Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Style Has Been Confirmed!!

Phoebe Howard for Mrs. Howard

I was browsing through one of my favorite blogs the other day and went to Zhush a really fun blog that I love to visit. She had a great post on a fun style quiz at Sproost.  I thought my readers might be interested in taking it also. I asked her if she would mind if I did a post on it and she was so kind to let me. I love my generous blogging buddies. We sure have a great community of people in blogland, don't we?

Since I did yesterdays post on the "Like and Dislike," list I thought this quiz would be a nice addition to the list we made . I like having it all documented like this so I thought it might be helpful to all of you also.

I always love to take style or design quizzes of any kind. What I like about this particular one is that it gives you more than one style which I think is more accurate in most of our lives. I think most of us are eclectic. I was surprised at how accurate it was for me. The other thing I love is that they provide you with pictures to look back at what they say about your style. You can also see furniture that will fit your style and even purchase it if you wish. They have a place for room layouts also. All in all,it's a really fun site. The only drawback is it is a very slow site so be patient and allow a little bit of time to take full advantage of all the site has to offer.

I took the style test  and here are my results:

Your specific style combines three more general styles:
36% Nantucket Style
36% Cottage Chic
28% French Eclectic

In this room I love all the light coming in the beautiful paned windows.  The wall color and trim is perfection to me. I like the use of the green plants. Notice the casual and rough texture of the table. I love the touch of formality in the little french bench in front of the window. This is just a very comfortable room to me.

This room has great light! The black glass topped coffee table is so interesting to me. Having 4 chairs in a room facing eachother seems so inviting and cozy.  This is the exact configuration I would love to have in my living room someday. I love the white woodwork and wainscotting. Notice the texture brought in by the shells and basket. This is one way I like to bring texture in a room.

I love everything about this room. The only thing I would change is add a bit of color on the wall in a nice vanilla paint. The two blue pillows are a bit contrived . I would probably only have a pillow in one chair and it would be something a little more interesting in design.

I find this room quite interesting. It has a bit too many accessories for me. I tend to like a little more editing in a room. I absolutely love the oversized lamps and the end tables are so interesting. This room just has a lot of character and a bit of whimsy. Notice the parrasol, too cute!!

I love the woodwork and the comfortable feel of this room.

I really like this room a lot!! The interesting use of the architectural pieces is done so well in this room. Each piece in this room looks as if it could tell a story.

Another great room with lots of light and plenty of comforable seating. I would probably add some color on the wall in the yellow family something nice and buttery.
This room has so many interesting pieces. I love the use of black and white here. I would do a little editing but not too much. I think it would lose it's interest.

I think I would reverse the paint treatment and put the color on the upper portion of the wall. Notice how many interesting tables are in this room. I always love a room with live plants. I have a bit of painted furniture and wood funiture. Some with straight legs and some with curved. Very nice!

This room is almost perfect. Again, I would add a nice vanilla color on the walls.

What is not to like. This is a gorgeous room to me.

I really love the interesting furniture pieces here. I would have a darker coffee table and the windows would be less covered. Those blinds would have to be pulled up to let the view be seen and to have the maximum amount of light.

This was actually one of my favorite rooms pictured.

I think by looking at the pictures you can tell that this little quiz was pretty accurate for my style preferences.
From looking at yesterdays post on my Like/Dislike list you can see that all of these rooms have the elements that I would require in my home to make it my own personal taste.

"Enjoy the Process" OF: Finding your own personal Style Preference.