If a stranger were to enter your living room, what might their impression be? Would they be able to guess who lives there and would they be at all accurate?

Today’s photos are from HOUZZ and the descriptions were written by SAMANTHA SCHOECH.

They’re all guesses on her part and are great fun to read. Some of my guesses were different from Samantha’s and others were very close to hers.  What would your guesses be?

I am a successful, urban woman with no children, and I can mix a martini. Once a month I host a women’s book group at my house.
We live east of the Mississippi, and I vote Republican. My grown children all attended college. We enjoy traveling to England.
We spend most of our time reading and traveling. Our politics are liberal, and we are over 50. We like good red wine.
We have no pets or children.
We are a young, college-educated couple in the suburban South. We love cooking shows and attend church every Sunday. Next year we are going to either get a puppy or start a family.
I am a young woman who writes a lifestyle blog. I like to cook and entertain. I go to France whenever I can. I have a cute little white dog.
We are two successful professionals under 50. We live in an urban area, like to see live music and alternative theater, and eat out on the weekends.
I live in California, and back in the day I used to hang out with Joni Mitchell in Topanga Canyon. I buy organic food, like to travel to exotic locations and practice meditation.
We rent this place. One of us is very traditional — beige and burgundy, please — and one of us is a little more adventuresome. This room is our compromise.
I’m a bachelor who made a lot of money in technology. I let my designer pick out everything, and I can control it all from my iPad.
I grew up bicoastal and then lived in Morocco, where I still have a second home. I am a painter, and my father is a huge donor to major art museums. My children attend a very highly rated private school.
We own a gallery in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood and hold fundraisers for Democrats.

I’m an architect, and my wife is a poet. Last year we traveled to Denmark during the summer. We enjoy classical music. Both of us are originally from the East Coast but live in the West now.

And does your living room give non-verbal clues that are true to who you are?

Maybe your living room has remained the same and no longer reflects who you are today; maybe you’re at a different stage in your life and your interests and taste have evolved.

If so, and you’d like to tweak your living room space, email me. I’d love to help you with your re-design. Sometimes it’s just changing colors, or replacing something that’s long past its “use by” date.  Often, it’s just little things that can make all the difference in how your room looks, feels, and functions.

Until next time…

Blessings,
Nancy


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