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Finding Your Personal Home Décor Style

Your house should be a reflection of who you are and embody how you want to feel in your space. Feeling joyful in your home has positive benefits for your health and well-being, so taking the time to make sure you love your design is well worth it!


Your design preferences include the flow of the room, the types of furnishings you’d like to see, as well as your preferred color palettes. Knowing your overall style before starting your design journey will help you and your designer find options that are customized to your preferences. Not sure what style you are? Not to worry! Below we’ve listed some ways to help you find what home décor style you prefer.


There are three main home décor styles to be aware of: traditional, transitional, and contemporary.


Traditional home décor style

Do you love the home décor style of 18th and 19th century Europe? Do you prefer your space to reflect historical elements? Are you a fan of symmetry, consistency, ornate design, and having “everything in its place”? Do you prefer dark wood stains and warm tones? If so, you’re likely a fan of traditional style! Here are some common aspects of this style:


Layout / Room Impression

  • Symmetrical design
  • Function over form
  • Family-friendly flow through the rooms


Style / Furnishings

  • Intricate
  • Ornate
  • Antique
  • Candelabras


Color Palettes

  • Neutral colors
  • Darker wood finishes


Contemporary home décor style

Do you prefer simple styles and clean lines? Do you like to be up-to-date with the latest design trends, follow the Pantone color of the year, and generally enjoy changing your living space? Do you love high-contrasting colors and pops of bold colors in your room? If so, you likely prefer a contemporary home décor style! Contemporary is also one of the more popular styles for the area. Here are some common aspects of this style:


Layout / Room Impression

  • Smooth, clean lines
  • Form and ornament over function


Style / Furnishings

  • Simple
  • Trendy / Current


Color Palettes

  • High contrasts (typically black and white)


Transitional home décor style

If you enjoy the warmth and comfort of traditional style but also enjoy pops of color and sleekness, you’re likely a fan of transitional style. Here are some common aspects of this style:


Layout / Room Impression

  • Sophisticated lines, usually with gentle curves


Style / Furnishings

  • Ornate design is used as embellishment only, and not the entire piece
  • Metal, glass, and leather embellishments
  • Mid-century or later


Color Palettes

  • Lighter wood finishes
  • Leather
  • Textured fabrics
  • Neutral colors with pops of bright color

Defining and Refining Your Style

Defining and Refining Your Style

It’s important to realize that most of us don’t fit 100% into any of these design boxes but are instead on a spectrum of the various designs. There’s a wide range of variability on applying a particular blend of styles to your space, including adding a coastal flair to any of the above. And just because you tend toward a specific era or style, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still room to play within those bounds (and break them on occasion) to develop a place that’s uniquely yours.

Our team is here to help you navigate the entire design process, whether it’s for a new build, a refresh of your home, or a refresh for your yacht. Anywhere you spend time living, we’re here to help you design it for maximum enjoyment! We’ll work with you to define and refine your preferences and make your dream home a reality.

Ready to transform your environment? Contact us today. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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