Calling Cards?

May 6, 2011

Ever notice how with some designers you can always tell it’s there work because they tend to put a personal “stamp” on each room? I have a thing for spotting these “stamps” out and I guess as a designer I am always trying to figure out my own calling card or “stamp”….. What makes a room I do look like a room that I did…thoughts?


For example: 


: This particular design team loves their typography and symbols. Letters and words seem to be hidden in a lot of there rooms artwork. I think they do it well and I like the added touch it gives to the spaces they create.







always has some humongous weird headless bust or a giant pile of golden horse poop in every room she does…I always associate her style with strange accoutrement’s that are both annoying and awesome at the same time.



This fella LOVES his own designed fabrics and from the looks of things it seems that when you hire him to decorate your space, there is no doubt you better LOVE his fabrics as well cause they will be littered throughout your home…To me this is a great thing considering I am a big fat fan of all things Dunham.





: She is so talented let me tell you. She can literally take any ol’ crap and make it shine. Her calling card is pops of color. She will take one particular color and pop it throughout the room. Below I showed you her purple pops…she likes those.



Tell me if you have noticed other designers calling cards… I am intrigued. 


Do you think mine might be funky rugs? a bit of ethnic? hmmm

  1. Ha, I feel that Kelly Wearstler is amazingly talented, but I don’t particularly like her style.

    You–I think of your style as what in my head is “california style”…bright and airy, ethnic rugs, lots of textures and natural touches. Its good stuff!

  2. with you i’d say ethnic patterns. it’s a part of what drew me here.. big time. LOVE IT. insightful post. i’ll be thinking of my own calling card now too.

  3. yes. the ethnic patterns definitely. i think it’s very representative of what you’ve shown on this blog so far at least! the kilim rugs. the suzani patterns. all fantastic!

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