Thursday, September 16, 2010

Design Personality

Do you prefer bright colors and accents?

Or more subdued hues, like taupes, whites and grays?

Some designers will ask to look in your closet when you begin working together to get a sense of your color and pattern preferences but I can honestly say that personally, I like a mix. I think a home or apartment with a rainbow of colors or too many accents looks contrived and feels exhausting. But a totally muted palette lacks personality and seems sterile. What is your design personality? It helps to consider this before hiring a professional designer.

*Images via Martha Stewart Living and accessories from Inside Avenue.