Your Style Is...
You're warm, kind, and community-minded. A space inspired by Nordic sensibilities will make you feel safe, sound, and serene.Your superpower is supporting others, and you're a rock for your friends and loved ones. Your home needs to be a haven of connection, comfort, and love for both you and your people. A space that expresses your gentle heart.The Danish concept of "hygge" (meaning comfortable conviviality or absolutely coziness) has your name written all over it. This softness is paired with a minimal aesthetic. And punctuated by light-colored wood. The Scandinavian interior design style features neutral colors, pastels, and soft textures. The Scandinavian palette also plays with creams, white, tan, and beige.Although the color palette is muted, textures can create variety and interest in this design style. Because you feel things deeply, soft and luscious textures will totally light you up.All in all, your interior design style is inviting, warm, and casually elegant. “You cannot hygge if you are in a hurry or stressed out. . . the art of creating intimacy cannot be bought by anything but time, interest and engagement in the people around you.” — Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live WellHere Are 3 Design Tips You Don't Want to Miss1. Start from the bottom, now you're hereIf you're not sure where to start when it comes to designing a room...think about the floor. Does your space already have nice hardwood floors? Is an intricately designed rug calling out to you? Or perhaps an area rug made from a natural fibre?It's key to start with the floor so that you don't limit your designs from the get-go. If you first decide you want a large sofa, then everything else in the space is going to have to fit around that large item. Thinking about how your floor will give you inspiration for the rest of the room. You could pull colors for the rest of the design from a Persian rug, for instance. Or go with neutral tones that will allow you to play with pops of color in the furniture.2. Get to know your space If you've just moved into a new space, take some time to sit with it in a bare state. Really drink in the space and pay attention to it. This will show you how you naturally want to use the space and move through it.If you've already lived in your space for a long time, begin your new design by clearing things out. Give yourself the feeling of a blank slate. The word "decorating" can be tricky in interior design, because it suggests we need to keep adding layers, or putting elements on top of elements. But if you get to know your space when it's more clear...you're going to see more opportunities for flow.When it comes to design...take your time, instead of trying to do everything at once. That way you can continue to add touches that you really love... that work together as a whole.3. Get moody with a mood boardNow that you know your design personality, start creating a moodboard of spaces you totally love. Collect images of interiors that make your heart sing. Pinterest is great for this, of course.You can even call to mind spaces and places you've visited in the past that you've totally loved. Add those to your idea collection.Once you've gathered lots of designs you really love...take a little time to assess your style. What are the common threads? What kind of pieces or colors are showing up in all of the images? Then list all the words you'd use to describe your personal interior design style. The key to interior design you really adore is having it really express your personal aesthetic. Meet the Woman Behind the Curtain...Hey style-savvy friend! I'm Julie Benson, interior designer, proud mom of two, and certified sommelier. I hail from Denmark, the home of hygge. I studied architecture and design at the Royal Danish Academy. My work has been featured in Elle Decor, Luxe Interiors, and New York Magazine's top 100 designers list. I became a sommelier because something about wine spoke to me. Over time I realized it was the concept of terroir. That a grape holds the essence of the place it's from. I am thoroughly obsessed with designing environments that capture a distinct essence of place. Like a great bottle of wine, a perfectly designed room can totally uplift your day-to-day.My speciality is designing organic environments that make you feel completely at home. I love helping people create spaces that capture their true essence. Define Your Design With these Resources👇1. Want to know more about your unique design style? Read my blog for easy-to-implement design guidelines tailored to your personal aesthetic. Many of my readers report back that the blog has helped them to get crystal clear on their design vision. 2. Join the conversation on Instagram! I go live every week to answer your design questions and give personalized tips. I'll also share my favorite space-saving tactics if you live in a small space, or want to create a modular space that changes with you throughout the day. 3. If you're ready to step into a space that is totally you, book a consultation with me. Whether you're moving into a new apartment, or want to breathe new life into your home of 20 years, I'll help you define your dream design.It's Time To Elevate Your Space!Now that you've gotten more clarity on your signature design style, it's time to take action in crafting a space that you absolutely love. Check your email to return to your quiz results! Over the next several days, I'll be sharing more design tips and hacks so that you can start elevating your space ASAP. Making a few tweaks and changes can really shift your space faster than you might imagine!As you transform your environment to reflect your personal style, you will find more and more beauty unfold in your day life. 🍷Here's a toast to you. May your dream design vision become a glorious reality🍷