Instinctual Variants as Interior Design Styles
sp/so - scandinavian, midcentury modern
simplicity with soft playfulness. home is where the family comes together so everything needs to be comfortable and inviting to rest there. hygge and lagom are both very sp/so concepts; being cozy but not too much.
so/sp - shabby chic, contemporary
like straight out of a catalog.
pretty but a bit impersonal. pinterest is the best friend in offering decor ideas. “live love laugh” spirit throughout the whole home.
sp/sx - colonial, dark victorian
most old-timey out of all. carefully curated, with personal history attached. not afraid of dark colors. elegant nobility at best, fusty at worst.
sx/sp - industrial, rustic
rich in textures. many natural materials: leather, wood, metals. wide open spaces mixed with a few confined areas. the place is like a living entitiy in itself and mirrors the owner’s quirks.
sx/so - hollywood regency, eclecticism
dramatic, colorful, and always one of a kind. somewhat vain and egocentric but rightly so. weird combinations of materials and furniture that go together surprisingly well.
so/sx - boho, beach house/coastal
inviting, lots of sitting space. beanbags, rugs… everything is a lounge area. travel memorabilia proudly displayed to show worldliness and to delve into dreams of foreign places.