What’s your style? {Romantic interiors}

I love looking at interiors. It cannot be helped, for me it’s a compulsion. I truly spend a disproportionate amount of time looking at photographs of interiors and when I stumble across a really beautiful product, vignette or room I file it away or pin it. Back in the early days these were literally torn from magazines and scrap booked – how quaint! Over the years I’ve got better at tagging them with a nomenclature or theme (but unfortunately not consistently with the same name….. arghhh)

So what draws me to a particular room? Sometimes it’s the colour, the composition or its conceptual and other times it’s just that it “grabs” me. It’s funny though to look back at early items tagged and sometimes find that they no longer stimulate my senses. Is this because I’ve fine-tuned my aesthetic or just that I’ve seen similar a thousand times now? However it’s a useful reference library and something I have been delving into recently in preparation for a workshop I am co-hosting this week with stylist Abigail Bowen of brightoncmb.

Below are five rooms I have filed that don’t fall into my “style” but work beautifully all the same. I’ve tagged them as Romantic and given its Valentines Day in a couple of weeks I’m sure you will appreciate…

These are tagged as romantic as they each item in the picture has detailed decoration such as embroidery, has floral motif’s (look at the decorated ceiling in picture 2) and tactile fabrics are prevalent.

They also tend to be pale pastel colours – a big trend for spring fashion according to Abigail Bowen and Vogue.

Image source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5



  1. January 28, 2012 / 12:56 pm

    Not my style either but that first one is beautiful. I think the dark blue of the sofa cushions stops it from being too girly? I'm going to pin that now :o)

  2. February 2, 2012 / 7:13 pm

    I really like that sofa as well. its a great shape. Did you notice the Audrey Hepburn picture above the sofa.

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