Find Your Style

Happy Friday! It’s our second day of blogging and we still have some kinks to work out, but that's what comes along with trying something new, right? We will get our writing style down, our products up on the site and hope to be blessed with more projects. Until then, I hope you stick by our side through this crazy exciting new chapter and see how much we grow and create.

Before we get into the projects we are currently working on, we thought it would be a good idea to break down the different styles of design for you. There is a very long list of styles, too many to write about if we're being honest, haha, but below are the styles we think are most prevalent in today's society.


Bohemian design is becoming more and more popular in the design world. With it’s bright, yet warm colors, mix of patterns and textures you get a space that is inviting, cozy and very stylish. It’s lighthearted, carefree, and gives a sense of adventure.

Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern design stems from the 1950s-1960s. Furniture pieces are typically constructed out of wood, but you can also find pieces made our of plastic or metal. You won’t see any intricate details in the construction or fabric. The wood used has warm undertones and the color palette combines warm neutrals with colorful accents. An element that sets Mid-Century Modern design apart, is the use of bold, geometric patterns, which can be seen on pillows or rugs.


Modern design is unlike any other design style, as it remains the same throughout time. The furniture pieces, details and elements do not change. It is a defined style; minimal and airy. It consists of straight lines and sleek elements. It’s color palette tends to be crisp and neutral with a bold pop of color, that is used sparingly. Leather, plastic, polished metal and wood are materials that you’ll see throughout a modern space.


Have you ever heard of the phrase, “Less is more”? That’s exactly what minimalist design is. Every design element in a minimalist space was chosen for a reason and has a purpose. The space is kept to a bare minimum. However, the pieces chosen will make a huge impact on the space. Clean lines, hidden storage and soft color tones are a few elements you’ll see in a minimalist space.


Contemporary, by definition means living or occurring at the same time. Therefore, anything that is presently popular can be used and because of this you may see a mix of styles in one given space. Contemporary design is classic yet modern, eclectic yet harmonious. It isn’t too formal or cold; it is comfortable and warm. You will see clean lines, neutrals and accent colors, natural elements, and lush fabrics and details.


Traditional design is classic, elegant and regal. With its intricate details, beautiful silhouettes, and ornate furniture pieces, you’re able to create a space that is grand and truly makes a statement. It pulls from our past and reflects 18th century English, French and Colonial styles.


Transitional design is a mix between modern and contemporary design. There's a balance between sleek and bold colors, and pieces with soft curves and luxurious fabrics. If you can’t decide which direction you’d like to go in, transitional design could be right for you. Who doesn’t love the best of both worlds right?

We hope this helps you better understand different design styles and hopefully helps lead you in the direction that best portrays your personal style! Thanks so much for taking the time to read our blog! Is there a style you'd like to know more about? Leave a comment below.

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