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post #41 of 51
ygle - i've gotten that message before too so i just did it again a few times. i usually come out w/traditional, nantucket (what's that??) and arts & crafts.
post #42 of 51
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ygle - i've gotten that message before too so i just did it again a few times. i usually come out w/traditional, nantucket (what's that??) and arts & crafts.
nantucket is a "beachy-cottage" style. like cape cod. lots of crisp whites and breezy blues with warm wood tones mixed in. earthy but beachy.
post #43 of 51
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nantucket is a "beachy-cottage" style. like cape cod. lots of crisp whites and breezy blues with warm wood tones mixed in. earthy but beachy.
weird. i don't like beachy at all. at least not what i think of as beachy. i like the nantucket architectural style, i think...but interior design, not as much i dont think.

maybe i should read more about it. i remember seeing a lot of wicker, though, which i HATE.
post #44 of 51
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i remember seeing a lot of wicker, though, which i HATE.
UGH, I LOATHE wicker. I do enjoy rattan, though.
post #45 of 51
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weird. i don't like beachy at all. at least not what i think of as beachy. i like the nantucket architectural style, i think...but interior design, not as much i dont think.

maybe i should read more about it. i remember seeing a lot of wicker, though, which i HATE.
nantucket style is an upscale beachy style. it mixes classic pieces with that coastal feel.....much like the architectural style. think natural materials of cottons and linens, comfy furniture, warm wood tones and textures like baskets, and colors on the muted palette......white, blues, greens, greys. actually, wicker is in the "cottage chic" style, so not the same thing....although that is really a personal preference for most people. nantucket style is really gorgeous when done right.

and i too hate wicker.
post #46 of 51
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nantucket style is an upscale beachy style. it mixes classic pieces with that coastal feel.....much like the architectural style. think natural materials of cottons and linens, comfy furniture, warm wood tones and textures like baskets, and colors on the muted palette......white, blues, greens, greys. actually, wicker is in the "cottage chic" style, so not the same thing....although that is really a personal preference for most people. nantucket style is really gorgeous when done right.

and i too hate wicker.
hm...i dunno, i like VERY dark wood. espresso or black. i hate light wood, actually. really bugs me. lol i do like very simple, clean lines though.

but i also love very very bold colors. purples, oranges, greens. but with a traditional backdrop, kwim? like a bright green wall with espresso furniture. and orange/purple pillows. HAHAHA

LOL what style is that?? LMAO
post #47 of 51
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hm...i dunno, i like VERY dark wood. espresso or black. i hate light wood, actually. really bugs me. lol i do like very simple, clean lines though.

but i also love very very bold colors. purples, oranges, greens. but with a traditional backdrop, kwim? like a bright green wall with espresso furniture. and orange/purple pillows. HAHAHA

LOL what style is that?? LMAO
sounds to me like you just like traditional (edging on more contemporary with the clean lines) style with a more artistic "i don't take my home too seriously" love for bold color. it doesn't really change your style, just your color palette.

traditional style can be very bright, bold and dramatic while at the same time achieving a clean-lined, functional space. there are some amazing geometric prints out there for upholstery, window treatments, or pillows that can help achieve that look as well, while still using traditional furniture pieces and in a traditional arrangement.

here are some perfect examples of traditional style done in bright bold colors:

photo 1

photo 2

photo 3

photo 4 (this one is a bit more eclectic but most of the pieces are traditional done in more modern materials)

okay.....i'm not sure if that's helpful at all, but i hope so!
post #48 of 51
I love my wicker.. I spray paint it different colors all the time! I have a black one with blue and silver throw pillows on it that is a rocker in the family room (my theme in there is OLD Hollywood- I have Marilyn Monroe pictures and pillows and Fred Astaire, Greta Garbo, and Audrey Hepburn).. I have mirrored stars on the walls and two blue/silver futons..

I have standard wicker seating in my living room. I spray painted those ones gold and have red and gold pillows on them.. they fit in beautifully with my Asian/Bombay theme that is in there.. they are very versatile as I can rearrange them in different formations often..

I am 60% Asian, with a sprinkling of Modern Contemporary and Modern Elegance.. which makes COMPLETE sense to me.

Dh and I SO love a room that has that ONE unexpected piece in it.. like a zebra striped chair.. but I have always assumed that MOST of our taste is Asian/polynesian.. (Asian, but the more balmy side of it..)
post #49 of 51
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sounds to me like you just like traditional (edging on more contemporary with the clean lines) style with a more artistic "i don't take my home too seriously" love for bold color. it doesn't really change your style, just your color palette.

traditional style can be very bright, bold and dramatic while at the same time achieving a clean-lined, functional space. there are some amazing geometric prints out there for upholstery, window treatments, or pillows that can help achieve that look as well, while still using traditional furniture pieces and in a traditional arrangement.

here are some perfect examples of traditional style done in bright bold colors:

photo 1

photo 2

photo 3

photo 4 (this one is a bit more eclectic but most of the pieces are traditional done in more modern materials)

okay.....i'm not sure if that's helpful at all, but i hope so!
yup, love them!!!

thank you!!!

i'm gonna go look for some more pics online for inspiration.
post #50 of 51
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yup, love them!!!

thank you!!!

i'm gonna go look for some more pics online for inspiration.
glad to help as this is what i "do" ! feel free to pm me if you have any other, more in depth, questions. i promise i won't charge you! lol!
post #51 of 51
100% Nantucket. I agree. However, I do like Arts n Crafts in the pic VM9799 posted of the built in cabinet. And I love all things Wright.
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