Like style, people’s house decor and design options say a lot about them. We don’t wish to jump to conclusions or judge a book by its cover, but often it is not overly difficult to understand a few basics of a individual’s lifestyle by taking a look at an area.
And that’s because most people need our homes to state something about us. We need them to be functional and comfortable, yes. Nevertheless, in regards to aesthetics, many people who care at all do so since decorating is a form of self-expression. It projects values and our moods and interests. Our temperaments are even expressed by it.
Any stranger walking in to my living room can quickly tell a couple of things about my family: We’ve got kids, we see a great deal, we journey, we’re busy and not overly concerned with neatness. It would not be difficult to also imagine our political affiliations, our income level, our religious leanings and we want to spend our leisure time.
Here are my guesses in the lives behind these 13 living rooms. I haven’t clicked on the photos to learn anything about them (including their location). So I could be quite wrong on all accounts, but it is an enjoyable sport.
What are your guesses? And what exactly does your living room say about you?
I’m a successful, urban woman with no children, and I will mix a martini. Once a month I host a women’s book group in my house.
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd..
We live east of the Mississippi, and I vote Republican. My kids attended college. We like traveling to England.
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
We spend the majority of our time reading and traveling. Our politics are liberal, and we are over 50. We enjoy good wine.
Max Crosby Construction
We’ve got no pets or children.
Sweet as a Candy
We are a youthful, college-educated couple from the suburban South. We attend church every Sunday and adore shows. Next year we are likely to either find a puppy or start a family.
I’m a young woman who writes on a lifestyle blog. I like to cook and entertain. I go to France whenever I could. I have a cute little dog.
Jenn Hannotte / Hannotte Interiors
We are just two professionals under 50. We live in a metropolitan area, like to see live music and alternative theater, and eat on weekends.
Madison Modern Home
I live in California, and back in the day I used to hang out with Joni Mitchell in Topanga Canyon. I buy organic food, like to travel to exotic locations and practice meditation.
We rent this location. One of us is quite traditional — beige and burgundy, please — and one of us is a little more adventuresome. This room is our compromise.
DKOR Interiors Inc.- Interior Designers Miami, FL
I’m a bachelor who made a great deal of money in tech. I allow my designer pick out everything, and I can control it all from my iPad.
I grew up bicoastal and then lived in Morocco, where I still have another home. I’m a painter, and my father is a huge donor to major art museums. My children attend a really highly rated personal college.
Katie Leede & Company Studio
We have a gallery in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood and maintain fundraisers for Democrats.
Jute Interior Design
I’m an architect, and my spouse is a poet. Last year we traveled to Denmark during the summer. We like classical music. We all are originally from the East Coast but live from the West now.
Tell us : What exactly does your living space say about you?