• Minimalism • Bold with color and pattern• Dramatic with black• Technology philosophy• Less is More• Design book philosophies • Work with what you have • Love what you have (have only what you love)• Make it personal• Make it fun
I definitely identify with 'make it personal'. The Catalogue Living site is not something I strive for, haha.
Me, too! Make it personal. I love MOD-century. Not the usual cliches, but my own interpretation.
I am absolutely a minimalist, but less strict than I used to be. In the immediate post-college days my furnishings were so sparse that people who would come over to my place would assume that I had just moved in and was waiting for my belongings to arrive. They would be horrified to hear that no, this is all I own and I'm fine with it. A bit more than the bare minimum is a lot more comfortable, not to mention more socially accomodating.I think you can be a minimalist and still have a "personalized" home.
Mostly I am "Love what you have (have only what you love)" most of my things have been collected over the years so I've had them for a long time and I am still love most of my pieces even though my taste has evolved.
I'd loke to know where to get those chairs. Or some pillow type chairs around chicago, any ideas??????????
I'd like to know where to get those chairs. Or some pillow type chairs around chicago, any ideas??????????
I'm a mixture of Minimalist, Love what you have (have only what you love), and Make it Personal.
Minimalism is a Bummer.
Maximalism is where it's at!
My space is a mix of less is more, make it personal and make it fun. I have really oddball stuff. My xmas tree is inflatable.
Swedish and Belgian furniture, linen..blue, gray...serene...peaceful...the style i hate the most is ultra modern...reminds me of hospital or office.lol
I have at least some appreciation for all of the above philosophies. My own changes so much over time that I hesitate to label it. Thanks for this fun post. I wish every one here at AT a wonderful 2011!
My design philosophy is: I don't buy any big piece that i don't absolutely love. If you get pieces you absolutely adore (down to the wire behind my hanging art, hehehe, it has to be the same for all my frames, i'm an OCD case!) everything in your space is going to make sense to you no matter what style, period or ideas you absorb from all around.Also, everything within my walls is used (and if it is multitasker, even better). I don't like to keep things around just because.
The space and location should influence what the decor is. For instance, English country looks great in a cottage, but stupid in a glass-box high rise. Caribbean colors look great in New Orleans, but [usually] terrible in northern climates. I don't think you can have one personal style that works everywhere.
If the first pic had some rockin' art on the wall and a great art rug on the floor, it'd be tres cool IMHO.
Above all else: don't fall for bourgeois values, trappings, or aesthetics.
Work with what you have.
Mix it up... But keep it simple.
"My xmas tree is inflatable." LOLThat sounds like it should be a design philosophy by itself.
Personal, comfy, and budget-friendly. I don't want something so expensive that I'm going to live in fear of something being dropped on it to the point I have to slipcover it or ban anyone from coming within a 10-foot radius.
wha. i havent been on AT for a while (cos of the festive) and then i see THIS GREAT post; i *HEART* lists and love anything that 'rounds things up', esp posts that talks about design 'philosophy' ..and am so glad someone actually went to the trouble of rounding up what 'styles' there actually areim gonna think, browse, take my time and decide which am i.. great post - THANK YOU!!
@hellcat and inflatable - WOW! !
My immediate response was to laugh, but laugh-out-in-admiration of course. you ARE truly one of a kind then (sorry, i may freak you, making you think "but, but..but but..i dont know you..!!" but im getting your vibe from your words, descriptions, etc..) and btw i think 'oddball' is cool!! def not a 'insulting-laughing' kinda laugh btw, hah.. =)sure your place is a great. ..house tour ! =)
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