“California Confused,” “Bougie Boho,” “Golden Girl on Acid” & Other Decor Styles You Didn’t Know Existed

updated Oct 13, 2022
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“Rosé Equestrian”

It can be hard to put a label on your home’s style – sometimes categories like “modern” “vintage” or even “eclectic” fall far short of conveying your home’s essence and personality. But that shouldn’t keep you from trying. Here’s how 20 house tour participants self-described, with humor and flair, their home’s style in unique and often very specific terms.

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“Alice in Wonder/Hoarder land, decadent grandma, or Golden Girl on acid”

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“Nouveau hotchpotch”

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“California confused”

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“Knick-knack imbued organization with feminine persistence”

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“Vintage deconstructed warehouse pop”

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“Gastro pub meets a garage sale… but like an elegant gastro pub”

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“Industrial preschool”

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“Well-appointed squalor”

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“Studio 54. A reinterpretation of the late 70’s reinterpretation of Art Deco.”

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“Alvar Aalto meets Genevieve Gorder for a whiskey at Sterling, Cooper, Draper and Pryce”

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“Bougie Boho”

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“Street Cred Granny”

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“Pseudo-Bohemian Thrift/Seafarer-Railway/Big-Buck Hunter/Cozy-As-F**k”

Joe’s Victorian ‘Owl House’

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“An Art History professor’s house in 1978”

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“Bordello meets the circus”

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“Crazy Cat Lady + Novelist + Scientist = “Spinster Chic.””

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“Victorian to 1930’s/40’s — a little bit “dead grandmother.””

Gail & Chil’s “Dead Grandmother” Style

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“Modern Hunter Gatherer”

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