DESIGN 

Styles

At Taylor’d Designs, we design spaces that reflect the homeowner’s personality and lifestyle. If it is a commercial property, we tailor the design to be consistent with the company’s business brand.

A good starting point for determining the design direction is to identify the style(s) that best represent you.

Scroll down to see which design style best reflects you.

ARTS AND CRAFTS

This design style embraces the use of natural materials and craftsmanship of the early 1900’s. Wood that is unpainted, but richly stained, is the dominant material. Furniture and architectural details utilize simple forms and often showcase the way pieces and materials are put together. The palette usually consists of the muted, colors of the earth. Jewel-toned stained glass windows and Tiffany lamps are also typical in this design, with accessories that have bronze, brass or copper accents.

ASIAN

This style uses design elements from Japan, China and other Asian nations. From Japan, simple, natural and minimalistic elements create serene, calm environments. The Chinese influence can create a bold, yet warm, environment by using glossy lacquered furniture and brightly colored accessories.

COASTAL

This comfortable look is inspired by the beach and the ocean. It evokes a casual and relaxed feeling by using light and airy natural fabrics. The color palette features whites, beiges, blues and sea greens. Accessories and accents often have nautical or beach-themed motifs, such as anchors, lighthouses, seashells and coral.

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary design often has clean, sleek lines and is marked by solid colors, predominately muted neutrals or bold punches of color in furniture and accessories. Furniture is sleek, lower to the ground and often has metal frames or straight legs with an emphasis on basic shapes and forms.

COUNTRY/RUSTIC

Rustic elegance is characteristic of the country look. Some country looks are marked by extensive use of wood paneling and soft floral patterns, muted hues and pops of red, blue or pure white accents. Floral, check and striped vintage fabric patterns are standards. Many of the accessories have a handmade, rustic quality, such as pottery, baskets and forged metal. Many of the furnishings have history to them and are bought in antique shops and flea markets.

ECLECTIC

Eclectic design is a mixture of several styles and time periods that are made cohesive through color, pattern, and texture. It is a unique and artistic style built on contrasts that harmonize and complement each other.

ENGLISH COUNTRY

This style is similar to shabby chic with its feminine look, but is balanced with rustic elements. The furniture is usually made of finely carved wood, and the chairs and sofas are overstuffed with skirted bottoms. Walls are often wall papered. Accessories include antique pieces, fine china and vases of fresh flowers.

FRENCH

French design, or Parisian style, is generally ornate, fanciful and highly decorative. There is an extensive use of gold and bronze. Antique and heirloom furniture is often used. Window treatments and accessories make bold and dramatic statements with its colors and patterns. French Country is less opulent, earthy and relaxed.

INDUSTRIAL CHIC

This trendy design style gets its inspiration from warehouses and urban lofts with its exposed ducts, brick walls and concrete floors. It mixes the old with the new. Windows are usually large and unadorned. The color palette is neutral with splashes of color; and décor with metal finishes is used extensively.

MEDITERRANEAN

This style is inspired by the coastal regions of Spain, Greece and Italy. Its colors echo the sea and include terra cotta, yellow and lavender. Tuscan style, a type of Mediterranean design, is more rustic due to its influence of Italian villages. Its accessories include hand painted tiles and wrought iron pieces.

MID CENTURY

MODERN

This look originated in the 1950’s and 60’s and is often associated with the Rat Pack days of Palm Springs and the television show Mad Men. It is a minimalist design characterized by its simplicity, linear shapes and smooth curves. There are few ornamental touches and the materials used are often made of glass and shiny metals. Its color

palette consists of muted neutrals with pops of strong colors such as orange, yellow, red and green.

SHABBY

CHIC

Shabby chic design is soft and feminine with cottage-style décor. The furniture is usually painted white with a distressed, weathered look or is slipcovered in white. Natural fabrics, such as cotton and linen, are used extensively. The color palette consists of whites, pastels and muted floral prints. Vintage chandeliers, antique clocks, and lots of soft pillows are used for accessories.

TRADITIONAL

Elegant, classic styling is the hallmark of traditional design. It often reflects a European look with its use of Queen Anne and Chippendale style furniture pieces that have distinctive curved, cabriole legs, claw feet and wing back chairs. The symmetry of this design style creates a calm, orderly environment. The color palette is typically neutral with the use of rich fabrics that are simple florals, solids, stripes or plaids.

TRANSITIONAL

Transitional design is a meshing of the contemporary and traditional styles. Furniture has the clean, sleek lines of contemporary design that is complemented with the conservative, classic feel of traditional décor and architectural details, such as wainscoting. Colors are neutral; accessories are minimal; and visual interest is created through the use of various textures.

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