Thursday, June 17, 2010

Challenge: Classic Eclectic

I love a good challenge, and I must admit, this one was tough for me. When I came across Ally's "What's Your Style in One Picture Challenge III?" post on her blog, From the Right Bank, I knew I wanted to participate. She challenged fellow bloggers to upload one photo that summed up their design style. Not a problem, right? Well, it wasn't that easy for me. While I feel that my personal style is a mix of many (I'm a blue jean, high-heel wearing girl), it was hard to pinpoint an exact illustration of my design style. After thinking about the elements I choose and why I choose them, I have finally found the photo that illustrates my style - what I will call Classic and Comfortable Eclectic.

Image from Houzz

Elements that I love about the photo and why it portrays my style:
1) Classic, traditional trimwork paired with modern, contemporary elements and accessories. I especially love the modern coffee table next to the more formal fireplace.
2) A Light "Base" - Neutral, light walls and trimwork with classic wood floors.
3) Window Treatments - I love these to soften a space!
4) Clean-lined, comfortable sofa in a solid fabric. This is the "blue jeans" of the space, if you will, while the formal trimwork is the "high heels."
5) Pops of color - a must for me! These sofa pillows really hit the mark.
6) Contrasting rug for a bit of personality.
7) Built-in Bookcase - I love a good nook for accessorizing.
8) Fresh flowers - Every space needs these to make you feel at home.
9) Although this photo does not show any antique furniture (a love of mine), I feel that any piece would fit right in.

Thanks, Ally, for the challenge. I can't wait for the next one!


  1. I love your choice! That couch is divine!
    <3 Cara

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous, for all the reasons you stated. My personal favorite element are the hits of hot pink!

  3. Great image.

    I wonder if I could find a photo to define my style?! That's a hard one!

  4. Love the blue velvet/mohair on the sofa with those pops of pink! great choice!

  5. I can't wait to see if we will still choose these next year....beautiful room!

  6. I really like your picture! I love the hint of pink!

  7. this is a great room! makes me second guess mine? i love the zebra rug really completes it.

  8. Thanks for stopping by my to find new inspiration on the blogsphere and it looks like you have a whole lot here!!! Happy Thursday!

  9. What a great choice! I would say this is pretty close to my own style, as well.

    Glad to have found your blog :)

  10. i really enjoyed this photo....great choice. :)

  11. Great style and panache! Beautiful room, and I love that you feel like that's YOU! It's awesome, so I'm looking forward to following your blog and getting to know your better. Thanks for stopping by Divine Distractions and leaving a comment today. Appreciate it !

  12. What a pretty room! I love the color palette and I have a lot of similar pieces in my house - lucite, zebra, gray walls . . . Thanks so much for participating. I know it was hard! Have a lovely weekend. :)

  13. This room is fabulous! I have it saved in my inspiration folder. Wonderful choice..and great blog!!


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