We feel more and more that a choice needs to be made, even in our homes... but can we?
Color! I don't want to live inside a boring, neutral palette!
I just don’t like to feel pressure to choose the team. I enjoy to use both neutrals and colors in my designs, it depends on what I want to say and what kind of atmosfere I tend to create. If I jave to choose between minimalism and maximalism I’m pretty much in the middle.
Damn! I definitely know what you mean. Unfortunately, I really like them both and I can't choose a team no matter how much it would be easier if I did. SO I guess I'm eclectic? ;-)
I go through this in my artwork too and I like both! I don't like feeling pressure to pick a side — even though some people would see that as “inconsistency” in my work. I just want to paint what I feel — sometimes that’s more colorful, sometimes it's not.
Definitely team colour. Sometimes a little toned down but never neutral. I find 'eclectic' to be the most accurate description of my style.
Colour, please, either bright or more subdued. I don't understand the beige vibe... Love well-crafted pieces, objects with a story, a memory and/or a function (and beauty can be one)... pieces that talk to you, that bring you to some point/place in your life, that are part of your mood - it can be long-lived or short/Ikea kind of objects, nothing that grounds you for life. I always think that everything is part of your journey, should change accordingly, with a sense of lightness...
I sense that to choose ‘colour’ implies having multiple colours. But is it also strong colour used minimally/tonally (?). Is it minimalism if the few objects you have are visually complex, rather than numerous? These are technical questions, but most of the comments show that it’s not always easy to choose a side because our individual lives/limitations force nuance in fashion (and politics). Limitations might mean that what I like is often only a statement or aspiration, and might not be the reality. I love a minimum of ‘stuff’ but in a small house with kids it’s a challenge. And we rent and don’t have the means to make big changes in paint, or have bold objects that I may tire of. Also, I can covet
a new, quality design, but our world is finite and buying vintage (if you can) recognises that there’s probably enough stuff in the world, so you might end up with a ‘vintage’ look for political reasons beyond just taste.
I’m allergic to beige! I like colour but in little pops, with deep indigo, vintage wood and lush plants as my neutrals.
Most rooms can do with a little pink 😉
I love the middle-ist call!
For me, creating interior spaces that reflect our family’s needs and the vibe we require in the space is important. Open plan spaces have a minimal range of colours as there are always people, pets, school bags... smaller spaces I have more fun with colour and pattern.
Cross-over, cross-over and very not trendy! I love colours, I love and I also feel drawn to pastel, subdued tones, but not too much. I love the bohemian vibe and also love less stuff. So definitely an anarchist in the middle - both politically as well as in design terms :-D
Fun to me is the preferred....we at Lily Juliet do a lot of color....we're known for it, but we have fun with more subtle use of color, too.
Hi Holly! I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time. I’m about to start my own Substack and I have a question for you about photos and rights. Could / should I ask it here? Thank you!
Thank you! I come from the magazine world and really want to know how sites like yours clear photos? Do you clear everything? Not clear images from stores like, say, CB2? Do you have a photo budget? If you could answer any of all of the above I’d be so grateful. Thank you for your generosity!
Thank you! It seems like perhaps some other writers aren't clearing them -- so I was just making sure I hadn't lost my mind. : )