Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Style guide: 50% coastal

50% coastal, 20% country, 15% sophisticated and 15% casual style guide | My Paradissi

These past days I keep having some style thoughts wandering around my mind. I'm an interior designer and I keep looking/sourcing/designing interiors. Fact. But, by definition, style is something more broad and whole and affects almost all aspects of life, right? I love art and graphic design and occasionally share some of my finds on this blog. On the past few months I went one step further and added some delicious recipes on my Sunday bliss series. Now, starting on yesterday's post I feel I have some fashion gaps I need to fill as well. What I mean to say here is that you can have one style interpreted in all creative fields and when you put all the variables on the table, the moodboard created is something way more powerful than when showcasing one single part (like interior design for that matter). Today's post is an experiment. I'm dealing with a style and find examples in interiors, fashion, graphic design, cooking and art to express it. This particular style is a mix of many. As you can see from the top image, today's moodboard consists of a mix of 50% coastal, 20% country, 15% sophisticated and 15% casual style. The idea of such a mix came from a really inspiring post written by Brittany of A House That Lars Built (you should definitely read it!) on how to identify your own style. To tell you the truth, this post gave me some chills, like a real creative project ought to do. It was so fun finding the connecting line to all these photos! What do you think? I'd love to hear your feedback ^^


Built in bed and light blue gray windows on a white canvas. Photo by Romain Richard.
Interiors: Built in bed and light blue gray windows on a white canvas. Photo by Romain Richard.
Light blue shorts and stripy sweater via Massimo Dutti.
Fashion: Light blue shorts and stripy sweater via Massimo Dutti.
Verily Magazine by Liz Grant.
Graphic design: Verily Magazine by Liz Grant.
Pesto Cappelletti recipe by In The Mood For Food.
Cooking: Pesto Cappelletti recipe by In The Mood For Food.
Un fragmento de piel acariciada, besada, recorrida... by Josep Moncada
Art: Un fragmento de piel acariciada, besada, recorrida... by Josep Moncada.

Shop this collection: 1.Enamel pendant light (Old Faithful Shop, $139), 2.Solitary stroke salt&pepper (Leif, $56), 3.White sandals (MinMadeSandals, $50), 4.Housedoctor bottle/vase (Lefliving, €89.95), 5.Camp stool in white (Serena&Lily, $295), 6.Small slate tray (Zara Home, $6.90), 7.Wooden straw basket (French Connection, £26), 8.Faded linen dish towel (Zara Home, $16.90)



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4 comments :

  1. Eleni! This is amazing! And I just read that post by Brittany...genius...because I also identify with a mix of styles! This brings such a relief to me :) I'm excited to try this myself! I have to say, yours is really spot on, and I can see the combination daily here on your beautiful blog!

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    1. Thank you so much Jess! It means the world to get a positive feedback from you dear :)

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  2. This sounds like so much fun. I think the interiors I am most attracted to are either mediterranean country cottages (especially spanish and southern french), warm scandinavian style, and organic/warm wood tones-feeling japanese style. I think the main themes are sunny warm wooden things, a generous kitchen, interesting yet non-cluttery objects, and light and graceful (but comfortable!) furniture. What kind of style is that?? :)

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  3. Ha, your mix of styles sounds so cozy and relaxing Amanda :)

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