March 25, 2009

Very Interesting!

I was on Sarah's blog {http://somedaysarahbeth.blogspot.com/} and she had a link to the Sproost {www.sproost.com} style quiz. It was pretty fun and quick to take, if you've got a few minutes (or want to waste a few minutes} check it out!

I have taken the test twice now and scored the same both times, so I guess it is as accurate as an internet style test can get. I scored 33% Nantucket Style, 33% French Eclectic & 34% Cottage Chic. Here are the descriptions with the photo inspiration for each one:

Nantucket Style:

Oh how you love the beach! Who doesn't, right? And so your dream home is either perched in your favorite beach town, or you've brought that favorite beach town into your house.

Your art and accessories speak directly to the activities that are found at the beach. Pieces of driftwood you found here, pictures or paintings of the amazing views there. Things that remind you of the coast - surf boards or fishing boats - are found throughout the house. The feeling of the seaside is both abstract and literal in the design of your space. The fabrics are natural, cottons and linens and are light in color and touch. Much of the furniture is wood or wood framed (the lighter the better, think driftwood!) and wicker, when done right, is a must.

And since your true inspiration is the sea, the colors and textures in your home are the same that you would find at your favorite beach: white, light beiges and grays of the sand and driftwood, a variety of blues for the ocean and sky, and greens and vibrant blues 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!

Your furniture is comfortable and the layout is cozy. The more it reminds you of actually sitting on the warm sand, the better! And what do you do at the beach? Hang out with family and friends - and your home is just an extension of this play place. And though the space is filled with large white furniture, it somehow manages to feel both durable and casual



French Eclectic:

Parlez-vous fran├žais? Even if the answer is no, you can confidently say your home does! French Eclectic somehow manages to be both formal and casual, classy and unassuming at the same time. You like your spaces to feel inviting from the moment you (or your guest) opens the front door and this feeling should continue even after you've entered your most formal room.


Even though there are French antiques here and gold details there, the rustic country elements provide a balance and warmth that seems to say, "come in, relax and stay a while." Your love of antiques leads you to flea markets, garage sales and hours of eBay hunting.

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?

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I have to say that I really do like each one of these styles and can see how a little of all of these do reflect the things I like the best. The one thread that I think it really key to me throughout all of these is the white/light color scheme - how funny!

1 comment:

  1. I scored 60% Wine Country Style, 20% Classic, and 20% Mountain Lodge. I am surprised, as I would've sworn I was a classic gal through & through. Here's the the description for Wine County:

    Tuscan sun, here we come! The Wine Country style reflects the feelings evoked by the seaside regions of Europe such as the South of France, Spain, Italy and Greece. The style manages to be both refined and casual, such that you can mix beautiful antiques with more rustic wrought iron or wood and the result is both sophisticated and cozy.

    Furniture is large and comfortable, colors are bright and cheery, and regardless of the color palette the spaces almost always feel warm. You can easily translate the style into the perfect family environment but you can just as easily emphasize the more formal pieces and make your room the perfect adult getaway.

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