Monday, November 23, 2009

Which style are you?

I thoroughly enjoyed this month's issue of House Beautiful, especially fun was this breakdown of the most seen design styles today. Do you gravitate towards one? I'd say I'm an even blend of "The Glams" + "The Accessorators" with a bit of "The Ruralists" here and there for natural beauty and texture!

The Glams:
As defined in H.B.: Sexy, intense, theatrical. More is more: Turn up the color volume, pile on the bling, add a little Baroque or Roman Empire. The Gods: Kelly Wearstler, Tony Duquette, Jamie Drake, and Diamond-Baratta.

The New Victorians:
As defined by H.B.: AKA Steampunkian. The moody hipster, via East London or Seattle. Dark, Atmospheric, smoky, layeread. The found object, the reliquary, is king. Essential: The Edison Bulb. The Gods: Roman and Williams Architects.

The Accessorators:
As defined by H.B.: Tradition withouth the chintz. A flirtly, colorful mix, with a keen fashion eye. The Gods: Miles Redd, Celerie Kemble. Go to blogs: The Peak of Chic, Judi Roaman's,

The Ruralists:
As defined by H.B.: Global Country, pure, sophisticated, modern. Key Words: Artisanal, handmade, locavore. Must Haves: Fire Bowl or outdoor room, miles of linen. The Gods: Axel Vervoordt. McAlpine Tankersley Architects. Go to blogs: Rural Intelligence, Cote de texas


Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I asked myself the same question when I read this feature in HB. There are things that I love about each style, so it's hard for me to choose just one, but I guess I'd be a cross between The Accessorators and The Glams.

mb said...

Funny, when my House Beautiful came I took pause at the very same question. Which style am I? I love a bit of category, but would have to say that I fall into two categories...mostly Accessorators and a bit of Ruralist.

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

I agree, they're all great.

stephen said...

i want to be ruralist. maybe when i grow up a little bit.

susie q said...

Hmmm... I’m one of The New Victorians. Not quite as dark, but definitely just as quirky.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

I love the bracelet under "The Glams" section. Great post!

Sarah said...

I aspire to be a Ruralist but it's pretty easy to be an Accessorator in real life, don't you think?

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

I think right now the accessorator look is very popular. I think it's important to layer and mix things up a bit. The ruralist style is so pure, but I gravitate towards a bit more color myself.


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