Is there a name for my style

alermarMarch 12, 2014

I'm having trouble defining my style (for purposes of explaining what look I'm going for). I like the clean lines of modern, but I don't like minimalist, and I don't like uncomfortable furniture. I like neutral decor, but with pops of color, especially in artwork (our dear friends are artists and our house is full of their work -- muher.com). I have LOTS (defined as too many) of different objects around the house (none really valuable but I love them) and will have to cull through them before we move, but I'd like to be able to display some that have meaning to me -- they range from spanish ceramics, a collection of buddahs (my grandmother's), various pieces of art glass, etc. I also have a few pieces of antique furniture passed down through the family, so I'd like to mix those in with more modern pieces. I also like some sparkle in light fixtures, tile backsplash, etc.
So . . . is there a name for this? -- please don't answer "tacky" :)

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My3dogs

Without seeing photos, it might called 'Eclectic'.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 2:02PM
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joaniepoanie

Or perhaps "Transitional"---not super modern, but not traditional either.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 2:23PM
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alermar

Thanks, those terms got me started searching Houzz. I suppose I like something like this, but with a big colorful painting on the fireplace

Modern Living Room by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators NICOLEHOLLIS
or this

Modern Living Room by Austin Architects & Designers Specht Harpman Architects
I like this, but in a smaller room and with wood floors

I like this kitchen, but backsplash might have to be more sparkly -- like this

Modern Kitchen by Brookline Interior Designers & Decorators Jonathan Cutler, AIA

So with the help of a few pics, what do you think -- modern eclectic? transitional? or does it matter -- should I just carry pics with me ;)

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 5:03PM
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cat_mom

"Organic contemporary" has been a term folks here have used to describe my home/decor. :)

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 5:30PM
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lavender_lass

I tried "transitional bling" and came up with these pictures. Is this close? :)

From [Stairs, landing, entry, etc.](https://picasaweb.google.com/113704953485102437421/StairsLandingEntryEtc?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite) From [Stairs, landing, entry, etc.](https://picasaweb.google.com/113704953485102437421/StairsLandingEntryEtc?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite) From [Stairs, landing, entry, etc.](https://picasaweb.google.com/113704953485102437421/StairsLandingEntryEtc?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite)
    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 12:21AM
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crl_

Soft modern?

Here is a link that might be useful: Houzz soft modern search

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 1:00AM
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alermar

Thank you all. The terms you gave me lead to some great searches!
Lavender -- I love those photos, especially the one with the orange chairs.
I searched "organic modern" "soft modern" and "traditional bling". There definitely were examples I liked in every category. I love the use of organic materials, the warmer feel of the "soft" modern, and the addition of some traditional and blingy elements. I think "organic soft modern with bling" describes it. But I think I'll save some of the photos onto my cell so that I can explain what that is ;)
It definitely isn't this -- which is what our architect is envisioning for my kitchen -- beautiful, but not my style

(no, my kitchen won't be that big, but it will have lots of glass looking out to the pool - yay!)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 5:30AM
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lavender_lass

Wow! I keep expecting to hear the Miami Vice music with that kitchen!

Here are a few ideas...I added the orange and the end, to brighten things up a bit :)

From Stairs, landing, entry, etc.

From [Stairs, landing, entry, etc.](https://picasaweb.google.com/113704953485102437421/StairsLandingEntryEtc?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite) From [Stairs, landing, entry, etc.](https://picasaweb.google.com/113704953485102437421/StairsLandingEntryEtc?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite) From [Stairs, landing, entry, etc.](https://picasaweb.google.com/113704953485102437421/StairsLandingEntryEtc?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite) From [Stairs, landing, entry, etc.](https://picasaweb.google.com/113704953485102437421/StairsLandingEntryEtc?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite)
    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 3:31PM
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alermar

Lavender -- you have beautiful taste! I actually love all of those. I know my DH will want something a little sleeker though. Maybe like this with a sparkly backsplash

Modern Kitchen

I also still like the kitchen I posted above. We see the architect on Tuesday. It'll be interesting. He is very talented and has a very strong vision -- and he's DH's best friend, and he's not charging us. I'm going to have a host of photos to show him so he's clear on what I (capitalized and bolded) want ;)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 6:03PM
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crl_

Lavenderlass, I love that last kitchen with the orange accents. Thank you!

alermar, sounds like a fun process. Good luck! And post pictures if you can. :)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 6:09PM
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