Cottage: Generally exemplified by feminine furniture, muted colors, milk-paint finishes and vintage fabrics. Soft, muted colors showing the wear of time. Flea markets and Grandma's attic are the perfect spots for finding items for this style. Pieces with straight lines, painted finishes and very little ornamentation. Accessories include baskets, carved wooden bowls, pottery, pewter and hand-forged metal accents. Floral, checked and striped patterns printed on fabric. Modern: Very sleek with clean lines. Generally incorporates high gloss using whites, greys, and blacks. A focus on geometry and angular shapes is a hallmark of modern design. Glass and leather is also seen a lot with modern style. Rustic: Use of a warm nature-inspired color palette: whites, browns, blacks, grays, and tans. Hints of green, orange, and red can be found as accent colors. Incorporating natural materials, such as wood, stone, leather, sisal, wool, clay, and various metal finishes, throughout the decor, is the key element to Rustic style. Contrasting textures and patterns are also used in this style. Traditional: Patterns commonly found in traditional decor--plaid, damask,and floral prints. Many ornate shapes and details. The furniture tends to look heavy with an heirloom type quality. Common wood tones are darker shades of mahogany and walnut. Traditional style tends to feature pieces with tufted cushions and nailhead accents. Contemporary: This style bridges the gap between traditional and modern. Pieces feature softened and rounded lines as opposed to the stark lines seen in modern design. Simple and clean lines with smooth surfaces without any carving or adornment. Color palette relies heavily on brown, taupe, cream and pure white. Natural fabrics such as silk, wool, linen and cotton are used for their textural aspect and inherent neutral hues. Coastal: Cool palette of blues, whites, sandy neutrals, and sometimes black. Crisp cotton and linen fabrics, bold stripes, and beadboard are main elements of coastal decor. Motifs such as shells, coral, sealife, and nautical instruments finish the look. Tropical themes such as pineapples, palm trees, and wicker can also be incorporated into the coastal design.