Hi friends. It’s time for our monthly style report with Cindy and Sarah. On this Signature Style, we ask- does your wardrobe reflect your home, and does your home looks like your favorites clothes?
The home and your closet are more similar than you realize, and thinking about what your ‘style’ is can help you make better choices for both of them!
Only just in the past years have come to realize I have a casual California style and the home does too. Doing our remodel helped me better focus on what I really like and what my own style is.
When we were remodeling this home three years ago, my wish list had open spaces, big windows, natural materials, and skylights. Colorwise, I wanted shades of white and beiges, neutrals and soft grey and blues with black accents.
I opted for things with texture to warm it all up and make this open home feel inviting and cozy. I dreamed of beautiful wood floors, soft wool rugs, big couches, cozy throws and pillows in nubby fabrics. So it would not look too bland, I wanted to add touches of black and different woods, brass, and stone, which are slightly masculine elements.
I also like graphic art. I love plants and trees, rattan and bamboo and baskets. Other elements in the mix are my vintage glasses and dishes found and handed down, my books, a black steel table, vintage textiles and throws.
I made this all work by keeping the color palette to neutrals with black accents and a little blues and soft greys to keep it cohesive and calm, with so many different elements.
My wardrobe, begins with jeans and many white shirts, and in the house- my white couch and wood floors are the same sort of base
I wear mostly neutral colors with blue shirts, and black, but mostly solids. I wear silver jewelry most of the time.
Does my wardrobe and my house seem alike? I think so..
A few photos that illustrate the point that I am sort of wearing my house!
Think about your home and your closet in relation. This can help you see what your style is and- maybe you’d love your home more, if it felt like your closet?
This can also help you can choose clothes that feel more you, if they reflect your home style.
The bar is probably my most glitzy part of the house with it’s mirrored backsplash. It’s sort of my silver jewelry.
The rest could be called casual Californian I suppose, and the same for my clothes..
Going back to our thought process…If you have a classic house that’s preppy and east coast traditional, you will probably appreciate the classics like Ralph Lauren and plaid jackets. If you adore monograms and anything navy, green, cable knits and stripes, you will like the same look in your home. People who are in the art world dress very creatively..and their homes always look the part. Try and think of your home as another extension of you, and it can be much more fun and an outlet for your personal passions.
Recognizing your style will help you solidify your vision of how you want to live and dress.
It can give you a lot more confidence in what you choose as you know if something is you when you shop or isn’t. You know what is your look or your vibe, if you will.
Once you recognize your home and personal style…
- Think about things in your house and wardrobe you can discard, as they don’t or never have felt like you.
- Consider making a wish list of what kind of feel you want for your home and what things you might do like paint, wallpaper, add plants, move furniture around, or items to buy or save for get to that look.
- Make an inspiration board for your own enjoyment and to keep yourself on track when shopping and building the home and closet that is perfect for you.
A few things from my California home and closet and similar styles.. Links on photos or description below..
Headlands Pendant Light, Alamere rug -on sale now, Beaufort tray, jeans, cream jacket, herringbone throw, marble lamp, chunky throw, beachcomber placemats, textured pot/utinsel holder (in my case), white cotton shirt, willow wall art, silver branch bangle, cobble hill pillow (on sale), cable knit sweater.
Do you think your home and wardrobe are similar in style? Do you love one more than the other or think one needs more attention? Let me know your thoughts..
…And don’t forget to pop over to see what Cindy and Sarah have today about our homes and wardrobes reflecting each other..
Thanks for being here!
October’s Signature Style was our new season wishlists and if you missed it read it here.
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