Slow Style is a philosophy for adorning your home from the inside, out. Your choices about color, materials, pattern, textiles, arrangement and functionality start with who you are, where you've been and who you want to become, rather than starting from trends and products.
Much like the slow food movement which is about eating locally, organically and seasonally, Slow Style is rooted in knowledge about where things come from, how they're made and the affect they have on how we feel in our homes.
The practice of Slow Style means applying the following 3 principles to how you shop, decorate and live in your home.
Life Informs Style.
This is all about sustaining and supporting your life through style. Setting up your home so that it's beautiful is only part of creating a home you'll love. The goal is to experience true delight throughout your home, as often as possible, even in the most routine tasks. Therefore, your home has to work for you, not against you, in your day-to-day life. Your "dream" home has to be the one you're living in right now, not for an imaginary "some day."
Style Is Active.
This is all about the practice of creativity. Think of style as an action you take to express your vision. The act of changing things up in your home, in both big and small ways, on a continual basis, is how you'll learn the art of arranging, coloring and layering your home. You don't have to come to the table as a fully formed creative person. You just have to be willing to play with what you have and take notice of what works and what doesn't.
This is all about the vision you have for your home and life. Who you are changes over time and your style can and should reflect that evolution. Taking stock of what you love, both in terms of objects and experiences, is something that's done over and over again as you follow your curiosity about the world around you. And in turn, you'll use that curiosity to develop a visual autobiography in your home. It's not a once and done kind of thing, and there's no race to a finish line.
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The Style Matters Podcast
Episode about Slow Style:
The Slow Style philosophy is infused in everything we do at Little Yellow Couch. If you'd like to learn more, check out this episode of the Style Matters podcast.
If Slow Style Feels Right for you...
you might be just who we are looking for to join the Slow Style Society.