I was reading a West Elm catalogue the other day, and I was thinking about how much it reminded me of my Mom and Grandmother’s clean and modern style. My style, on the other hand is very different than theirs. It’s kind of a smattering of Anthropologie meets Pottery Barn meets Goodwill…yes, tres chic :-). I thought it would be a fun exercise to actually compare my Grandmother’s style, my Mom’s style and my own style.
For example, here’s my take on my Grandmother’s style. Yes, she has exceptional taste. I wish I could be as streamlined, clean and hip as her. She’s truly an inspiration. Her style is very modern, but she mixes in some mid-century and 1930’s antique pieces. Very cool.
My Mom’s style is also pretty modern but she adds her own fun and artistic flair (she is an artist after all). Like her mother, she combines modern pieces with antique pieces but she also throws in a lot of color (mostly jewel tones) and whimsical pieces.
And then there’s my style. Growing up, my bedroom was a stark contrast to the modern, artsy vibe my mom had going on in the house. My room looked like it could have been out of the pages of Victoria Magazine…you know, romantic florals and antiques galore? My style is less fussy now, but it’s still a lot softer and “cushier” than my Mom or Grandmother’s style. I do like to mix a few contemporary and antique pieces, but I include a lot more natural fibers, florals, and traditional elements than either of them.