Over the past few weeks I have been posting specific design styles in my Style Guide series.  There are truly so many that I could keep going for months.  Have you seen one you like?  Does one fit your lifestyle and taste?  Sometimes it is a mix of styles that really makes us happy.  The relationship between designer and client is a personal one, finding that unique personal style that will fit you and your family.
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I recently read an online article posted by a major design magazine telling about a celebrity that acquired the assistance from a designer to help her design her rental home incorporating existing furnishings that were not in the style direction she really wanted as they were from a past home.  The client raved about how her designer was able to capture her style and do it within her budget.  While I obviously was not involved in the conversations between designer and client, but it sure sounds like she hit the nail on the head.

So what makes you happy in your home?  Whatever it is, it a clue into what your personal style is.


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Coastal Style

Next in line in my Style Guide is Coastal Style.  This is a popular style where I live in Southern California.  I love the organic, relaxed feel that this design style exudes.  Rope details like in this pendant give a modern feel to a nautical material.  Driftwood gets a modern look in this color blocked white washed wood coffee table.  Coziness and ticking fabric goes hand in hand on this sofa.  And I have been having a bit of a love affair with whales recently.  This fun art piece brings in a little humor.


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See something you like?  Here are the links:

Seeded glass shades

Stripe sofa

Driftwood table
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