This is a guest post by Friends of Pfister community contributor, Ashleigh Weatherill.
Determining your style is one of the first things you do when taking on a project around the house, whether it’s freshening up a room or doing a full kitchen remodel. The very first thing I do when I start working with a new client is help them determine their style and a concept moving forward.
- When defining your sense of style take a look around. Pay attention to details in your surroundings like color, shape, lines, materials and textures.
- Do you have furnishings you already own that you love? What characteristics do they share?
- What do the clothes in your closet look like?
- What magazines and furniture stores do you gravitate towards?
- Start collecting images of spaces that speak to you. Pinterest, Houzz and Decorpad are great for this.
- Most retail websites, like Pfister and others, have their products categorized by style, so start browsing and your style preference will become clear in a matter of minutes.
- Think about the architectural style of your home.
For the sake of simplicity, there are basically four styles (with almost unlimited sub-styles):
Don’t worry, most people don’t fall firmly into one style—that’s what makes your style different. Most of my clients relate to my style, which is fresh and modern, all while maintaining a timeless (read: classic or traditional) foundation. In a nutshell, I like to mix styles without going too trendy.
Which style to you gravitate towards? Do any of these images strike a chord with you?
Traditional living room image courtesy of Broke Giannetti