Defining Your Signature Design Style

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A Five-Step Guide

I’m excited to share the five essential steps to Defining Your Signature Design Style and seamlessly incorporate them into your home. Your signature style is a reflection of your personality, interests, and experiences, creating a cohesive aesthetic that resonates throughout every room. Let’s dive into the process.

Defining Your Signature Design Style

Step 1: Collect Inspiration Images

Begin by gathering inspiration images that speak to you. Create a Pinterest board or a mood board on Canva featuring 20 to 30 images. These can be entire rooms or specific elements that capture your attention. Your goal is to build a collection with a common theme that represents your unique style.


Step 2: Study Your Inspiration

Take the time to carefully study your curated images. Look for patterns, repetitions, and common threads that emerge. This step is crucial in identifying the elements that consistently attract you. Whether it’s a color palette, specific furniture styles, or unique design details, make mental notes of these recurring features.

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Step 3: Create Your Signature Style Call-Out List

Translate your observations into words by creating a signature-style call-out list. This list should include 10 to 15 key elements that define your style. For example, it could be a preference for warm green and white color combinations, a love for light wood, or an affinity for sinuous modern upholstery. This list will serve as a reference point when making design decisions.

step 3 create your signature style call out list

Step 4: Assess Your Current Space

Evaluate your existing rooms, elements, and materials against your signature-style call-out list. Identify items that align with your style and those that don’t. If certain pieces don’t match your signature style and are replaceable, consider editing them out of your home. This step liberates your creativity and allows you to make room for items that truly reflect your aesthetic.

step 4 assess your current space

Step 5: Source Items Aligned with Your Style

Now that you’ve refined your vision, take your time sourcing items that align with your signature style. Whether you’re replacing old pieces or adding new elements, use your inspo images and list as tools to guide your choices. Remember, the process of defining your home’s style takes time. Enjoy the journey and be patient with the transformation.

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Design lovers, I hope you enjoyed the Five Essential Steps to Defining Your Signature Design Style! Feel free to share your excitement about today’s post in the comments, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Watch the full YouTube Video below to see even more exciting tips and inspo for defining your signature design style.

Thank you for reading the five essential steps to define your signature design style. Remember, good design is for everyone. Create a home that inspires you and fall in love with where you live, one room at a time.

XO, Ashley

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