Finding Our Style
When we first moved in together – four years ago, we went from two apartments in to a town house. Most of the furniture we had, had been with us since university, our first apartments or had been handed down from family. With the exception of a couch, chair, ottoman and four dining room chairs, we didn’t purchase any furniture for our rental. We didn’t want to spend money on furniture that most likely wouldn’t fit the house we would eventually buy. It seemed like a waste of money. So although our house looked alright it wasn’t really a reflection of us.
Now that we’re in our forever home we’re trying to decide what style will best suit us as we go forward with our renovation. Although we’re not completing any major work for a little while, we want to decide what direction we’re headed in regarding décor. There are a few items we need to purchase right away – such as window coverings (since the windows are staying put) and we don’t want to buy something now that we will have to replace once we start work because it doesn’t fit with the style we’ve decided to go with. All of that to say, I put together a few mood boards to show the man of the house a few different styles because he has a harder time visualizing than I do. Check them out, hopefully these little boards will help us decide what direction we’re headed in.
First I pulled together a few images to illustrate what I believe industrial design to be. I’m drawn to industrial items and spaces if they’re done right. I find them visually pleasing but I worry that they aren’t that comfortable. Also, I’m fairly certain that this style is way too cool for us. I feel like you need to be an artsy urbanite to pull this look off and we’re sweat pants and slippers type people, living in the country.
Next I looked for images to show what I consider classic and casual décor. I’m drawn to these types of rooms because they look totally live-able. Rooms that you can put your feet on the table, curl up with your cup of coffee and newspaper laptop. I know we can pull off casual. It’s our middle name.
But there’s something super attractive to me about some bling. A more elegant look. A style that allows you to dim the lights at night and feel like you’re in a lounge. Not girly or pretty but sophisticated. Do you know what I mean? Why don’t I just show you.
So there you have it. Our interior décor identity crisis is on display for all to see. I think I’m leaning toward the elegant look but I only count for 50% of the vote. And I have a feeling that the casual look is going to get the other 50%. What would you guys go with? What best describes your style? Or are you struggling to find your identity too?