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What speaks to you? Knowing your style type gives you clarity and a direction to go when we create your dream home.

 
 
 
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Southwestern interior design is a style that is warm and welcoming. It is a fusion of Native American and Spanish styles, denoted with warm colors, distressed woods and ornate metal scroll work.

 
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Warm and Welcoming

Fusion of Native American and Spanish Styles

Warm Colors

Distressed Wood

Ornate Metal Scroll Work

 
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Westerns

Dances with Wolves

Tombstone

Wyatt Earp

Young Guns 1 & 2

Waiting to Exhale

Brokeback Mountain

Urban Cowboy

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Louis L’Amour books

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

These is My Words by Nancy Turner

Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan

The Last of the Death Warriors by Fransisco X Stork

Changing Light by Nora Gallagher

The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingslover

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Spicy Scents

Spicy Foods

Tex Mex Foods

Margaritas

Bourbon Cowboy pg 35 of Gone With the Gin Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist by Tim Federle

 

Bourbon Cowboy:

4 basil leaves, divided

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 ounces bourbon

1-1/2 ounces iced, sweetened to taste

½ ounce lemon juice

 

Muddle 3 basil leaves and the bitters in a shaker.  Add the remaining ingredients and ice, and shake well.  Strain into a julep cup (or a rocks glass) filled with freshly shaved ice and garnish with a basil leaf.  Don’t drink and ride.

 
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Coastal style is one of the fastest growing decorating styles, and its decor reaches far inland. Rooms decorated in the coastal style have a love of ocean hues and sun-bleached white, an incorporation of natural materials and fabrics, and a celebration of natural light.

 
 

Love of Ocean Hues

Sun Bleached White

Natural Materials and Fabrics

Natural Light

 

Swiss Family Robinson

Titanic

The Other Woman

Something’s Gotta Give

The Perfect Storm

There’s Something About Mary

50 First Dates

Beaches

Swiss Family Robinson by Johann D Wyss

The Beach House by Mary Alice Monral

Beach Girls by LuAnne Rice

Beach Colors: A Novel by Shelley Noble

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Scents of Ocean and Sea Salt

Seafood

Sangria

Long Island Teas

Ti-Tonic pg. 45 of Gone With the Gin Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist by Tim Federle

 

 

Ti-Tonic:

2 ounces mescal

1-1/2 ounces Aperol

3 drops salt water (mix ½ teaspoon of salt into ¼ cup warm water)

4 ounces tonic water

 

Combine the mescal, honey, and Aperol with ice in a shaker and shake well.  In lieu of an actual iceberg, strain over ice in a Collins glass and add the salt water.  Top with the tonic water.

 
 
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Contemporary style encompasses a range of styles developed in the latter half of the 20th century. Pieces feature softened and rounded lines as opposed to the stark lines seen in modern design. Interiors contain neutral elements and bold color, and they focus on the basics of line, shape and form.  Contemporary design refers to what is popular or used right now.

 
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Latter Half of 20th Century

Pieces Feature Rounded and Softened Lines

Neutral Elements

Bold Color

Basics of Line, Shape, and Form

What is Popular or Trending

 
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Stranger Things

Holes

Hocus Pocus

Chicago

Lost in Space

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Kite Runner by Khaled Hoseini

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Hones

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danfarther

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Scents of Cedar

Scents of Snow

Gourmet Pizzas

Lavosh

Old Fashioned

Martini

All That Fizz pg. 93 of Gone With The Gin Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist by Tim Federle

All That Fizz:

¼ ounce single malt scotch

1 egg white

2 ounces gin

1 ounce lemon juice

¾ ounce simple syrup*

2 dashes orange blossom water

2 ounces club soda

 

It’s showtime!  Coat the inside of a cocktail glass with scotch, dispose of the liquid, and set the glass aside.  Add all the remaining ingredients (except the club soda) to the shaker and dry shake for 10 seconds.  Add a handful of ice to the shaker and shake for an additional few seconds. Strain into the cocktail glass and top with the club soda.

*Simple Syrup:

For easy, at home simple syrup, boil 1 part water to 2 parts sugar, until it reduces to –you guessed it- syrup.  Bottle, refrigerate, and enjoy within a month.

 
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Eclectic style is all about harmony and the coming together of disparate styles, juxtaposing textures, and contrasting colors to create a cohesive, beautifully realized room that wouldn’t be out of place in a home décor magazine as this is one design style that takes verve and a great eye. And since eclectic interior design is all about experimentation and play, do have fun with the freedom it allows.

 
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Harmony

Coming Together of Disparate Styles

Juxtaposing Textures

Contrasting Colors

Experimentation

Fun and Freedom

 

Thelma and Louise

Wizard of Oz

Purple Rain

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Wedding Singer

Moulin Rouge



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The Golden Compass Series by Philip Pullman

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Cinnamon Scents

Vegan foods

Soy Milk

Almond Milk

The Wizard of Shiraz pg. 95 of Gone With The Gin Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist by Tim Federle


 

The Wizard of Shiraz:

5 ounces Shiraz

1 ounce cognac

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon cardamom

1 teaspoon orange zest

 

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove from stove, click your heels 3 times, and strain into a mug.

 
 
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Modern farmhouse combines the sleek clean lines of contemporary design with the cozy farmhouse aesthetic to create a uniquely fresh take on the country living inspired style. Modern farmhouse style is known for its warmth and simplicity, characterized by natural textures and materials like wood or galvanized steel.

 
 

Combines Sleek Lines of Contemporary and Cozy Farmhouse Aesthetic

Fresh Take on Country

Warm

Simplicity

Natural Textures Like Wood and Galvanized Steel

 

Sweet Home Alabama

Sommersby

Field of Dreams

Cold Mountain

Bonnie and Clyde

Because of Winn Dixi by Kate DiCamilo

Huck Finn by Mark Twain

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Scent of Rain

Scent of Sun Dried Sheets

Milk

Cheeses

Eggs

Bonnie and Mudslide pg. 74 of Gone With The Gin Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist by Tim Federle

 

Bonnie and Mudslide:

2 ounces vodka

2 ounces Kahlua

1 ounce whole milk

Espresso bean, for garnish

 

Pour the vodka and Kahlua over ice in a rocks glass.  Slowly add the milk and stir to combine ingredients.  Float an espresso bean on top to finish with a bang!

 
 
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Industrial style as the name implies, draws inspiration from a warehouse or an urban loft.

There’s a sense of unfinished rawness in many of the elements, and it’s not uncommon to see exposed brick, ductwork and wood. An iconic home with an industrial design theme would be a renovated loft from a former industrial building.

Think high ceilings, old timber and dangling metal light fixtures with sparse functional furniture. There may be one or two pieces of abstract art or photography to add a dash of colour to an otherwise neutral colour scheme derived from the primary materials of wood and metals.

 
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Inspiration from Warehouse or Urban Loft

Unfinished Rawness

Exposed Brick, Ductwork and Wood

High Ceilings

Old Timber

Dangling Metal Lights

Sparse Functional Furniture

Neutral Color Scheme Derived From Wood and Metals

 

Gladiator

Rocky

Vikings

Game of Thrones

Maze Runner Trilogy

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Harry Potter Series

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Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien

Kingsbridge Trilogy by Ken Follet

Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling




Scents from a Hardwood Smoker

Scents of Ginger Ale

Roasted Meats

Smoked Meats

Moscow Mules

Harry Potter and the Gimlet of Fire pg. 107 of Gone With The Gin Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist by Tim Federle

 

Harry Potter and The Gimlet of Fire:

2 ounces gin

1 ounce lime juice

½ ounce simple syrup*

 

Beginners Version:

Combine all the ingredients with ice in a shaker.  Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass (or, of course, a goblet!)

 

Advanced Version:

After you’ve completed the above steps, light the tip of a cinnamon stick on fire and then blow it out immediately, incense style.  Wave the stick over the glass, like a ceremonial spell, to give the drink a slightly smoky taste.

*Simple Syrup:

For easy, at home simple syrup, boil 1 part water to 2 parts sugar, until it reduces to –you guessed it- syrup.  Bottle, refrigerate, and enjoy within a month.

 
 
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Mid-century modern is a throwback to the design style of the mid-1900s—primarily the 1950s and 60s. There’s a retro nostalgia present in Mid-Century Modern Design, and also some elements of minimalism. Functionality or “fussy-free” was the main theme for Mid-century design. It emphasizes pared-down forms, natural or organic shapes such as “egg-shaped” chair, easy-to-use contemporary designs and simple fabrications. It easily complements any interior and also helps with seamless transition from interior to exterior.

 
 

Design Styles of 50-60’s

Retro Nostalgia

Some Minimalism

Function-Fussy-Free

Organic Shapes: Egg-Shaped Chair

Easy-to-Use Contemporary Designs

Simple Fabrications

Compliments Any Interior

Seamless Transition From Interior to Exterior

 
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The Help

The Secret Life of Bees

The Incredibles

A Time to Kill

Mississippi Burning

To Kill a Mockingbird

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee




Scents of Cedar

TV Dinner Meals

Home Cooked Meals Like Roast Beef Supper

Martinis

Cosmopolitan

Tequila Mockingbird pg. 45 of Tequila Mockingbird Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle


 

Tequila Mockingbird:

1-1/2 ounces tequila

2 drops hot sauce

1 dill pickle

 

Pour the tequila into a shot glass, add the hot sauce, and slam that bad boy back before chasing with a big chomp of pickle.  No tears allowed here: if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the South.

 
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Transitional style is a marriage of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics equating to a classic, timeless design. Furniture lines are simple yet sophisticated, featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles.

 
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Marriage of Contemporary and Traditional

Classic, Timeless Design

Furniture Lines, Simple Yet Sophisticated

Straight or Rounded Profiles

 
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Anything with the Rat Pack

New In Town

The Big Chill

Smokey and the Bandit

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Holes by Lewis Sachar

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Manchurian Candidate by John Frankenhemier

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Scents of Baking

Scents of Flowers

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Sliders

Gourmet burgers

Craft Beers

Martini

Old Fashioned

The Maraschino Candidate pg. 81 of Gone With The Gin Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist by Tim Federle

 

The Maraschino Candidate:

1 ounce gin

1 ounce lime juice

1 ounce maraschino cherry liquor (like Luxardo)

½ ounce simple syrup*

½ ounce blue curacao

Maraschino cherry to garnish

Combine all the liquid ingredients with the ice in a shaker.  Shake well, strain into a highball glass over fresh ice, and top with the maraschino cherry.  Talk about hypnotizing!

*Simple Syrup:

For easy, at home simple syrup, boil 1 part water to 2 parts sugar, until it reduces to –you guessed it- syrup.  Bottle, refrigerate, and enjoy within a month.

 
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The traditional style is one of the most popular styles used to decorate homes. It incorporates design elements from a variety of centuries, which allows homeowners to feel comfortable and elegant at the same time. The traditional style features warm, rich colors that are very inviting.

A space that is designed in the traditional style will often have the following qualities: Detailed woodwork. Carved moldings. Sturdy crafted furniture.

 
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Design Elements from a Variety of Centuries

Comfortable

Elegant

Warm, Rich Inviting colors

Detailed Woodwork, Carved Moldings

Sturdy Crafted Furniture

 
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Fried Green Tomatoes

Saving Private Ryan

A River Runs Through It

Forest Gump

Gone With The Wind

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Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg

Tea Rose, Winter Rose and Wild Rose – Trilogy by Jennifer Donnelly

The Century Series by Ken Follet




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Scents of Peppermint

Scents of Old Spice

Scents of Flowers

Comfort Foods

Mac and Cheese

Apple Pie

Gone With The Gin pg 43 of Gone With The Gin Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist by Tim Federle

 

Gone With The Gin:

2 whole jalapenos, halved and seeded

½ peach, pitted and sliced

2 rosemary sprigs, divided

¾ ounce simple syrup*

1-1/2 ounces gin

½ ounce Campari

½ ounce lemon juice

Club soda, to fill

 

Muddle the jalapenos, peach, 1 rosemary sprig, and simple syrup in a shaker.  Add the gin, Campari, lemon juice, and a handful of ice to the shaker and shake well. Double-strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass, fill with the club soda, and garnish with the remaining rosemary sprig.  Sip slow-you’ve got three plus hours to get through.

*Simple Syrup:

For easy, at home simple syrup, boil 1 part water to 2 parts sugar, until it reduces to –you guessed it- syrup.  Bottle, refrigerate, and enjoy within a month.

 
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Cocktail Recipes

If you loved one of the recipes we suggested, try out more with Tim Federle’s cocktail books. Tell us your favorites!

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Tequila Mockingbird Cocktails with a Literary Twist

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Gone With The Gin Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist

 

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