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Pinterest Friday – Sifting Through Pins to Define Our Style

A couple of weeks ago we were getting some input on how to improve the look and function of Red House West.  The designers with whom we were speaking asked us to give a description of our style.  We tried to put it into words: Eclectic?  Bohemian?  Granny Chic?  Mid Century?

For this week’s Friday post we thought we would sift through our respective Pinterest accounts to see what themes emerge in an ongoing effort to define our personal styles, and to figure out where they overlap and can be translated into the overall look and feel of Red House West. Often when we pin images, we do it on a gut level, because we just like what we’re seeing. Looking closer with a critical eye helps us identify the things that make a room appeal to us on that visceral level.

From Katie:

As I looked through my Pinterest account, I was surprised to see that there were certain elements and colors that recurred in almost all of my pins.  Similar as the images were, it was still hard to narrow them down to just a handful.  Here are six rooms that kick me in the gut (in a good way) and that I could live in right now:


Bohemian and eclectic seem like pretty good descriptors, and the common elements for me are: Moody blues, textiles (and lots of ’em), Mid-century modern furniture, eclectic art and houseplants.

From Mera:

Sifting through my pins, a few themes emerge.  As I’ve mentioned before, I am always drawn to bright rugs, artfully mixed textiles, cozy nooks, and a mix of old and new.  I love mid century modern pieces as much as the next gal, but I find that the ones I’m drawn to lean toward the feminine, and there’s a healthy dose of ’70s in the mix.  I think I can safely include “bohemian” among the descriptors of my style, and I love rooms that look like a story waiting to be told.  Looking at my image collections I can see that I also gravitate toward warmer hues.  Here are a few photos to illustrate what I mean:

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What do you think Style Detectives? What adjectives jump to mind looking at the above? It’s still a ways off, but the redhousewest.com overhaul is churning–we would love to hear from you about what you like and don’t like in blog features generally, and what you would hope for from us. Talk to us!

Have a great weekend, and we hope to see you back here on Monday!