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Your Style – Embodied in a Room

Artist – and fearless colorist – Cynthia Wick shares how to identify your design style to create your own unique, love-forever rooms.

"Interior design, at its best,
is about translating your
personal taste into a home
that feels like you."

Here’s a secret: You already have a style; You just might not realize it.

We all have colors we gravitate to, clothes we like to wear, favorite accessories to put on, or a piece of art we could stare at for hours. The hard part is translating all those loves into a space that feels cohesive and pulled together. We spoke to Berkshires-based artist Cynthia Wick – whose paintings have been re-imagined into a collection of affordable and inspiring pillows and fine art prints – how to curate objects you already have as the basis for a scheme. 

01.
Start by gathering things you love and placing them together.

“My house is a mishmosh of lots of objects I love. Furniture from different decades. Unexpected colors. Eclectic fabrics. My dining room chandelier is an antique birdcage covered in colored glass Christmas ornaments. Just because I love them. I really believe if you put things together that you love they’ll work.  It can start with a painting you love. Or a pillow. Or a shirt.  I designed my bedroom around a dark green and blue rug I adored. Everything came from that rug. The wall I painted turquoise. The yellow pillows. The Bauer blue pottery. The rug was my inspiration. Gather your beloved pieces and put them on a white tablecloth, so you can focus only on those objects.”

02.
Now turn that pile into a moodboard.

Look at them with curiosity. What colors are they? What shapes? Why do you like them? Think about daring to paint a wall one of those colors. Paint an old chair another. Don’t be afraid of color. Use your instincts. It can be fun and liberating.”

03.
Snap a picture and get to work.

Capture your inspiration in a quick picture you can reference while shopping. Keep referring back to that initial scheme—it’s amazing how much your favorite objects can tell you. At Annie Selke, we believe your home should make you happy. Surrounding yourself with the things you love is a great place to start.

Shop the Cynthia Wick collection here.

Artist – and fearless colorist – Cynthia Wick shares how to Identify your design style to create your own unique, love-forever rooms.

"Interior design, at its best, is about translating your personal taste into a home that feels like you."

Here’s a secret: You already have a style; You just might not realize it.

We all have colors we gravitate to, clothes we like to wear, favorite accessories to put on, or a piece of art we could stare at for hours. The hard part is translating all those loves into a space that feels cohesive and pulled together. We spoke to Berkshires-based artist Cynthia Wick – whose paintings have been re-imagined into a collection of affordable and inspiring pillows and fine art prints – how to curate objects you already have as the basis for a scheme. 

01.
Start by gathering things you love and placing them together.

“My house is a mishmosh of lots of objects I love. Furniture from different decades. Unexpected colors. Eclectic fabrics. My dining room chandelier is an antique birdcage covered in colored glass Christmas ornaments. Just because I love them. I really believe if you put things together that you love they’ll work.  It can start with a painting you love. Or a pillow. Or a shirt.  I designed my bedroom around a dark green and blue rug I adored. Everything came from that rug. The wall I painted turquoise. The yellow pillows. The Bauer blue pottery. The rug was my inspiration. Gather your beloved pieces and put them on a white tablecloth, so you can focus only on those objects.”

02.
Now turn that pile into a moodboard.

Look at them with curiosity. What colors are they? What shapes? Why do you like them? Think about daring to paint a wall one of those colors. Paint an old chair another. Don’t be afraid of color. Use your instincts. It can be fun and liberating.”

03.
Snap a picture and get to work.

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Capture your inspiration in a quick picture you can reference while shopping. Keep referring back to that initial scheme—it’s amazing how much your favorite objects can tell you. At Annie Selke, we believe your home should make you happy. Surrounding yourself with the things you love is a great place to start.

Shop the Cynthia Wick collection here.

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