Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The best find your style quiz online - Sproost.com

I stumbled upon the find your style quiz at Sproost.com via an entry on Young House Love this morning and it's definitely one of the most fun and insightful quizzes I've taken to find my design style.  You look at room after room and rate how much you like it, then the site shows you the styles that correspond to your top choices.

Here's what it said about me:


Modern Elegance

Variety is the spice of life! And nowhere is this truer than in the design of your home... You either love contemporary but wish it wasn't quite so cold and austere; or perhaps you've always been drawn to more traditional rooms but are now at a point in your life where you'd like to pair down a bit or want to create a less cluttered and busy space. Transitional Style is here to marry those apparent contradicting designs. And guess what — it's the contradictions that make the mix of contemporary and traditional so successful. The result is an elegant room that appeals to young and old alike. A sofa with modern lines blends seamlessly with a pair of traditional chairs. New fabrics work so well on antique pieces. It turns out that modern art looks even more exciting above a collection of traditional pieces. The room feels simple and sophisticated, elegant and hip.

Materials

The material palette for Transitional Style is a wonderful mix as well. Wood tones add warmth to the more modern finishes such as metal and glass. Fabrics are usually neutral and focus more on texture rather than pattern or color. Because you are mixing two very different styles, simplicity is key. Carpets are often Berber in natural tones, though area rugs can bring in color much like a modern piece of art would. Window treatments, when used, are simple in style as well as color and many times you will see natural roman shades or wood blinds used. Satin nickel, chrome and stainless are very popular and can modernize an otherwise traditional space. On the flip side, when the room feels more contemporary vintage golds and wrought iron will tame and add warmth to the space.

Colors

For color think simple. Remember that you have set out to create an eclectic mix of two styles and the best way to avoid making the room overbearing is to stay subtle on the walls and ceiling. Whites and creams are popular and grays, taupe's and tans are darker versions of neutrals that work very well. The simplicity in the color helps keep the space feeling light, airy and fresh. If you'd like to add deeper color choosing one accent wall is a nice way to do so. Or add depth by bringing color in at the accessory level. The best part about colorful accessories is that you can easily reinvent the space by simply changing the throw pillows to highlight your new favorite color.

It is spot on for me!  I love that room and the idea behind it, as well as the Hollywood Couture style that also influences my taste (the magpie in me loves some sparkle and mirrors). 

What does Sproost say about you?

2 comments

  1. Funny - it asked me to take the quiz twice because it couldn't determine what I was the first time. The second time it said I'm "French Country" - which it described as liking a mix of updated-old & casual seating arrangements, with gold details and lots of refreshed antiques. Hmm... I am sooo not "country" but the description does seem like my taste. I thought I was going to get something like "Global Eclectic" because I dig tibetan & oriental rugs, intricate wood carvings, and tend towards geometric Morrocan patterns in fabrics, wallpapers & tile work.

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  2. I had to take it twice too. I think I was too conservative with the "love it" choices the first time.

    I think you would have had to love the asian rooms to have been classified as global. I could tell where they were going with some, but a lot of the rooms seemed very similar to me.

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