We all have things we are attracted to, whether it is for us to wear or put in our home. Sometimes we just like the way something looks, even if it typically doesn't fit our personalities or typical design sense. My mom and aunt love everything "country", and needless to say I am not a fan.
I don't know if my home has a specific style, but I would put it somewhere within the traditional realm. In the fashion arena, I am pretty basic... love jeans and casual shirts... so I guess you can say I am fashion-less. However, when I am out shopping, I am always drawn to color, boldness, funkiness, and more modern than traditional items. I also love retro items as well... particularly things with an art deco flare.
So when it comes to cake design, I am definitely drawn towards the simpler, cleaner, more modern cakes than the "old-fashioned" lots of piping and over-piping cakes. I prefer stacked cakes to pillar separated cakes. I prefer a white cake with one big statement element to staircases and fountains. I like color, texture, and interest, not gobs and gobs of buttercream or royal icing. I like things that are different and out-of-the-box. I also like things that are done well and cleanly. Nothing irks me more than seeing a bulge or a big wrinkle in the fondant. It's just my personal style and preference, and I love to design cakes for those who want something a little different or allow me to design a cake for them. I am not against doing a more traditional cake, but it doesn't get me as excited as trying out something new or different.