August 9, 2008

Kitsch Chic

I found this fun style quiz on the How About Orange blog. Just choose pictures you like in response to the questions. I did this about three times, changing up some of my answers and my style always turned out to be Kitsch Chic:
"You're always on the look-out for retro-style things that will add happiness and personality to your home. You love to mix old and new to create an interior design cocktail that's easy, fun and whimsical. Your outlook is shaped by a love of design from the recent past. All of these details are useful design references for furnishing your living room: this is a look that is fun and optimistic, but also streamlined and knowingly nostalgic.
You have a place for everything and everything has its place. The modernist adage that form should follow function is nowhere better demonstrated than in the home office: keep things simple and add your own sense of style by using a splash of colour or a single, well-chosen decorative piece. Your home reveals your fun-loving, whimsical side - the look is nostalgically modern and elegant with a cheeky twist."

I also chose images for what I thought my mom would be, her style was defined as Classic Chic:
"Your home is a serene and elegant haven displaying some beautiful pieces of furniture. You take great care in how a room is put together and you are justly proud of the refined, understated look you have created. What may look effortless, however, requires dedicated time and a discerning eye in order to achieve that welcoming feel of lived-in grandeur.
Your living room is a welcoming haven of grace and fine taste, it's a style that errs towards formality. Rustic accessories will give the room a surprising edge, but they need not be incongruous -- the humble milking stool, for example, has many classic attributes after all. Earthy colours work well in both rural and urban settings, while linen textiles and soft furnishings never go out of style. You combine period influences with clever solutions to the practicalities of day-to-day modern living."

Again, I chose images for Jon's style and he ended up being Gentlemen's Club/City Slicker Chic:
"Your home is quite a masculine environment, but it's nonetheless comfortable, with an air of well-worn maturity: you enjoy the good things in life, and that includes the furniture and furnishings around you. What could look quite conservative is, in fact, seriously self-indulgent - in the very best sense, of course, as every dream home should be.
You're a bonafide alpha-male entertainer. At home, cool, sleek, masculine lines and colours give your dining area that slick, 'stealth wealth' feel. You can avoid it all becoming too clinical through careful use of colour and texture."

Mom & Jon, you'll have to let me know if I got it right!

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

You were spot on! After I took the Style Finder I noticed the the pictures you had posted above my description were almost all the same I chose. By the way, I found an excellent sushi place in DM. We will have to go there.