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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!