What’s your Design Style? Part I

In Uncategorized on June 2, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I just posted a blog on several different design styles on my Here are a collection of photos illustrating the different styles.  This is the first post of two.  Enjoy!

Art Deco: modern simple lines, inlaid wood, jewel tones

Classical: Columns, acanthus leaves, typical of Rome or Grecian historical period.

Country: Cotton prints, woven rugs, painted furniture for a homey feel.

French Country: a subset of country style but with reds, greens, yellows, roosters, a more formal feel.

Cottage Country: airy, light, floral version of country.

Contemporary: Horizontal clean lines, honesty of materials, bright abstract accents.

Vintage Retro: In this case a 50's style kitchen, but could be from other decades of the 20th century.

Eclectic: A mix of several styles, can't make out a dominant one.

Primitive: Evokes an early stage of human development.

Rustic: Think log cabin in the woods.

Traditional: Generic term for any room with classic elegance.

Tropical: Wood or thatch panels, plant life reflect the outdoor lushness of a tropical location.

Mediterranean: Tilework, pottery, and rich blues and yellows, or characteristic of locations like Greece, Italy, Morocco, etc.

  1. […] I’ve included.  However, often pictures speak louder than words, so visit my blog at for photos of the various decorating styles.  I will soon be posting some recommended design style […]

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