Are you a less is more type or a more is great type?

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These are two projects I did in my interior design business. One was a client who wanted his home to look like he was a world traveler and collector. (I sourced all the stuff he brought only his clothes) the other is a world traveller who wanted a warm clean place to relax.
q are you a less is more type or a more is great type, home decor, living room ideas, eclectic collections
eclectic collections
q are you a less is more type or a more is great type, home decor, living room ideas, warm contemporary
warm contemporary
q are you a less is more type or a more is great type, home decor, living room ideas, warm contemporary
warm contemporary
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  • Love the warm contemporary looks but that is definitely a preferred style for my personal taste.
  • Maxine B Maxine B on Jan 30, 2012
    less is more for me; comfy with a touch of whimsy
  • Donna marie P Donna marie P on Jan 30, 2012
    Less is definetly more .... I'd love to have less furniture ... I am exploring storage options now.
  • Less is good, but I do love to show things I collect from my travels. Just not too much!
  • Marg C Marg C on Jan 30, 2012
    less is better for me. Too much to look at in time gets me feeling a little overwhelmed. I really like warm contemporary.
  • Christiane S Christiane S on Jan 30, 2012
    Less is more! Just gave away a bunch of stuff to a family who was burnt out of their home.
  • Joyce A Joyce A on Jan 30, 2012
    I don't care for any of them. Too modern and cold looking.
  • Pedini of Atlanta, LLC Pedini of Atlanta, LLC on Jan 30, 2012
    My personal style tends to be contemporary with less clutter. I love working on projects for clients that want many different looks, it makes things more fun for me than having a particular look that I keep repeating. The pictures below are a client that wanted Art Deco so that is what I gave them.
  • Suzi B Suzi B on Jan 30, 2012
    well I like my prettys around me BUT not so much that it's over whelming... but enough to make it look homey not cold....
  • Tom S Tom S on Jan 30, 2012
    Less is more
  • Connie S Connie S on Jan 30, 2012
    Less, most definitely. Too much "stuff" puts my brain on overload.
  • Donna J Donna J on Jan 30, 2012
    Less for sure!
  • Diane B Diane B on Jan 30, 2012
    These room reflect a strong theory and thought process. I suspect this is in a metro building and has high expectations from its owner.
  • Pam R Pam R on Jan 30, 2012
    My styles vary. I like a room to looks lived in, but not cluttered. I like warm tones over cool and I would say my overall style is eclectic. I mix old and new. The eclectic room seems a bit cluttered and the warm contemporary seems a little cold to me.
  • Ellen A Ellen A on Jan 30, 2012
    I don't care for any of those pictures so I don't know what I am...lol...I am with Pam R....I like warm and cozy with some things out but I hate clutter which my house has become...time to undo!!!
  • Mary H Mary H on Jan 30, 2012
    Warm contemporary appeals to me. Some people decorate too much, they really overdo the patterns which make my eyes hurt...
  • Heather O Heather O on Jan 30, 2012
    less is more
  • Aleta S Aleta S on Jan 30, 2012
    I definitely like more is better. Lots of pieces with great history behind them.It becomes very inviting. I don't like stacks of magazines or dirt, filth, and such. But books stacked on a table or on a shelf, knick-knacks on them. Live plants, here and there; small collections here and there. People start asking questions, and go from there, never a moment of silence. I like to mix traditional, contemporary, I am very eclectic. But... I decorate for me.. no one else. I love to display items, why hide them. My friends know I'll keep special items out all year and enjoy them. Certain stores will call me and say "I have and Aleta item, would you like to come look at it?". I think that is so cool.
  • Anne B Anne B on Jan 30, 2012
    Less is more, doesn't have to be modern just don't like to be over whelmed by stuff.
  • Faidra at  CA Global Inc Faidra at CA Global Inc on Jan 30, 2012
    Less is more! There are those who experience life and those who want to surround themselves w/it. I don't have to have a bunch of stuff for memories they lie within my soul and heart! Nice job on both, but the less is Exquisite, I'd love to sit at your knee and LEARN!
  • Faidra at  CA Global Inc Faidra at CA Global Inc on Jan 30, 2012
    great comment about different ppl's style, you give them what they want, not what you want, reflecting that you are a true artist in all aspects, dislike a designer that you obviously know that this is their work because it so repeatative, doesn't put you into a box, stifle or limit the possibilities
  • Dave J Dave J on Jan 30, 2012
    less is more .... to me it looks cleaner
  • Lisa B Lisa B on Jan 30, 2012
    less is more please!
  • Keith B Keith B on Jan 30, 2012
    less is more the one pic looks like some of the antique/junk stores I've been in
  • LandlightS LandlightS on Jan 30, 2012
    Doing work for several Home Theater people, I have to tell you that the Home Theater structure is Exceptional !!!!! Just beautiful Gary
  • Pedini of Atlanta, LLC Pedini of Atlanta, LLC on Jan 30, 2012
    Thank you Gary, I love AV and our house if full of AV and TV's
  • Stephanie W Stephanie W on Jan 30, 2012
    I like more to feel comfortable and homey. the clean sterile look reminds me of a cold place such as a hospital. Like warm and inviting, your home welcomes you!!
  • Each has it's own distinct style. I love the great textures and unique elements that are great surprises in each.
  • Bonnie B Bonnie B on Feb 01, 2012
    I must agree with Kass of Walls Treat Studio ~~~ intelligently and diplomatically stated.
  • Jan L Jan L on Feb 02, 2012
    I like more. I don't like to see everything brand new. My home is filled with antiques from my grandmother, from items I bought at antique shops, flea markets, consignment shops. I think it looks more interesting and looks like my home evolved over a period of time rather than slapped all together at one time.
  • Sheila G Sheila G on Mar 04, 2012
    Definitely a world traveler, more is interesting, more conversation!
  • Bonnie B Bonnie B on Mar 05, 2012
    Sheila ~~ I agree with you. Treasures from around-the-world travels have history and are filled with personal sentiment. Great reminders of past trips, past memories and marvelous conversation pieces ~ !
  • Ann L Ann L on Mar 19, 2012
    I am somewhere in between. I really love the "New Tra ditional" look.
  • Pam Pam on Apr 20, 2012
    My taste is less. Too much more looks like clutter to me, but that's just me. Whatever floats your boat and makes you happy is the way to go.
  • Sherrie S Sherrie S on May 02, 2012
    I love the warm contemporay because it is an elegant clean look. I prefer to spend my time outdoors; not cleaning tons of treasures/history. I don't have a maid although that is a nice thought.
  • Jan L Jan L on May 03, 2012
    I don't have a contemporary or modern bone in my body. I think style is more interesting when there are layers to a room with a story to tell. My home is decorated with items on travels, flea markets, antique auctions, consignment shops, and inherited antiques. I think a home is more interesting when you look around a room and see items that make you ask "wow, that is so cool, what is the story behind that".
  • Diane B Diane B on May 04, 2012
    Why would anyone decorate or plan a room they will live in to suit anyone but the occupant? That is like eating extra dessert thinking that it will make the person who made it fat!!! EXPRESS YOURSELF!!!