What’s your Design Style?

What's Your Design Style?

Modern? Contemporary? Traditional? Transitional? What does it all mean anyway?? Honestly, I feel like most people, are a mix of several design styles. They like a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Today, I’m going to unpack what each of these styles mean and give you lots of examples of each so you can actually have an answer to this question when asked. 

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My Favorite Home Styles: The Farmhouse

My Favorite Home Styles- Farmhouse
Photo by Southern Living

This week’s feature of My Favorite Home Styles Series is an American favorite, the Farmhouse. Like the craftsman, the farmhouse style has tons of story and character built into it. More basic than Victorian homes, but with a lot of the same structure, the farmhouse style is one with which I have recently become smitten. What sets these homes apart from the rest as you’re driving down the street? Here are a few tell-tale features that make a farmhouse stand out (even when there’s not a farm attached to it).

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My Favorite Home Styles: The Craftsman

Craftsman style homes

Ever head to the store with no plan for what you’re going there to buy?  Some of you are saying “Uh, this is literally how I go food shopping every week.” Well, I could not be more opposite. I like to have a plan. I NEED to have a plan. Otherwise the cookie isle consumes me. I get confused and lost and I have no idea where I am anymore.

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Dining Room to Office Transformation

office / craftroom

This summer, I had the privilege of designing an office for a dear friend and co-worker from when I used to teach sixth grade math! This girl was my lifeline during those first years of teaching. We shared a closet and would leave the doors to it open so we could sit at our desks and chat with each other.  In a job that I struggled with every day, she made life look easy. When we both started having babies around the same time, it just brought us even closer, and she is one of the few people I still keep in touch with since leaving that school three years ago.

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