I LOVE my design style

9 Jun

If you haven’t see it, Sproost has a fun way to find your design style.  Just look at a handful of images and tell them if you like, love or hate. They combine your choices and *Bam*, they show you furniture and accessories that fit your style.  With your results, they share detailed information on color pallets, space planning and materials to help you pull off your style.

My favorite part of the style results, the room creator. You can select furniture and accessories in your style and put them together on a finish board.  Here is an example of a “Hollywood Couture” finish board…notice the

Here are my results:

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Hollywood Couture

“Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream?” That’s right, its time to roll out the red carpet and get ready for the sparkle of crystal and all things flashy that make up the Hollywood Couture style. Hollywood Couture style originated in high-end lifestyles that made up the years between the roaring 20’s and the swinging 40’s where it was important to bring a feeling of glamour to the home when the world outside may have lacked it. Nowadays it’s scratching a similar itch in the sense that it’s bringing a sense of opulence to a world that seems to have forgotten how much fun it can be! The great thing about the updated version of the style is how versatile it is. You can really take it in any direction and add almost any style into the mix, perhaps a contemporary leather sofa paired with lacquered Louis XIV chairs that have been upholstered in lush velvet. The key is that each item feels as rich and over-the-top as possible and yet everything still seems livable. It’s not a space that screams: “do not touch” – rather it almost dares you to experience its luxury.

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The material palette you are drawn to is wonderfully over-the-top. And you love the contrast between something as cold and sleek as glass or acrylic to something as lush as faux fur (emphasis on the faux here!). Striking textures are found throughout the rooms, from leather (and don’t forget the patent!) to silk to mohair and velvet to satin and silk. Each of these materials in another style could seem subtle or boring, but not in your home. And oh how you love mirrored furniture! The lighting is key for both its mood (think sexy!) and its sculptural beauty. You love chandeliers with glass crystals or high gloss lacquered finishes on table lamps.

Image: 44 Park Design

Space Planning

When it comes to arranging your rooms, think martini party. Rooms should encourage both lounging (I see a chaise in the corner, you with a martini glass and the lights turned low!) and socializing. Hollywood Couture wants people to come in, take a seat and spend the night chatting away. It should encourage conversation as much as it highlights the amazing pieces in the room.

Image: Desire to Inspire


One Response to “I LOVE my design style”

  1. Kathy Laiao June 21, 2010 at 8:19 PM #

    thanks for this.. I’ll try it out!

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