Do you have an Eclectic Design Style? Why it's a Good thing!

I find that most of my clients are embarrassed with having an eclectic design style. I've had over 100+ people take my design quiz, and "eclectic" was the one style choice that many resented or were ashamed to admit was their quiz results. Why? Many think that having an "eclectic" design style is just a polite way of saying, "Girl, your house looks like a hot mess." But that's far from the truth! If your style is eclectic, that doesn't mean your house is a cluttered mess. Although, that may be true if you haven't yet found a seamless balance of mixing and matching styles. Having too much of anything is never a good thing, especially in design.

How to Find your Design Style

You may like a lot of different styles and don't identify with one design style. Or maybe you feel that you don’t have a design style at all. But let me assure you that you definitely have a design style. If you have a personality, you have a style. You may not uncovered it yet but through some exploration you will be able to pinpoint “your unique style.”

How to Define your Design Style

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You just moved in or are looking for a new home, you started shopping around online, you made Pinterest & Houzz inspiration boards, you bookmarked all your favorite items, you watched reruns of HGTV shows, you took notes from a YouTube video on how to DIY everything, and you have been stock piling coupons for Bed Bath and Beyond like nobody's business. You did the research and you gathered inspiration but where do you start? I’m here to tell you how in this blog post!

The Power of Great Design

“Making Life Beautiful, One Room at a Time” was the motto that started it all. It was the motto that I used when I first started blogging.  Here we are, five years later, and the motto still exists. What I thought used to be a "silly catch phase”, now has evolved into a belief system that I live by today.

When I first started designing, I was creating interiors that met the client’s home goals, desires, and style needs. That is simply the surface layer of interior design and the basic requirements. The effects of a well designed room, go far beyond the aesthetics and break through the surface layer.