Have you ever wondered where your design preferences come from? I have.
I wonder: is style inherent to each person or is it nurtured over a lifetime?
I've been thinking recently about how my style and design preferences have shifted over time, specifically from the sleek and clean lines of mid-century modern to, now, a more comfortable, mixture of patterns, eras, and colors...but with an emphasis on imperfect finishes and patina.
Gasp! I'm finding myself more and more drawn to traditional antiques, layouts, lighting, etc.
Is it age? Am I becoming more traditional the older I get?
Here are the looks I'm gravitating towards lately:
(all images via my Pinterest)
No, I'm not insinuating that it's necessary to grow traditional with age...but I do think my ever-evolving style been shaped by the home I grew up in, with its Shaker-style pieces, antiques, and pieces-made-to-look-antique. In many ways, I can trace my preferences back to my parents, their style, and their hobby of antique collecting.
So, I'd like to continue the conversation and hear from you:
Where do your design preferences come from?
From magazines, travel, blogs, or were they shaped by your childhood home perhaps?
How has your style changed over time?