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A Comprehensive Guide to Different Interior Design Styles

Let’s talk about interior design style: Any time we consult with a new client and start on a project, we first take the time to help them navigate through the different “design styles”. This process involves pointing out key features of each so that we can then decipher together what style they fall into. It’s a process of elimination and for many, they already know what they love and gravitate towards, but for others, seeing pictures of all the different styles helps them know “oh, that definitely isn’t me”. Which then allows us to help get them closer to what is them. What’s Your Design Style?

Here are a few to help you explore your style;


It's neutral, friendly, and laid-back. It has a contemporary look and color palette, but instead of introducing additional color, this design focuses on blending neutral materials and textures to generate interest. Lots of light-toned woods and relaxing textiles are blended with distinctive lighting in black, brass, and chrome in this design.


Although its origins extend back much farther than that, the bohemian style (also known as Boho to most) has become exceptionally popular in the last five years. The boho vibe is all about layering and collecting natural and organic materials into a multilayered and collected look. This design incorporates a lot of caning, rattan, bamboo, and textiles, as well as vivid and saturated colors. It's exotic, whimsical, and layered.


On the opposite end of the spectrum from Boho, lies modern. People may have a common misconception that modern can be cold, stark, and sterile. But – in reality, modern style is very much rooted in square shapes and forms. You won’t find anything in this style with extra embellishments, and typically the style has a more neutral color palette with the occasional pop of color.


There are common misunderstandings when it comes to eclectic design styles. A few different key features identify eclectic interior design. Think of it as a high-energy collection of carefully selected pieces brought together to create a culture-rich interior. As a result of this, many think eclectic design has an anything-goes spirit. However, there is a fine line between layered and collected, and busy and distracting.

We hope we were able to help you discover your design style!



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