Monday, September 14, 2009

What the experts say

Sunday nights around our house have been all about HGTV’s Design Star this summer.  Obviously, with the finale on the docket, this past weekend was no exception.

Between segments, however, I entertained myself with this fun quiz on the HomeGoods website.  After a series of multiple choice questions and visual options, I was told:

“Monica, you have a naturally refined sensibility with an appreciation for tradition and history. You value beauty, craftsmanship, and family heirlooms, but you like to open things up with pretty, easy-going pieces like painted wood or distressed furniture, lovely florals and other patterns, and bunches of fresh flowers that give your home a breezy, relaxed feeling. You love unique finds, have a thrifty, creative side, and can make these things work together.

“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.”

Isn’t that neat?  I don’t know if it’s completely accurate, but I feel like I fit into that stereotype pretty well.

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Now it’s your turn!  You can take this fun and quick quiz, and then let us know what the HomeGoods experts had to say about you!

5 comments:

Aunt Cathi said...

what ya think monica does this fit me-Cathi, you are a Country Eclectic
You have wide-ranging interests and influences and therefore appreciate a mix of styles, periods, and objects. You would never use a matching suite of furniture or could stand a home that seemed cookie-cutter. But you love the breezy, layered look of wonderfully personal beach houses and the happy florals of English cottages. Bringing the outdoors in makes you happy: a little chintz or ruffle or weathered furniture, urns filled with tennis rackets, colored glasses filled with cut flowers, vintage-looking, mixed tea cups, and all things that give a sense of a happy, simple life.

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.
Took that quiz it wa quit fun really Thanks for web site

The Blatchford Family said...

I am an Earthy Casual. Pretty accurate imo. If you want to know more about it, check it out on my blog, http://arizona-blatchford.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

I think that is totally you, Mon. Here's mine:

sara, you are an Elegant Classic
You have a refined sensibility with an appreciation for history and tradition in your furniture and your rooms. You value beauty, things that are well crafted, and family heirlooms. You are visually sensitive and understand how symmetry and a formal layout give order to a room, and hence your home is refined and calming. You are not taken in by the trends of the moment. You go for things with a timeless appeal, and appreciate old-fashioned virtues like manners and handwritten notes and making a home that is welcoming for others.

You value order. You feel happiest if your home is well organized. You understand that when your house is in order, your mind feels clearer. Rather than a lot of meaningless objects or overly-designed items, you are happier with a few well-placed things. Your home is your respite from a busy life. Try to avoid letting things into your home that you don't really love.

If I had a *REAL* house, this would be exact. "Order" and "symmetry" are 2 of my BIG things I like our house to have...but you know that I have neither. LOL

Jenny said...

Love Design Star and am so sad it's over...This season was the best.. it joined my two loves.. home design and Brandon from 90210. How could it get any better??

Suzanne said...

I know I'm a little late to this...but since we're in the process of overhauling I was curious.
Suzanne, you are a Bohemian Casual
You are interested in creating a place where people feel relaxed. You have a variety of interests and influences and so appreciate different styles, cultures, and objects. Your home is cozy, with comfy chairs, throw pillows and places to set a drink or a book. But it also feels creative and visually intriguing, because you have an artist's eye that allows you to find objects that appeal to you in a unique and personal way—whether from your travels or from a local shop. This gives your home a feeling of being laid-back, and maybe even a bit quirky with its mix of pieces—some of which are classic, some handmade, some ethnic, and some just rich in meaning to you.

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.

I'd say this is pretty right on for me.