Bring Your Closet into Your Living Space
When I meet with my clients I like to take in their “lifestyle.” What I mean by that is I can get an overall feeling about a person and their style by what they wear, drive, cook with, live in, sit on, accessorize with. Your style is an extension of yourself. It’s your personality. Look inside of your closet. Look at how you dress and accessorize. Now, look around your home. Can you see your personality? Some of you may have multiple or split personalities that for this article we’ll just call a mixture of design preferences.
If you’re I’m a less-is-more kind of person, you may not wear a lot of jewelry and stick to the basics. Your home may reflect that with a simply stated, clutter-free look. Although this rule applies to most, there are circumstances where our personality plus shines through our fashion choices yet we keep our living spaces conservative, and, vice versa. You may be a composite of a few different personality types so one may happen to show through your home style, the other through fashion.
In both our home and fashion design choices we do tend to gravitate towards our favorite colors, fabrics and accessories. If your closet is full of neutrals with just a few colorful accent pieces chances are your homes color palette is the same. And those of you that are wearing and loving red, orange, chartreuse and turquoise, I’ll bet you have these beautiful brights incorporated in your living spaces as well. Anyone wearing animal prints, leather and fur are probably resting their feet on it too. And if you’re waking up daily looking forward to wearing one of Arizona’s five C’s….Cotton…I suspect I would find high thread count cotton sheets on your bed. You silk, satin and lace gals, you know who you are; those fine fabrics always seem to jump out of your wardrobes and into your furnishings.
What are some of your favorite accessories? Is your jewelry armoire full of bold, geometric, oversized pieces? Do you prefer silver, gold or burnished metals? Crystals, diamonds or pearls? Is there a hand-tooled leather belt hanging in your closet? Maybe a cowboy hat or 2? Compare those items to your existing home jewelry or what you would like to have adorning your home. Your personality, or multiple personalities, may be shining bright. You may suddenly start to notice just how similar your favorite crystal necklace and the chandelier hanging over your bathtub are. How blue really makes your eyes pop and how great you really look sitting back on your new Meander Blue sofa, even when your eyes are closed.
I can’t end this article without addressing the “His and Her” closet influences in the home. Two personalities, perhaps very different fashion tastes, both coming out of the closet and in to the living spaces. How do you create a synergetic home design where both personalities and sense of style are shining through? Call a professional!
About the Photo
Our featured model is not just any model. She is one of Arizona’s very own up and coming, Ms. Maggy Day! Part of why I love my career so much is I have the opportunity to share with many my passion for Design, both Fashion and Home. I also get the opportunity to participate in some very cool activities and events. Recently I was asked by Cindy Christi, owner of Get Image Ready, to judge and choose the winner of one of Get Image Ready’s Model Search. In this photo is our winner Maggy. I would like to thank her, photographer Paul Beard of Love Hate Photography and Get Image Ready for a beautiful visual showing us how our Wardrobes can very much influence our whereabouts!