Over the last year (or more), I’ve been having a “crisis of decorating style”. I have no idea what our “style” is. Naturally, we just gravitate to things we love and put it together as we go (which is how I think a home is successfully created – but that’s another whole blog post). On the other hand, I tend to jump all over the place. One minute I’m picking out a rustic reclaimed wood dining table and 2 minutes later looking at mid-century(ish) modern sofas. I really want to find a way to wrap it all in one pretty package. I’ve felt like I’ve been getting a tad closer and closer to the “pretty package” (in my head anyway, not in the house just yet), but I’ve had no earthly idea what to call it.
Last night, I was browsing the Internet (more specifically, I was Googling around for photos of sectionals to gain some inspiration for our living room) and wound up on HomeGoods’ website, which caused me to stumble on their Stylescope quiz. Have you guys done this quiz?! It’s pretty cool. All you do is pick five images that “speak” to you and it narrows down the name of your style. Because of my huge, gigantic, year-long “crisis of decorating style”, I didn’t have high hopes for this quiz – I mean, what can five photos tell you, right? Much to my surprise, it’s crazy kinds of accurate. At least for me I think it was. My result was “Farmhouse Glam with a touch New Country”. Um, yes. That’s it!
The description said, “Farmhouse Glam is very approachable elegance, layering texture rather than color to create a look that is modern and rustic. Chandeliers above picnic tables. Ornate candlesticks alongside weathered pieces.” We may not have any picnic tables under chandeliers, but we love the concept of layering texture rather than color, “approachable elegance” and joining modern with rustic.
As for the second half of my results (the “touch new country”), I think the “new” is more accurate for us than the “country”. Greg and I both love clean lines, not a lot of clutter and generally keeping things simple – which I think translates over into the “new”. This might be why we’ve been looking at mid-century modern(ish) sofas. They’re clean-lined and simple.
All in all, even though we aren’t quite “there”, it feels good to be able to put a name to an idea that’s been rolling around in our heads for a long time. Click here to take the quiz for a spin. Share your results with us! It will be interesting and fun to see everyone’s style names and if they’re accurate.
Images from here. This post was not sponsored by HomeGoods. Just recanting my Google-searching rabbit hole.