July 24, 2010
My friends have repeatedly asked me, "What is your style?".
Each time this allegedly "friendly" question comes up about my style, I go blank...totally blank...and then I feel like I'm metaphorically being pushed into a small corner with no room to move or breath...claustrophobia sets in and my mind begins to whirl (I may even lose consciousness for a bit when this question of my style comes up).
"My style?", I think to myself and way too often say out loud, "Well...uhhhmmm...I like pretty things. You know? What do you mean my style? My style...hmmm....it's a stylish style. Kind of. You know uhhm it is just uh like those things I like...you know you've seen what I like. Right? I like white but I like pops of color too. I like things with straight lines? I like things with curvy lines? I like some modern things...oh I mean furniture not things...right? I like traditional things...oops furniture. You know? Just cute things. You know. You know????"
The response to my panicked style rambling from these friends is usually the same, "No, actually, I don't know". Grrrrr......
When I'm feeling a bit more calm "my style" definition doesn't come out much better. Here's the calm and supposedly collected explanation of my style: "It is a new mix of several different styles. I call it a "timeless modern blend" - classic yet fun and fresh at the same time." This definition is usually met with a look of utter confusion, someone changing the subject or with total awkward silence.
Okay...got it...I'll hone my description at some point but until then I'll just post these style boards. These are all images that I've posted over the years and some photos I've taken...when put all together they all encapsulate everything I love - my COCOCOZY STYLE!
Is it starting to make sense now? Your answer can be "no" btw...that will force me to go back to the drawing board on the written/verbal description of what I like...! :-)
Anyhooo...hope you enjoy these images...hope it helps with a little bit of a visual definition of COCOCOZY STYLE.
See anything you like...or how about you try to define my style? Tell me what your style is too!
P.S. I swear, the DESIGNER ROOM RECREATE is coming...tomorrow...I promise. It is. I just got sidetracked with this "what is your style" thing because a friend asked me at least 4 times just last night...!