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Old 05-18-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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I consider my style to be feminine, cozy, clean, and transitional. I do like color and I gravitate toward florals (although I use them sparingly), but mostly I use solid colors, texture, and furniture with clean, sleek, somewhat masculine lines and dark colors. Given a choice, I'd go for a big piece rather than lots of little pieces -- but everything in scale. I don't like a lot of stuff lying around -- OMG! put it away! -- and my style is probably more simple and uncluttered than layered. (I admire rooms that are accessorized well and look layered and complete, but I can't pull it off, so I don't try, and honestly, I think I would start to feel like the room is closing in on me if there was too much stuff constantly lying around.)
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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my color choices begin with the art in the room.
sounds lovely. if i could afford it i'd probably do the same
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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Thumbs up good post Niftybergin

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(I admire rooms that are accessorized well and look layered and complete, but I can't pull it off, so I don't try, and honestly, I think I would start to feel like the room is closing in on me if there was too much stuff constantly lying around.)
this layered style in my opinion has to come naturally from within or else the dweller risks having the room look "contrived".

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I'd go for a big piece rather than lots of little pieces -- but everything in scale.
me too. we're probably on the same page. you also said the magic word - scale. good design usually pays attention to scale. great design always considers scale as a top priority - always.

alot of people are underinformed about the wow factor big pieces can lend to a small space so they end up being timid.

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I gravitate toward florals (although I use them sparingly
me too. my philosophy on florals is '1 or 2 smart and/or bold statements otherwise don't bother' lol.. i'm not a fan of 'timid' anything.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: In Line For The E Ticket Ride
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Mickey Mouse in an English Country Manor.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Chicago loft- clean lines, a lot of wood, and a mix of contemporary, mid-century modern and arts & crafts.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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a little off topic, but I really liked Ralph & Alices' apartment, what is that style called, "Early Nothing"

lol
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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a little off topic, but I really liked Ralph & Alices' apartment, what is that style called, "Early Nothing"

lol
knickerbocker avenue(?)
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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knickerbocker avenue(?)
Chauncey Street.
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