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4/16/12

Signature Style


Does having your own signature style mean the same thing as having great style?  I certainly hope not.  I can't even commit to a signature cocktail.  I'm all over the map when it comes to personal style, both in my closet and in home decor. For me, it's really more of a gut reaction, and even this can change quite often.  However, there are some style constants in my life. I know without a doubt that I prefer white kitchens, regardless of the actual design era it's designed in.  I love the clean, pristine calm that only a white kitchen can deliver.  Of course I can appreciate other types and colors in kitchens when done well...I just know for my life, a white kitchen works best.  And, while it's a pretty broad category, maybe even a stretch...it's one of the few decor aspects that I can confidently claim without feeling fickle or waffling, ever. What are some design constants in your life?


Images via: Coco+Kelley, HouseOfTurquoise, VTInteriors, BenjaminDhong, HeirloomPhilosophy and Cococozy

23 comments:

  1. Love a clean white kitchen - agree - in any style!! Adore that first shot - don't think I've ever seen that one!!

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  2. Me too Sue! Love, love, love a crisp white kitchen.

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  3. I have to agree on the white kitchen. My first kitchen redo, almost 20 years ago was a white kitchen. Now in my third house, I still want a white kitchen.

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  4. Totally with you! I love colour so much and all sorts of styles but a white, classy kitchen cannot be beaten to me.

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  5. sucker for white, too. and light gray, of course. a combo of marble and subway tile is great with me! donna

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  6. I can't commit to one signature style (or cocktail) either!

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  7. I'm with you, Sue. Love a white kitchen. (I'm on my third!) Eclectic-ness has to be the center of my "style signature" but constants are vintage things with lots of character and the juxtaposition of the unexpected. I think it's good to have lots of flexibility in your style and not get boxed into a narrow view.

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  8. I completely agree! White kitchens, wood floors, white drapery hung from black rods and white slipcovers. hmm.. I guess I love white? :)

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  9. White kitchens are design consistent for me as well...as long as the client agrees. I am also crazy when it comes to the details, to the ceiling finish to the way hardware on cabinets works from one to another. Since I am always working with drastically different clients that is really the only constant I can have.

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  10. My signature style is definitely no nonsense classy. I love a good LBD and I love a line skirts. For a home? I love white and lots of natural lighting.

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  11. You are probably the most stylish person I know!
    I love your style!

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  12. These are all gorgeous. I will never tire of my white kitchen.

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  13. Uncluttered is the only constant in my life otherwise like you Sue I'm all over the place. Nice thought provoking post.

    XX
    Debra~

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  14. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I think my signature style is ecclectic bohemian with a traditional touch. or vice versa ;)

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  15. Brass, gold, hi-gloss black lacquer...what can I say, there's a little Duquette in all of us, dontcha think?? ;D

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  16. These are all SO gorgeous! All I know when it comes to great style...you have it and your recognize it in others.

    Happy Monday, friend!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  17. Amazing kitchen! I've just discovered your blog and I'm definitely following.

    Have a great day!

    Maria

    http://www.unidentifiedlifestyle.com

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  18. White kitchens are gorgeous!!!

    www.donnaviningblog.com

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  19. I am the same way! I definitely don't have a signature aesthetic, and tend to go with my gut. Loving these pretty white kitchens!

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  20. Sue,
    Agree there are favorites and classics to love, but I could no more keep using the same sofa over and over as I could wear the same shoes! Variety is definitely the design obsessed spice for life!!!
    xo,~R

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  21. This place looks great! Did you use any Online Interior Design Service when you were working on it? I have been using Simply Decorate to design my own home. While I do work with them, I have honestly found their tools, ideas, and inspiration to be invaluable. You should take a look.

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  22. I love this post and totally agree. I also feel like I should fit myself in a category but it's hard to put myself in one box especially since I see so many beautiful ideas in all of the categories-- traditional, contemporary, coastal, modern... I def do tend to go more towards coastal, relaxed, traditional with a whimsical and contemporary twist but I agree it really depends on the room, the mood, the person, the feel.

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  23. Oh and as spunky and colorful as I like things I also chose a white kitchen and when my designer friend tried to talk me out of a white backsplash to go with my white cabinets I told her that there's enough craziness in my life and since I spend so much time in the kitchen (since it is the heart of our home) I need it to be a no fuss, clean slate!

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