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I get asked a lot how one defines their style or in what style they should decorate their home.  And in fact just yesterday I was asked what MY signature style is. And to be honest, I was stumped. This is hard for me to answer since I personally have no one defined style as it turns out. I LOVE EVERYTHING!  Sometimes I feel it would be so much easier if I could package myself up as one clear look- preppy, traditional, modern, minimalistic…. but the truth is I think we ALL can be a little “Breakfast Club” when it comes to our style.  I do have friends who are 100% die hard preppy and others who would rather die than wear or decorate in anything pink.  But for the most part I feel like a lot of you are like me-  you like a lot of things, looks and colors.  We all have the capacity to change our style as we age and experience more of life. And I think that my chameleon-like style helps me be a better designer.  But oh, I sometimes wish I could be all French fashionista and be like “I only dress and decorate in black and white!” :)  Instead this is what my brain looks like:

I am preppy…

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and can be edgy…

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but a bit bohemian…

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and yet ladylike…

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I like bright color…

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but also light neutrals….

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and dark, deep colors too.

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I love the mountains…

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and the sea…

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but I do know one thing FOR SURE.

Always…

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always…

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always…

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leopard. :)

Which goes to show that if you stick to buying only things that make you want to do cartwheels in public and clap your hands like an idiot, you will find your style.  Eclectic is a very overused and broad word, but there really is no other way to describe it.  Your style is your own personal mix of delightful goods that represent what makes you happy!  So let’s not try to put a label on it, shall we?

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