Just like your personal visual, very often you walk into a space and know immediately a lot about a person. Is the person a sophisticated New Yorker or a casual suburban? Here are some ways to decide who that person is:
Is your space sparse with art as your signature?
Is your space cluttered with ornamentation, family photos and reading claustrophobic?
Is your furniture full of tassels and trim? Full of chintz wavering on a “Victorian”?
Is your apartment full of geometrics whether round or square?
At the end of the day, as long as you are happy with your environment, then who cares what others think. One of my sayings is, “You stay, I leave, you have to be happy!” But, hopefully, we both are.