Thursday, July 23, 2009

multiple choice

sometimes online quizzes are awfully lame...and sometimes they're really on-point. this "stylescope" quiz in the homegoods newsletter is fun because the choices they provide in their questions are actually viable answers with great pictures and they offer some really excellent suggestions on the results page. my results were awesomely accurate.

carla, you're earthy casual.

you're interested in creating a welcoming home where people feel comfortable and happiness flourishes. you appreciate the warmth and individuality of natural materials and handcrafted things and are inspired by colors and forms from nature. you love mixing up different textures and are sensitive to the tactile qualities of objects. your style is grounded and solid, not flighty or frilly. and you are never taken in by the trend of the moment.

you value serenity. while there are probably a lot of interesting things in your home, they are joined by your taste or a certain palette that keeps them in harmony. you appreciate the beauty in simple forms. whether fancy or plain, you appreciate things that are well made and function as well as they look. you also have a strong respect for the environment and craftsmanship. you care about how things are made, and how they are used.

they go on to tell me that my biggest design challenge is "light" and give some suggestions, while my friend cara's design challenge was "experimenting." (i was happy to see that the results actually differ based on answers). they also give some really nice general ideas that don't even push homegoods! (not that homegoods needs any pushing).

so fun! take the quiz and see what comes up.


Anonymous said...

YAY! I love my result :) Molly, you are a Glamorous Eclectic
You have wide-ranging interests and influences and so appreciate a mix of whatever you deem fantastic. You would be bored to tears using a matching suite of furniture or could never stand a home that seemed cookie-cutter. You fearlessly embrace luxury, beauty and fun. Velvet, silver, graphic patterns, even wallpaper; you understand the old-Hollywood, movie star sense of theatrical extravagance. You do not understand the minimalist idea of less is more. For you, more is more, so long as it is chic and exciting.

You value creativity. You are stylish and fun loving, and can be an inspiration to others. You have a natural sense of drama, and you know you have to be willing to take risks—whether with colors, finishes, furniture choices, or ideas—for your home to stand out. Your home can be happy and lively and the place all of your friends want to be.

honey living said...

molly, you and cara should talk :)

Liza Ehrlich Bower said...

Look at mine... So consistent!

You have wide-ranging interests and influences and so appreciate a mix of styles, cultures, periods, and objects. You would never use a matching suite of furniture or want a home that seemed cookie-cutter. You have an artist's eye that enables you to mix the old or the unusual with the new and modern. When traveling, you seek out unique objects that reflect what you love, and you use them in a sophisticated way. Your home is visually intriguing and comfortable, with a delightful mix of cozy chairs, ethnic fabrics, elegant pieces, hand-made items, even a little touch of quirk or humor, all of which gives your place a laid-back, Bohemian feel.

You value comfort. Your home is a warm and open friendly place, and you feel happiest when everyone is cared for and relaxed in your space. Elements like pillows, throws, overstuffed furniture, and good lighting set the mood. You may also enjoy layering different fabrics or mixing patterns to create a cozy effect.

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