what the rest are doing. They know what feels good and what is comfortable to them. The personal journey of searching has ended , and it feels GREAT!

I love this style so much and would love to think that it would fit into my humble adobe . . . but in truth, it is most likely a bit too rough. Do you know what your Signature Style is? How would you describe it? Could you define it in 5 words? If so, CELEBRATE ! If not, don't give up, keep searching, it will come. My style in 5 words . . . Old world, warm, unpretentious, uncluttered and patina. What are your 5 words?



32 comments:

  1. Rustic, elegant, aged, royal and comfortable. "The Gilded Barn" totally suits our home and the look we are working to achieve.

    Great pics!

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  2. Hum...lets see, rustic, cozy, vintage, victorian, western....crazy huh, but I love a bit of lots of things! Come say hi :D

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  3. ok, here I'll play....
    eclectic, comfortable, collected,loved and worn
    :)

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  4. FAB pictures. I love when you post.

    Ok to describe my ever evolving look:
    Vintage
    Minimalist
    Nautical
    English Study

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  5. These are great pictures Vicky. I love the last one! Five words to describe my style: comfortable, vintage, elegantly rustic, patina, lived in. I know, that's more than 5 words!

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  6. Antique French~European enchanting eclectic lovely. Hyphenated words count as one, right? :-)

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  7. Warm, inviting, comfortable, clean, minimal

    I love pulling rooms together with interesting fabrics and furniture.
    Eclectic to be sure, with traditional bones.
    xx

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  8. Vicki, great post I would describe my style as, Traditional with a twist, Understated Elegance, Fresh, Airy,Spring-like and hopefully Inviting. This is at least what I hope I achieve in my home.I wrote a post in Jan that I have not posted yet on my likes and disl-likes that would probably explain this better. I have it slotted for next week. After you read it I bet you can tell me exactly what I am, Kathysue

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  9. "..a room is never done" Love this.

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  10. Love this post, dang you are good! My five words: colorful, casual, eclectic, fresh, fun!

    LeAnn:)

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  11. American Farmhouse meets French Country in Nantucket.
    I know that's seven words, but it's the way I've been describing "my style" for a few years now. A mishmash of my favorite cottage elements from each of those types.
    Great post.

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  12. Comfortable, inviting, well-worn, mish-mash and cluttered. Not necessarily what I would wish for but what has become over the years with impulse buys, family pieces and inherited (with house) bits we can't afford to replace!!!!

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  13. ... comfort
    ... texture
    ... vintage (stuff with stories)
    ... organized clutter (love collections)
    ... tad of romance

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  14. Tradtional, eclectic, with european and southern influences! Darn...I went over :)

    Fun, thought provoking post!!!

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  15. warm, comfortable, eclectic, always evolving. That chest could come live at my house !

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  16. Hi Vicky,
    Love this! Well, because I shop so much at thrift stores, I buy a lot of good old classic, well made furniture. And then the slipcovers are practical. So I guess my style leans towards, casual, classic lines, comfortable, fresh. I'll also add it's pretty fun too.
    xo, Kelly

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  17. Relaxed, traditional, timeless, comfortable, Patricia.:-)

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  18. What a great post. Makes you have to think. I would say my style is traditional, chic country, colorful, eclectic, casually elegant.

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  19. In five words....Classic - Contemporary - Casual - Comfortable - unCluttered.
    Basically I'm a 'Transitional' kind of gal. :)

    Fun post Vicky. -Brenda-

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  20. fresh, aged, sentimental, romantic, breezy

    I am striving to accomplish 2 goals in my home:
    1) incorporate items we possess into our daily surroundings
    2) adhere to an overarching theme that celebrates natural light and our outdoor views

    The process is fun and I'm learning so much along the way through your blog and your readers. Thanks Vicky!

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  21. Collected, comfortable, cottage, country, and "Frenglish." (My own combination of French & English.)

    LOVE your blog - so many great ideas!!

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  22. Five words? Well, maybe a few more than five ..

    1-comfortable
    2-colorful
    3-rustic/antique
    4-plushy
    5-cottage/cabin

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  23. Bohemian Chic - eclectic ;)
    1)color
    2)rustic
    3)comfort
    4)unique
    5)inviting

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  24. Wow, You made me think!
    I'll go with, worn, cozy, frenchish, muted, unpredictable. There, that makes me feel better!
    Great Post.

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  25. Mine is definitely romantic cottage. I have tried to do others, but they are just not who I am.
    great post!
    hugs

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  26. Love the commode you show!!
    My style in 5 words :
    feminine, neoclassic, traditional,stylish and uncluttered.
    Have a nice weekend!
    xx
    Greet

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  27. Oh I so agree....that chest could live in my house, love it !!!

    I think traditional, cozy, warm, light & airy describe it.

    Nice post......

    Have a nice week-end,
    Kathy :)

    *Read you all the time :)

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  28. Vicky ,I posted my chocolate kitchen. Kathy

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  29. Loved your words brenda, and anon kathy, thanks for letting me know that you are out there. I have so enjoyed everyone's words.

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  30. Let's see how I can describe my signature: rustic, tribal, Asian & French traditional and casual elegance.....Christine

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  31. This is a great post.
    I think my style is a mix of:
    cottage
    vintage
    traditional
    comfortable
    cozy

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  32. Cindy, where is your blog??? thanks for visiting everyone, I have enjoyed your 5 words.

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