Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What Is Your Decorating Style??

I just took the "Decorating Style Quiz" over at the HomeGoods website and here are my results:

Darlene, you are an Earthy Casual
You're interested in creating a welcoming home where people feel comfortable and happiness flourishes. You appreciate the warmth and individuality of natural materials and handcrafted things and are inspired by colors and forms from nature. You love mixing up different textures and are sensitive to the tactile qualities of objects. Your style is grounded and solid, not flighty or frilly. And you are never taken in by the trend of the moment.
You value order. You feel happiest if your home is well organized. You understand that when your house is in order, your mind feels clearer. Rather than a lot of meaningless objects or overly-designed items, you are happier with a few well-placed things. Your home is your respite from a busy life. Try to avoid letting things into your home that you don't really love

WOW, this is so TRUE about my style!!

Putting Your Style to Work!
With your style and needs in mind, here are a few tips that will help you make your home a little happier.

1. Your Design Challenge: LIGHT Think about borrowing light and reflecting it. Placing mirrors across from windows multiplies whatever light you do have and can extend the view, or try two mirrors across from one another. If you find a big frame you like, you can have a mirror cut for it. Consider putting sconces near mirrors or candles or even lamps in front of them to enhance their light. Hanging chandeliers are nicer than recessed lights, and lots of small lamps work better than one big light source. Go for a few choice, sparkly accessories like candlesticks, boxes, frames and trays in silver or gold.

2. Your Happy Place The more serene your bedroom feels, the happier you will be. A pretty coverlet over a big duvet makes the bed look smooth—and not all duvet-lumpy! And, a blanket folded at the foot of the bed breaks up the big expanse of fabric. Euro shams—those big square pillows—are great for reading in bed, and a few decorative pillows can also be a nice touch. Consider adding a basket or a small occasional table near your bedside table for books, papers, lotions, linen spray or whatever you'd like.

3. Be Party-Ready All the Time! Scent: The first thing you notice about a home is how it smells. Use naturally fragrant cleaning products. If you find a scented candle or fresh potpourri you love, stock up on it. Any scent you like, whether perfume or linen spray, can be used on upholstery, bedding or just spritzed into the air.Mood: Nice, flattering light makes us feel good. So nix the harsh, direct light from overhead fixtures in favor of the softer glow from floor and table lamps. Also, stock up on some votive candles and a couple of hurricane lanterns for setting around the room.Food: Devote space in your pantry or on a shelf for go-to party essentials: crackers, dip, chips, nuts—whatever you like to serve. Keep on hand a collection of attractive bowls and cocktail napkins, and you'll be able to set a spread—instantly!Drink: The simplest and chicest thing is to have a drinks tray or table always set up. Include a mix of pretty glasses, an ice bucket, a lovely pitcher, and bottles of soda and water. When the bell rings, just add ice and limes.

Go take the Quiz and let me know what style you are.


Petula said...

Hmmm... Mine said Earthy Casual too. I'll have to read it more to see if I think it fits me. I just skimmed yours now I really have to look at it closely. I love the color choices though!

kiakai / Kelly said...

That was fun! Mine said...
Elegant Modern
Not sure about the "word" modern, but the description seems to fit me exactly. (I copied it)

Kelly, you are an Elegant Modern
You keep up with culture, style, and trends, but have a classical appreciation for beautiful forms, simple lines, and well-made functional objects. You are inspired by good design and quality craftsmanship, and prefer the streamlined and a bit of breathing room to the overly embellished or cluttered. Yet your home is warm and a bit glamorous, not cold or cookie-cutter modern. You like mixing in a bit of flourish: beautiful antiques, luxurious fabrics, cozy throws, and some lovely accessories that add up to a refined, inviting, well-designed home.
You value creativity. You are stylish and fun loving, and can be an inspiration to others. You have a natural sense of drama, and you know you have to be willing to take risks—whether with colors, finishes, furniture choices, or ideas—for your home to stand out. Your home can be happy and lively and the place all of your friends want to be.
Thanks for the link. Kelly

Tina said...

I took the quiz and mine came up Earthy Casual as well. I'm not surprised at all. It was pretty accurate! That was fun.

Arya said...

Here is what it said I was: (It was totally right too)

Arya, you are an ELEGANT CLASSIC

You have a refined sensibility with an appreciation for history and tradition in your furniture and your rooms. You value beauty, things that are well crafted, and family heirlooms. You are visually sensitive and understand how symmetry and a formal layout give order to a room, and hence your home is refined and calming. You are not taken in by the trends of the moment. You go for things with a timeless appeal, and appreciate old-fashioned virtues like manners and handwritten notes and making a home that is welcoming for others.

You value comfort. Your home is a warm and open friendly place, and you feel happiest when everyone is cared for and relaxed in your space. Elements like pillows, throws, overstuffed furniture, and good lighting set the mood. You may also enjoy layering different fabrics or mixing patterns to create a cozy effect.

Priscila said...

mine is deff shabby chic with different vintage items and some modern. Im wierd haha
Im having a giveaway if you would like to take a look at littlemissheirlooms.blogspot.com :)

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