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Thursday, January 14, 2010


Now that we have all taken yesterdays test and found out whether or not our home reflects our own personality , what do we do with this information?  If you have found that it does reflect your personality then you are probably quite content in your surroundings .  What about finding out your home does not at all reflect your personality ?   I would venture to say that you probably have not been happy with that room or place in your home for a  long time.  Most likely, you are constantly having to rearrange it and clean it out. You may find yourself continuously  buying new things to try in the room or rearranging the furniture, but it still never quite seems right.  In a future post, I will go over some methods I have used to find out what you will really love in your home, Stay tuned for that!

So I have taken the test I  posted and here are the results of my test:
First I went into one of the favorite rooms in my home- my kitchen/ dinette.  You might have already seen this room  at RMS or on some of my dear friends blogs: Debbie at Professions of a Plate Addict, Marty,at A Stroll through Life; and Barb at Grits and Glamour ; Susan at Between Naps on The Porch;  Joni at Cote de Texas.  These five wonderful ladies very graciously posted my kitchen on their blogs.  OH!SORRY! I  am so moved by the generousity in blog land, I digressed from my test. Let's get back to this room and the test.  Here is a picture of  my kitchen/dinette

Fresh, Clean, Inviting

These are the three adjectives that I would use in my description, Now what does that mean in relation to my home and my personality?  According to the test these are the three things I like best about myself.  It is true I like to keep things in my life Fresh.  I have been known to open all the windows and let the fresh air in even in the dead of winter.  I have to have lots of light with nothing covering my windows.  I will often add new touches to my home just to keep it fresh and new looking.  I also have to have things clean, I am a little quirky that way.  What looks clean to me is an uncluttered enviroment and it has to smell clean, so I am always trying new cleaners with a fresh smell.  Lighter colors with sharp contrast give me a clean look also.  Now for the inviting I always like to be open to friends and family and make them feel welcome and invited  in my home. I was very lucky to be raised by a Mom that taught me the skill or welcoming people into my home, she was the Princess Grace of entertaining.  Are you starting to see how this works?

Next I will describe the paint colors in my home. They range from a white with a drop of yellow in it to a color that resembles French Vanilla Ice Cream to a Soft Buttery/Maize yellow

These are pictures of actual walls in my home ,they show the white ,the maize and the french vanilla colors.The three adjecticves I use to describe these colors are:
Warm, Cheerful, Inviting

This is suppose to describe my personality, I would only hope that it truly does describe me. However, to be honest, I think I prefer to leave that description to those who know me best.

Finally, for the really hard part of the test. My area of shame-Yikes! I can not believe I am going to show this but we have to keep it real in order to find our true decorating personality for our homes .  The funny thing is that in writing this, I realized I have several of these areas- hidden behind doors.  What then, does that say about me, Hmmmmm !!!

I know!  It's shameful, isn't it ?  And to think this is not the worst of my messes hidden behind doors.  The three adjectives I think of here are:


Ouch ! that was a little painful, now you have it . This is what I do not want people to know about me. Sometimes I can be  all of the above adjectives. These are qualities I do not want in my rooms, inside the closets or in the actual room itself.  I know I acknowledge that I am far from perfect and so I will always struggle with this.  However,  I also know enough about myself that if it starts to look, Disorganized,Cluttered,or Messy in my living spaces It drives me crazy. So what is the remedy?  Well the same remedy I go through several times a year.  I declutter by purging, organize by finding creative storage and I am much more vigilent about putting things in their proper place.  I need to join Lauren over at Pure Style Home to read the posting she is doing on this very subject. 

You see my friends, this is how it all works!  Now you know all about Kathysue and her Homes Personality.  Have you figured out yours?  If you don't mind sharing, I'd love to hear your comments!

"Enjoy The Process" of  Being True to Your Personality in your Home!



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

It's 3 am and I couldn't sleep. Don't tell me you are up too. You are always so informative and you make it all so understandable. I love your explanations and examples for decorating. Perfect. Thanks friend. Hugs, Marty

Kat said...

I'm terrified to take this test lol. I've always loved your kitchen/dining room Kathysue, and I do think it truly reflects your personality. And your entryway, you really need to do a post about that. I'm trying to decide what to do with ours, and I desperately need some inspiration! Hugs, Kat

Foley said...

I haven;t taken the test since I know what it will be - I will need to completely redecorate the entire house!!
Love your dinette area - and it is so inviting!
We all have at least one of those closets where we don't want anyone to see but that is one area I am really working on... the rest to follow!

Sue said...

I feel better now! I think we would get along beautifully. Clutter makes me edgy and I've been called a clean freak more than once. We are hitting 40 degrees here today (which is balmy after what we've had) and I have every intention of opening the patio door and getting some fresh air in here. Plus, my home is always open to friends.

Paula Bee said...

Dear Kathy,
Yes, yes, yes, you are definitely all three--warm, cheerful and inviting! If I just had that fireplace I would be a lot happier with my home, but thanks for the test!--

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I haven't taken the test "yet", I'm sure I'll find out some interesting things about myself. I enjoyed learning more about you and how you classify yourself.. off to take the test.. hugs ~lynne~

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Kathysue, I see you are blogging away over here! Good for you, you will soon see how hard it is to blog & keep up with everyone else too. :)

OK, my 3 adjectives would be warm, casually elegant (oK 2) and I hope, welcoming. I think you and I have similar color loves. I have a lot of warm golds and Antique whites in my home too. And I love your corbel in the doorway, a little trick I too did in my dining room. Look forward to seeing what all you come up with over here. Welcome to the compulsion of blogging!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Well, of course you know I LOVE that kitchen/dining area of yours, Kathysue! And absolutely, those three adjectives fit you! But I have to say I am so relieved to see a closet that looks like mine! lol Now if I know you, you will be showing us an after very soon! Then I'll have to clean my closets! Yikes! Have a wonderful weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Anonymous said...

I had not seen that dining area before and I love it. I really like the way you did the mirrors with the lamps on the pedestals. Have a good weekend...

La Dolfina said...

From what I know about you, I think your home describes you to a T!
I look forward to seeing it in person one day :)

Renae said...

Hey, I like this! I have to say I didn't do too badly! It's interesting though that the main colors in my home are gold, brown and crimson...colors I do not wear but love to decorate with because they are warm and inviting!
Fun test!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Well, I've missed these posts, so I'll have to go back and take the test. I've always loved that dining area in your home. I'll never forget the first time I saw it on RMS. I just sighed when I saw the beauty, and I started looking for some place to do mirrored doors like those (still looking). laurie

Tammy@InStitches said...

I'm loving your blog and following ! I would love to do this post on my blog.