3/1/10

Friend Makin Monday

Today I am linking up with Amber Filkin for her Friend Makin' Monday.  She has a fun exercise for us today where we will learn more about our decorating tastes.

Question for the week: What's YOUR personal decorating style?
{I just copied & pasted the results}
{then I saved the pictures I liked & uploaded them}
This was a fun challenge this week and I loved seeing the beautiful pictures and taking the quiz.
After taking the quiz it turns out my taste is 50% Nantucket, 25% Classic and 25% French Eclectic.

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.

Materials

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.

Colors

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!

Space Planning

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.

Classic

What's old is new again! The beauty of Classic Style is how well it takes all of the beautiful forms, colors and textures of the past and reinvents them in a way that feels both fresh and inspired. The style itself is a mix of European influences and French, English and Italian antiques and replicas are often used together. Furniture is well proportioned and comfortable and the rooms give off an air of sophistication and grace. Oil paintings depicting a still life or nature scenes and emphasizing symmetry of pairs helps maintain the Classic nature of the room. Windows are often covered with opulent fabric shades and/or drapery. Classic rooms give off an air of history that seems to say: "I was here long before you, and will remain long after you've gone." And yet, even with this level of sophistication, the rooms are soft and inviting.

French Eclectic

Parlez-vous français? Even if the answer is no, you can confidently say your home does! French Country, like its name, somehow manages to both be 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 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.

 If you would like to take this same quiz to find out what your personal decorating style is head on over to Sproot.com.  Then if you would like to see how you compare with others' style go over to Amber's site.
Have a wonderful Monday!

7 comments:

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

We ended up pretty similar! I ♥ the Nantucket pictures. I had no idea what Nantucket really was until taking these quizzes. But based on the descriptions, it's pretty dead on for me!

Happy Monday!

Did you enter my giveaway yet? It ends tonight!

Laufa said...

Happy FMM! You were correct, they are similar. Thanks for visiting.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

What a great mix of styles!

Happy FMM!!

jackie said...

Happy FMM! Love these styles. They look nice and comfortable!

Katie Lane said...

Great results. Happy FMM!!!

Sara said...

Happy FMM! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!I love the Nantucket pics!
Have a great week

Mermaids Purse said...

Sooo..can I choose to move into one of those pics? I love them all. The over all effect is very soothing, refreshing, clean and balanced. All we need is a view.:)
Fair Winds and Calm Seas,
Deborah Leon
www.mermaidspurseseaglass.com