I posted this quote by Billy Baldwin (not the actor but the decorator) on my Instagram a couple of days ago. Courtesy of one of my fave stores, West Elm. I love this quote because it pertains to style in every sense of the word. Whether it be decorating, design, fashion or art- everyone has their own taste. To me, styling a home is something very personal. It’s not about what’s trendy or what’s on the cover of this month’s Style at Home magazine, it’s about the function of the space and the people who live in it. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of people saying that they’re terrible at decorating and they don’t know what looks good together or they can’t figure out what colour to paint their living room. I always say that it’s important to figure out what it is you really love and inject that and your personality into your space. If you're honest with yourself and only choose the things you truly love, your place will never go out of style. It's YOUR home not Sarah Richardson's so do what you want because you love it and it's within your budget. Don't do it just because it's trendy. Especially if what's trendy is going to put you in major debt.
What are your passions? What colours do you love the most? What furniture styles are you drawn to? Once you figure out what your personal style is, you can then solicit the services of an interior decorator to help you stay within budget, find key pieces and just pull everything together.
One of the tools that really helped me was the Sproost quiz. It’s a quick 5 minute tool that helps you discover your personal style. It helped me tremendously before I started to redecorate my condo. Check out my results:
I’m not at all surprised with my results since I’m always torn between mid-century modern and french furniture. I’ve decided to give up on trying to choose just one because I love both. So what is your style? When you have some time, give it a go and let me know your results. I can’t wait to see what everyone’s gets!
Happy Almost Friday :)