HOW TO DECIDE YOUR DESIGN STYLE

When trying to figure out what your design style may be for your Naples or Boca Raton home, we implore you to resist the urge to search out one of the myriad available online “quizzes” designed more to ensnare your email address than uncover the secret to perfectly planning your interiors. Instead, we suggest you discuss options with a real live human interior designer from our award-winning team at Clive Daniel Home. Using a superior eye for detail combined with the experience and education designed for working with luxury high-end clients, an interior designer will do the best job of assembling a combination of furniture, color and accents that make your home a true reflection of who you are and how you would like to be represented to guests. In order to get ready for that initial meeting, we have some suggestions to help you better envision your style.

  1. For the first hint of who you are, open up that closet! Within your collection of outfits and accessories lies an assortment that will uncover your preferred colors and fabrics.
  2. Try a sample arrangement of objects that reflect the unique personalities of your family. Walk around your home and gather anything that captures the look and feel you’re going for. Show these to your designer; you can work together to create a luxury high-end arrangement with future similar pieces that will help define your decorating preferences.
  3. Outside inspiration can help you narrow down your design style. Do a little hashtag exploration on social media and see if you can spot a trend or overall theme what you prefer. You can also go old school here and flip through some Clive Daniel interior design inspired catalogs to see what catches your eye.
  4. There’s always that visual reminder of what you love: Create a mood or design board on your phone, and make a point to take a peek at it every so often as an easy reference while you’re making plans for your Naples or Boca Raton home with your Clive Daniel designer.

 

DESIGN TRENDS

Although the point of this post is to help you discover your inner design style, it certainly helps to know about trends. Claudia Guthrie writes for The Spruce.com that 2021 is all about bringing it back to basics with plants, colors, and art. Given the ongoing at-home lifestyle, your design style could benefit from including one or more of these accent pieces while building a functional space within your luxury high-end home and creating a sense of calm and joy despite the craziness going on outside. Pantone blue was 2020’s Color of the Year, and its popularity is going strong, given blue’s naturally calming effect. Natural light is also a favorite, so discuss with your designer the choice of sheer blinds or curtains for your windows. Finally, bring some nature inside by adopting indoor plants. Research shows that incorporating the presence of greenery or flowers into your daily routine is a positive thing for your overall health, both mental and physical.

 

Using a superior eye for detail combined with the experience and education designed for working with luxury high-end clients, an interior designer will do the best job of assembling a combination of furniture, color and accents that make your home a true reflection of who you are and how you would like to be represented to guests.

When it’s your luxury high-end home, everything hinges on what you prefer, and in the end, only you can surmise that the result is something that will make you happy. It’s always easy to tell whether or not you like something but sometimes it can be very difficult to make that a somewhat permanent decision in your home. No more wasting time and money on things that end up feeling “wrong” once you get them home! Learning how to choose a design style that matches your personality allows you to communicate your vision with your designer in order to decorate your home with confidence. Knowing exactly what will look beautiful will make you happy!

When you’re ready to start on your interior design journey, give Clive Daniel Home’s Caroline Rogow a call in our Boca Raton showroom. Email her at crogow@clivedaniel.com or call 561-617-5562.