Do you have a “name” for your style?
Lately I have been thinking about the best words to define my style. A couple words that when I say them, people will just…get it.
However, since I am drawn to so many different styles and types of room decor, this exercise ended up being much harder than I thought it would be.
So I started writing down words that I thought described my style. I just kept a running list on my phone and added words to it when I thought of them. Still, nothing felt like the perfect description of my style.
And then it hit me when I was driving the other day.
You are probably thinking to yourself…wait, these two words feel like exact opposites!
To me, Preppy Eclectic means traditional interiors with pops of the unexpected. The charm is in the mix of it.
I like stripes, polka dots, plaids, and animal prints…
but also love ikat and burlap.
I am drawn to traditional style, but I don’t like things overly formal or matchy-matchy.
It means having the freedom to mix an antique piece with modern pieces.
It’s coastal. It’s Southern.
Preppy Eclectic is collected.
It’s refined, but informal.
It is playful and colorful, but nothing is overly done.
It’s mixing and matching patterns but nothing is over the top.
Preppy eclectic is classic and modern at the same time.
The preppy side keeps you looking cohesive while the eclectic side allows you to wander.
It’s being put together without taking yourself too seriously.
Preppy Eclectic, yep I’d say it is the perfect description for my style.
What is your style?
Do you have a name for it?
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