Merging Styles

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This week, I finally got the keys to my new apartment. While in college, I never had money to decorate my apartment like I wanted. My major furniture purchases in college were a futon, a dining room table and chairs (which were used more for party games than for actually eating dinner), and two red sofas from some girl on Facebook who was moving across country. These pieces were mixed with my roommates’ furniture and some childhood furniture that my mom let me use.

Now that I have my own apartment, I am getting to actually buy items that I like and that reflect my taste rather than whatever is cheapest and necessary. Jordan and I are getting married next fall so my apartment is the last “girl-only” place I will be living. Since the furniture/ decorations I am purchasing will be in Jordan’s and my first home, I have been taking Jordan’s taste into consideration for every major purchase.

Jordan’s style:

I would categorize Jordan’s style as a mix of industrial and mid-century modern. He traveled to Sweden and Denmark over the summer so he has recently become obsessed with Scandinavian design. (I’m ok with this because I am 1/4th Swedish).








My style:

I would categorize my style as a mix between art deco, traditional, and coastal. I love everything from the 20s, if I could afford to decorate my house like Gatsby’s, then I would. Having family in Miami, I have always been attracted to sea & palm prints. My favorite colors are gold, white, and navy.








Our styles overlap in some ways but in other ways, they clash. My apartment is very much my style (I’m not giving up pink just yet) but I have made sure that all of the furniture will flow nicely with his when we get married.

I can’t wait to post pictures of my apartment once it is completely decorated. I will also be sharing ways that we have “compromised” or worked around our different tastes when purchasing bigger ticketed items.

Do you and your significant other have different tastes when it come to home decor? How have you worked around that while decorating? I would love to hear other’s thoughts and advice!

Ciao for now!


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