I've had a friend since elementary school that would coincidentally end up at school in the exact same outfit. The worst was during seventh grade orientation, where you don't want to look like you planned such a thing. We laugh about it now, but still buy the same things unknowingly. Upon visiting a different friend recently, I realized that personal style coincidences can carry over to the world of interior design as well.
My friend is currently decorating her remodeled home. We were talking about her coffee table and what she would put on it as a "wow" piece. She wanted something casual but "awesome." As she started to mention some of her ideas, I recalled the perfect "awesome" object I had found earlier that day at Anthropologie- an earthenware elephant planter. When I started to describe it to her, she stopped me short. She knew the exact piece and had also stared at it wistfully the day before.
I recall similar experiences with old and new friends throughout my life. For instance, when I was in college I had a lot of fun scouring thrift shops for decor for my apartment. Upon inviting a new friend over, she walked in and stopped short. Her eyes were focused on my favorite new piece of art. When I started to gush over it, she laughed and said, "I painted that!" Sure enough, she had painted and given it away long before we met. I couldn't believe the coincidence at time, but now I realize that since we are attracted to people that share similar interests, why wouldn't be attracted to people with a similar sense of style?
Do you share similar design aesthetic with your friends too? Have you shown up at dinner parties and had design deja vu? Tell us more!