What is Slow Style?

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. 


The 3 Principles of Slow Style

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.  


Style Evolves.

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.  

Want to dig deeper?

Check out these two podcast episodes!

On the Style Matters Podcast

Intro to the

Slow Style Philosophy

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How to Use the

Slow Style Framework

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