What is your style?
It doesn’t sound like a difficult question but most of us struggle to define what we like. We use words that mean one thing to one person and something completely different to another.
What does ‘contemporary’ really mean, for example?
But we need words! We need them to explain what we like and don’t like. When we are making changes to our home we need to be clear about how to describe what we are looking to achieve. Otherwise we might end up with something we don’t want.
In my business I use images as a clear way to be sure my clients and I are ‘on the same page’. We see images easily, the problem comes with how we interpret them. We just don’t have the vocabulary.
FINDING YOUR KEY WORDS
The following exercise is a quick way to help you figure out your own style.
For each of the photos I will describe some of the elements. I won’t be judgmental in my review, I will simply explain what’s there so you can make your own decisions about what you like and need. And what you don’t.
Your task is to pick out the bits you like and make a note of key words and design ideas. These key words are likely to repeat themselves over the next few pages and images. At the end, you should have collected a number of words you feel describe the things you like and the ideas you need to make your home work better.