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Monday, August 22, 2011

what's your style?

Have any of you ever taken a home decorating style quiz? I've taken a bunch of them over the years and sometimes, I get unusual results. Mostly, though, they seem to all be in the same vein. I think that this one (below) is the most close to accurate. I have found that my style has changed in the last few years as I've lived on my own. What about you? Want to find out your decorating style? When I got the results below, I took the test located here.

There are a few other tests that I like located here and here. If you'd like to know more about your style, you can go here and see photos of real homes with that decorating style. I'd love to hear about which style you are!

Cottage Chic
Who says that cottages can't be modern and chic? Who says that they have to be floral and cheesy? Not you! You love the carefree spirit that the cottage interior inspires, but you are also serious about your appreciation for modern art and hip treasures. You love old and new alike, and love to highlight them all to expose the uniqueness of each. What better way to show off these treasures than with a light background?          

Materials

You have a great sense of humor when it comes to design and even like to make fun of the style itself. Which means that you will throw in a toy boat or a vintage life preserver to keep the mood of the place just like the color: light! The fabrics are natural (cottons and linens) and are light in touch. Much of the furniture is wood or wood framed (the lighter the better, think driftwood!) and as long as it's used sparingly or with modern lines, you even throw in a wicker piece here and there.

Colors

Your true inspiration (whether you know it or not) is the sea... the colors found at your favorite beach: white and light beige of the sand, a variety of blues for the ocean and sky, and greens and pale grays of the sea glass... but the key is white! Your space should feel light and airy and give off the mood one has when at the beach: laid back! The key with Cottage Chic is balance; in one corner there could be a rustic wood table that looks like it could have been found rather than made, but it is offset with a modern vase while another corner is adorned with a modern Lucite piece.

Space Planning

The furniture is comfortable and the layout is cozy. The more it encourages intimate gatherings the better! Just watch out for the red wine spills on the new white sofa! The color throughout is light and airy - and though you love to accessorize with fun colors (the sky's the limit with a white background), the main color seen and felt throughout the house is white or very light versions of colors so that they feel almost white.


3 comments:

  1. this is fun! i got french eclectic - kind of a fun surprise. (50%) and then 25% cottage chic and 25% contemporary. i think that is just about right :)

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  2. Yay! I got 100% Nantucket style...not a surprise at all, although I definitely thought I had a little more rustic in me

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  3. Sweet! There were so many different styles on those quizzes.

    Kate, I don't know what Nantucket + Rustic style would be? Perhaps you've invented a new one?!?!

    Kim, French eclectic? That DOES sound fun!

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