Style Glossary

Tropical

Infuse a bit of beachy flair into your home with tropical style, which combines influences from various locations like Hawaii and French Polynesia. Furniture can be made up of different natural materials like rattan, bamboo and wicker. Furnishings are upholstered with tropical prints featuring lattice prints, flowers and big palm leaves. Light fixtures are also constructed out of natural materials, like woven pendant lights. To create a light and airy ambiance that you would find in tropical locations, color palettes are kept subdued, with pale peaches, greens, blues and neutrals. Lush green plants give a splash of brightness to the interior and play off of the lighter colors.

Image of Tropical sunroom by Rob Downey Photography

Tudor

TudorTudor homes typically have stone or stucco on their exterior with wooden front doors to recreate an English style. An iconic detail of Tudor design is the steep gable roof pitch to mimic a castle you might see in a medieval fairytale. Windows in the home are tall and narrow, guiding the eye up to the high ceilings equipped with heavy timber ceiling beams. Kitchens are equipped with vintage detailing like wrought iron lighting, farmhouse sinks and cream-colored cabinets. In the living and dining rooms, heavy ornate wood furniture with a semi-glossy sheen sit atop stone or brick flooring.

Image of Tudor staircase by Arttus Period Interiors and Joinery

Tuscan

TuscanTuscan interior design is decorated with warm, earthy colors like golden yellows, rusty oranges, deep purples and olive greens, much like those you would find on a Tuscan hillside. Floors are packed with detail and contain either worn wood, terra-cotta tiles or a mosaic inlay. Antique detailed rugs add a cozy element to the floors. Windows are always left without detailed treatments so natural light can easily stream in and warm the interior. Furniture borrows characteristics from Mediterranean design with richly stained wood and intricate hand-painted designs of natural elements such as flowers and fruits. Rooms are lit with hanging pendants, candles and wrought iron light fixtures. Walls are decorated with art featuring wine bottles, cheese, fruit and flowers.

Image of Tuscan living room from Collaborative Design Group

Urban

UrbanUrban interiors share a similar sleekness to loft-like homes with a bit of rustic flair tossed in. Exposed brick and stone gives walls character, and industrial pendant lighting made of steel, copper and wrought iron illuminate all of the vintage details throughout the home. Lighting is also an important element because it breaks up the deep dark hues that dress the floors, walls and furniture. Floor to ceiling windows, used to keep things light, are another classic characteristic of this city style. Furniture is made up of a mix of weathered and glossy woods to create a perfect balance of old world style and industrial style.

Image of Urban living room by Arclinea NY

Venetian

VenetianVenetian homes are equipped with a luxurious, enchanting ambiance. Many elements throughout Venetian interiors come with a gilded finish, including feet on furniture and chairs, mirrors, candle holders, picture frames, etc. Collections of smaller mirrors with ornate detailing are used as decorations and help the interior appear more spacious. Wall sconces are used to highlight the mirrors and reflect light. Furniture is adorned with wood detailing and typically upholstered with a patterned fabric such as florals or stripes. Venetian homes boast a rich color palette made up of creams, deep wine reds, golds and purples. These shades are illuminated by an arrangement of white candles and grand chandeliers.

Image of Venetian staircase by Dream Home Design USA