Style Quizzes

STYLE: HIS & HERS

Ever wonder what your home design style is called? You know what you like, but what do you call it? After a little Googling, we found this really cool site, Sproost. With just a few photo-based questions, it narrows down your likes and dislikes and defines your personal style.

If you’re like me, I bet you didn’t even know you had a specific style, so this is pretty informative!  Let’s start with my Sproost results:

RUSTIC REVIVAL: You can take kid out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the kid… or is your theme “you can take the kid out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the kid?” Either way you play it, you are one of the unique individuals who loves a mix of modern and country. The clean lines of the modern softened by rustic /vintage elements is the perfect mix in your mind. And can we blame you? You’ve taken the best aspects of two popular designs and mixed them in a manner that appeals young and old alike. A subtle background of white or light colors provides a nice canvas for all the wonderful flea market, eBay or garage sale finds as well as the classic modern pieces that you love.

MATERIALS: The material palette for urban country runs the gamut because of the two extremes being mixed. On the countryside you see a lot of wood, woven rope, canvas and linen, rustic metals and wrought iron, cowhide and vintage leather. On the more modern side, you see acrylic, satin and polished nickel and chrome, glass, faux fur, refined leather, fiberglass and sleek woods. It’s the mixing of these elements that makes the style work so well. Seagrass and other natural woven materials are often used for floor coverings. Concrete and natural wood floors are very popular, and work really well together.

LIGHT: When it comes to color, think light, casual and airy. White, pale gray or beige, khaki and sage; all of these colors make nice, subtle backdrops for Urban Country style. Think of the colors of natural linen, concrete, and if you’d like to go dark, use the dark brownish-black of iron or the deep burnt orange of rust. The key is to keep the spaces feeling open (go modern!) and yet warm (yay for rustic!), and by going light on the walls and major pieces and more color on the accents and accessories you can achieve this mix really well.

Now it’s time for Ashley’s style profile. No surprises here. She got 50% Vintage Modern. The French Eclectic element was a surprise, though. Oddly enough, the style description told us results were spot on! Here’s the breakdown:

VINTAGE MODERN: Flea Market anyone? You know you are drawn to modern furniture and interiors, and yet you really don’t like a space that feels cold and sterile. And who could blame you? And that’s why Vintage Modern is so appealing to you. Though the backdrop of the room, the walls and windows, are many times white or monochromatic, the furniture and accessories have the color, shape and texture to bring the warmth into the space. The great thing about Vintage Modern is ease of mixing different styles in the one space. You can have a new modular sofa mixed with a great pair of chairs that your grandmother purchased in the late 1950’s and the new and old work appear as though they were destined for each other. What’s great is that even if you don’t have time for swap meets and garage sales, so many of the pieces from the mid-century were so great that they have been remade and mimicked year after year.

 

 

MATERIALS: The other great thing about Vintage Modern is how low maintenance it can be — fabrics such as cotton, microfiber or ultra-suede and leather all look great and function even better. So whether you are having a cocktail party with friends, or kids are in the picture, the room and the furnishings can handle it. Because the style harkens back to the early twentieth century, the innovative developed during that time are very popular: acrylic, plastic and fiberglass, chrome and steel, and molded plywood. Concrete floors, countertops and furniture are also very popular and lacquered finishes are very common.

COLORS: When it comes to color, walls are seen as backdrops for the room. Neutral tones of gray, white, beige and brown are very common and black is a common accent color. Pops of color on the art, furniture and accessories can vary dramatically based on the person, however very common colors are teal blues, army greens and yellow as well as deep oranges and bright reds.

Head on over to Sproost.com and take the quiz. What were your results? We’d love to hear!

Images courtesy of Habitually Chic and cocoKelley. Style descriptions from Sproost.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Tracy
    September 28, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I got 70% Rustic Revival. Wow, that’s very accurate!

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    Courtney McWilliams
    September 29, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I can’t wait to take this quiz with my husband! It should be interesting, LOL

    • Reply
      ashley
      September 30, 2010 at 2:08 pm

      Haha! Yeah, finding out Greg’s design style was a lot of fun!

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    Brenda
    September 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Now THAT was cool. Very accurate. Thanks for sharing!

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    Sara
    October 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I got 80% contemporary, 20% cottage chic. I usually describe myself as “industrial” (because contemporary usually goes hand-in-hand with all those neutrals that I despise), but this could still be pretty accurate!

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