GlamOrganic: Not a Real Word (Until Now)!


So to continue a theme…I know I posted on Friday and Monday about Modern Organic, one of my favourite (if loosely defined) decorating styles. But I feel like I need to make an important distinction about another style that appeals to me, one that I've been seeing a lot of lately and that I can't get enough of. A style that I'm calling—for lack of a better word—GlamOrganic.


The shapes and lines are more vintage traditional than in Modern Organic…


But the focus remains on natural, salt-of-the-earth materials…


Never slick or flashy, GlamOrganic has an air of bleached and faded glory—an aura of shabby pride about it…


Earthy textures still play an important role, but they're more sumptuous too; think plush velvets and rough-hewn linens…


The must-have accessory? A chandelier…


The bedroom takes center stage in GlamOrganic…

After all, the bed is the seat of all things sensual and luxurious…


Colour may be applied a touch more liberally in GlamOrganic than in Modern Organic…


But the palette always returns to quiet, tone-on-tone dignity…

Until night falls, that is, and the haunted shadows of times past come out to play…


Am I nuts, or is there something to this? What do you think?

Image Credits: 1. David Prince, 2. Steven Randazzo via Desire to Inspire, 3. Hannah Simmons, 4. Decorology Photostream, 5. James Merrell, 6. Ochre, 7. Steven Randazzo, 8. Shootfactory UK, 9. Don Freeman, 10. Ochre, 11. Roland Bello, 12. Source unknown but still searching…


8 Responses to “GlamOrganic: Not a Real Word (Until Now)!”

  1. Chris Says:

    These are all so wonderful. There’s something about a neutral color palate, clean lines, carefully chosen accessories, and lots of texture that really calms and soothes.
    And I love the convex mirrors! I have one in my house but I always want more 🙂

  2. Amanda Says:


  3. Jen Says:

    Um maybe my style is more glamorganic…

  4. joslyn Says:

    i’m totally on board. i love the idea of glam organic…organic with a smidge of sparkle. perfect.

  5. The City Sage Says:

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts! Glad I’m not the only one into this style—stay tuned for a glamorganic web shopping trip!

  6. jora Says:

    Love, love, love, love, love, love, love. That’s it.

  7. Rachel Says:

    I love that look. That’s what I’d love my flat to look like.

  8. The Lil Bee Says:

    I love this term you’ve coined! It’s spot on and totally my taste, as you suggested. Sorry it took me so long to make my way over here. Between the move and the holidays, I haven’t been as diligent in keeping up with new blogs, but I am really enjoying yours and adding it to my google reader!! Looking forward to more design inspiration:)

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