“Zen Monk Meets Pierre Cardin,” “Wayfarer Chic,” “Sleepy Minimalism” & Other Fun, Fantastic Ways to Describe Your Home’s Style

published Oct 9, 2015
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“Zen Monk Meets Pierre Cardin”

When “modern” or “traditional” doesn’t begin to describe the style going on at your house, feel free to get creative, heck—get poetic— with how you characterize your home’s personality. Take inspiration from these past tour participants who embrace clever and evocative language to really pin down their aesthetic.

(Image credit: Andrea Sparacio)

“Luis Barragán Meets the Collyer Brothers”

(Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott)

“Understated Retro Rock Horror (with a Hong Kong Twist)”

(Image credit: Brittany Purlee)

“Wayfarer Chic”

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

“Nature Boy Down from the Mountain”

(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)

“Twin Peaks Meets Adventure Time Meets Your Grandma’s Craftsman House”

(Image credit: Selena Kirchhoff)

“Flea Market Safari”

(Image credit: Bess Friday)

“Gypset Mixed with Old Palm Springs Glamour”

(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)

“Mid-Century Modern Man-Cave”

(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)

“Haute Flea Market”

(Image credit: Kim Lucian)

“Androgynously Eclectic”

(Image credit: Emily Billings)

“Sleepy Minimalism”

(Image credit: Liz Hanson)


(Image credit: Hayley Kessner)

“Coastal Rustic”

(Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott)

“Flea Market meets High Street”

(Image credit: Justice Darragh)

“70’s Classy Biker Hangout Meets Natural History Museum”

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

“Elegant Circus”

Jamison, Alec & Zion’s “Elegant Circus” Home

(Image credit: Tamara Gavin)

“It’s as if Coastal California from the 1970s Met New England from the 1950s and Had a Colorful Love Child”