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10:06 am - vast, multitudes, Post #34
This summer I am engaged in some much needed home renovation and refreshment, but I am stressing a bit because I don't have a consistent style.

If I take one of those online quizzes, as found at Decorist, I can never actually decide which interior space I want or like best. Here are various styles I find lovely (warning: Pinterest):

1) Pared-Down Traditional, with lots of blue (although I don't have high ceilings and couldn't pull off that look);
2) Books, Colour, David Hicks (again with the ceilings);
3) Modern, Clean, more blue (AGAIN WITH THE CEILINGS);
4) Pared-Down Shabby, with some reclaimed and repurposed pieces a la Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines;
5) Modern, which I super-love but couldn't live in because honestly one couldn't have tumbleweeds of Corgi fur in a space like that. Also, I like a little more cave-feeling in my interiors, especially in July in the subtropics because UGH.

Actually, doing that exercise and looking at what I've pinned over the years, I am seeing more cohesion --and there are some elements that are non-negotiable, mainly books and color.

But to make things even more complicated, I just spent a few moments oohing and aahing over this story on Bloomsbury interiors. I don't like everything pictured, but what I do like I just LOVE.

If you had to describe your favorite interiors in a phrase, what would that phrase be?

Cheers to all, and a happy Fourth/happy Monday.

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From:anne_d
Date:July 4th, 2016 06:51 pm (UTC)
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My ideal, hmmm. Cool, airy, bookcases and comfy chairs? Comfort.

[Hugs for stress] I'm not sure if I have a coherent style, I just arrange what I like with things I enjoy looking at where I can see them, and it seems to work, mostly. I guess you'd call it family eclectic. Although one of these days, I really should climb back behind the TV and replace the stuffed critters Shadow knocked off the top of the big bookshelf last time she was in a rockety mood.

Oh, and I like 3 and 4 best of your images. I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you go with what makes you happy, that's your style. Something along those lines.

Edited at 2016-07-04 06:53 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:July 4th, 2016 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Comfort and chairs and books -- sounds like goodness to me. :)

And HEE for your stuffed critters rearranged by Shadow.

Hugs!
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From:anne_d
Date:July 5th, 2016 01:47 am (UTC)
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Cats as interior decorators. Well, it'd be a unique style.

I can never resist an online quiz, so I took the decorist one - apparently I'm a Modernist. Not sure I feel it, but whatever.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 5th, 2016 01:27 pm (UTC)
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Well, both pics you liked of the ones I put up are at least tending Modern? :)

Cheers and hugs.
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From:anne_d
Date:July 5th, 2016 01:42 pm (UTC)
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And that's why online quizzes are so much fun! Seriously, one of the things I want around my house is vintage furniture - lots of nice wood. Not exactly Modernist. I guess it just proves that you can't stick people into nice neat boxes.
From:gwynnega
Date:July 4th, 2016 08:34 pm (UTC)
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I love those Bloomsbury interiors!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 4th, 2016 10:52 pm (UTC)
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I feel that purple and green is a Bloomsbury color combination, somehow, and that would be up your street. :)

Hugs!
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From:ljrags
Date:July 4th, 2016 11:52 pm (UTC)
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My decorating descriptive phrase? Lived in cosy with books and magazines at fingertips with room for family to have a nap on the sofa in the sunshine and more books.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 5th, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
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I LOVE THAT! Perfect -- except for sleeping in the sunshine, because I live in the subtropics. ;)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:desdemonaspace
Date:July 5th, 2016 12:40 am (UTC)
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Happy home renovation and happy 4th!

Those are some lovely links. Love the Bloomsbury stuff, some of it.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 5th, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
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Belated happy birthday to you! [hugs]

And yes, some of the Bloomsbury interiors are just gorgeous.

Hugs hugs again!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 5th, 2016 01:29 pm (UTC)
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Heee! You clearly know your taste, L, and know what you can live with. :)

Hugs hugs!
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From:janus_74
Date:July 5th, 2016 04:56 pm (UTC)
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I really like 1920's art deco. Both the light and airy kind of interiors and the darker richer looks.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 5th, 2016 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Deco is gorgeous! Here's a link to an article about an amazing early-20th-century apartment. Not in color, but worthwhile. :)

Happy middle of your week!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:July 6th, 2016 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Yep, all about the books... with many comfy chairs and sofas and big windows for air and a view of the trees around us.

Also...window seats.

love the towering book shelves in your chosen images!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2016 07:44 pm (UTC)
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There is a definite theme of books and chairs and air for us all, but your addition of trees is delightful. :)

(Off-topic: are you going to Comic-Con? Would you like an email with reading material soon?)

Hugs!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:July 7th, 2016 10:59 pm (UTC)
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Yep, we leave for Comic-Con in a couple of weeks, give or take. Sigh.

I'd love some new reading material!!
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From:stateless82
Date:July 7th, 2016 12:26 am (UTC)
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I like the red wall & bookcases, but also the windows. The two do not go together though.

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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC)
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Well, if a person lived in England or Seattle, then red walls AND windows might be okay (because of the light) --but not where you or I live!

Cheers and hugs, and email soon.

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