What's Your Home Design Style?
Are you clueless when it comes to pulling a room together? The key is to locate—and trust—your own gut feelings.
By Diane Love
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2002 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Minimalist but not stark, this approach doses simple, edgy shapes with bursts of color—from peppy stripes and solids to powerful black-and-white.
Skip the bric-a-brac here—the shape's the thing. A space-age white light presiding over a glossy credenza. A sleek side table. A fishbowl-inspired vase. All that simplicity lets you go crazy with color. There's already plenty going on with so many explosive shades in the mix (a carpet with bright bands averts a clash by tying them all together). A touch of whimsy: The noble Roman profile reminds you that what's old is new again.