Define Your Style in One Picture Challenge

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Dear Diva Readers,

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>As I grow older I find my personal decorating style is becoming less formal and perhaps a tad more eclectic. I love fabulous lines on furniture – dramatic chaise lounges, black and white graphic stripes and intensely saturated colors. I also love irreverent touches – notice on the right hand side of this picture how the statue is wearing a strand of pearls as if to say, “I may be a priceless statue but I still know how to have fun”.

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to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 213px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/S-Vkakw7B7I/AAAAAAAAEvM/SsGT2IajDnc/s400/The+antiques+diva+style.png” border=”0″ />to 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 245px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/S-VkaRaXDlI/AAAAAAAAEvE/ZTCae10gdMc/s400/whats+your+style.jpg” border=”0″ />This bedroom appeals to me on so many levels – visually because of the drama and great lines, the dark walls and ceiling, and mirrored wall. But also for the classic touches – naturally the antiques scattered about the room are divine, but what sets this room apart – what gives it that certain je ne sais quoi – is the artful placement of the blue & white plate and ginger jars along the window wall. In the dark room your eye lands on these pieces – a place of rest – the white popping against the blue. People often think that decorating with Delft requires a formal, traditional room. And while this room has oodles of traditional elements, the vibe I walk away with is traditional with a modern twist!

to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 61px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/S-Vkg-7JEWI/AAAAAAAAEvU/oVHi-V_oVl4/s400/right+bank+banner.jpg” border=”0″ />One of my favorite bloggers, Alex – the bloggess behind From the Right Bank – runs an ongoing challenge on her website called “What’s Your Style in One Picture”. Last year around this time I entered my personal style into this challenge – defining The Antiques Diva™ style as “Antiques, Modern, Glamour” and a year later I’ve found another photo that summarizes my look – the key components still being the same.

So I ask you, dear Diva Readers, what’s your style?

Until next time,

The Antiques Diva™

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