Over the years, I have interviewed hundreds of designers, and have often asked them this same question: What makes you cringe when you walk into someone’s home? While I expect them to say something like bad taste, too much clutter, no sense of proportion, universally, their answer is this: Lack of personality.
Whether we like it or not, our homes I am a lot about us. Even those cringeworthy homes void of personality send a message. They say the dwellers are too timid, too busy, too boring, don’t care, or all the above.
Surely that’s not you or you wouldn’t be reading a home design column. Ideally, the goal is for our homes to reflect not just us, but the best version of us. What do our homes say about us? I had a chance to find out.
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