Define Your Design Style


Do you need help defining your design style? It may be easier to identify the look you're after than you think. Let John Elliott Interiors assist you by making a few suggestions that may be key in creating a room that reflects your design style. Follow these steps and you'll be able to articulate your exact design expectations the next time you visit John Elliott Interiors design team!

Take A Look At Your Furniture

Grab a pen and paper and walk from room to room while you make a list of the items you love, like, and wish you could replace. Be honest with yourself about the way you feel about a piece of furniture, artwork or wall coloring, you can begin to define what really makes you happy with your interior.

Gather The Items You Cherish

It's likely that you have heirloom pieces or accessories you display simply because you cherish them. Those intimate items that give you joy can help you create depth and sincerity in your home interior design.

Look For Commonalities Throughout Your Home

Among the things you love most about your home, what are the common threads? From color, shape, material and feeling, what are you already attracted to the most? It's possible to feel a pull toward a blend of styles rather than just one. When that is the case, our interior decorators will help translate your taste into smart decorating choices based on your feedback.

Defining a style with features can help you visualize the look your'e hoping to achieve. While there are a variety of styles seen in homes around the world, we've given an overview of some of the most popular design styles below.

Sophisticated Classic
An elegant blend of refined traditional furniture, accessories, commonly in lighter hues. A formal style that evokes old-world charm. Features may include:

  • Delicate furniture pieces.
  • Neutral and soft color palettes.
  • Chandeliers and jewelry-like accessories.
  • Luxurious fabrics
  • Dark, rich wood.
  • Metal, marble, and glass.

Modern Industrial
A fresh, fun, contemporary look that combines edgy, colorful elements. Simple furniture and bold accents and pattern.  The general feel is rustic and mature. Features may include:

  • Furniture with clean lines.
  • Square or rectangle upholstery.
  • Geometric or abstract patterns.
  • Mixed woods and bold colors.
Farmhouse Casual
A warm, traditional look made for relaxing with family and friends with a modern approach to cabin-inspired design. Country, cottage and farmhouse styles displaying distressed furniture and accessories evoke an inviting feeling of easy living and low-maintenance. Features may include:

  • Plush, overstuffed upholstery.
  • Warm wood tones with rustic or weathered finishes.
  • Natural fabrics like cotton, linen, and wool.

Bohemian Eclectic
A rich, layered look combining furniture designs from various time periods and styles. A diverse and carefree collection of artwork and accessories that capture an adventurous spirit. Note jewel tones, heirloom collectibles, handmade textiles. Features may include:

  • Furniture with feminine silhouettes and intricate detailing.
  • Antique and vintage elements - think shabby chic meets flea market.
  • Crystal and glass embellished accents and lamps.
  • Fabric on fabric on fabric - layered looks.
  • Tribal inspired and the use of animal hide.
Your personal style may be defined in one or a mixture of these popular interior design styles. If you're preparing to embark on a design overhaul or just want to update a room, John Elliott Interiors is waiting to help you define your style and bridge the different aspects of design that appeal to you. Visit our Lake Ozark interior showroom for inspiration!

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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