Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Find out Which Home Tribe You Belong to and What Your Rooms Reveal about You

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Find out Which Home Tribe You Belong to and What Your Rooms Reveal about You

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Funshiners

Celebrities who inspire the style: Lily Allen and Peaches Geldof.

Funshiners are career-driven, independent 20-somethings who love being creative in the home, and spend around pounds 500 a year on their rooms.

Hannah says: "Their style's totally individual, even daring at times, and they love original touches. They're always making small changes - inspired cheap, impulse buys - so that their home never looks out-of-date.

"As dedicated followers of fashion, they've already decorated using this season's hottest shades - plums and purples - or are using purple accessories to echo the trend." A limited budget coupled with their concern for the environment means Funshiners usually shop in markets and at auctions for second-hand bargains.

Edenists

Celebrities who inspire the style: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.

Edenists are usually in their 30s and care so much about the planet they only furnish with carefully chosen eco-friendly homeware and are ultra-conscientious recylers. They can spend up to pounds 2,000 a year on their home, but if it comes to a choice would rather splash out on a holiday.

Hannah says: "They enjoy the simple pleasures in life such as walking, cooking a hearty meal, and spending time with the family. They use muted creams, browns and earth tones and if there's any colour it's only a few soft accent colours like duckegg blue and green."

Rooms are furnished simply and practically in natural materials like wood, stone and leather, and decorated with natural touches such as plants, wicker baskets, pebbles and shells.

The Nouveau Tweedie

Celebrities who inspire the style: Madonna, Elton John, and Emma Bunton.

Nouveau Tweedies are successful, high achievers - normally aged late 30-40s - who furnish their period homes in a traditional English style but give it a modern twist. …

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