I’ve been less drawn to simple lines and neutral colors and more excited about colorful geometric and floral patterned fabrics and designs.
As an example, I recently used the chair at right –by The Divine Chair – as an inspiration for one of my own projects.
So I thought it would be interesting to revisit some of those style “quizzes” that I featured a couple years ago and see if I got the same results.
This is my favorite quiz, even though it wasn’t working well when I wrote my first post two years ago.
I was just sure that this quiz would give me a completely different result. But nope. I got the same result: Vintage modern.
“Flea Market anyone?” Sproost says in presenting my results. “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.”
I guess this is still fairly true. After all, my favorite thing about upholstery is buying a vintage piece and making it feel modern.
Below are two of Sproost’s examples of vintage modern.
My second and third favorites, according to Sproost, are rustic revival and cottage chic.
I remember rustic revival from last time and it’s not a surprise. But cottage chic is a new addition and takes me back to my style about a decade ago!
This great furniture store has a fun and very quick “quiz” called What's your style?
Ethan Allen says that my signature style is “explorer.”
“Explorer channels a sense of adventure through furnishings and accessories that conjure images of world travel,” the site says. “The feeling is relaxed eclecticism. It comes to life through textural variations, intricately detailed woods, global-inspired fabrics, and natural fibers.”
I don’t generally think of my look as global. But the rest of the description fits pretty well and I do like the room above, which is one of the Ethan Allen examples of explorer.
Two years ago, Ethan Allen said my style was “metro,” which is no longer an option.
It was interesting, though, that I didn’t get pegged as modern or vintage, which were options.
Below are the five Ethan Allen possibilities:
This quiz from Deborah Needleman, a design author and the founding editor-in-chief of Domino.
The quiz decided I was “bohemian casual.”
“You are interested in creating a place where people feel relaxed,” HomeGoods says. “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.”
Two years ago, the site said I was “earthy casual,” which had a fairly similar description. This may be an updated version of the same style.
And in fact, the quiz gave me the same suggested color scheme, which was a great match for me two years ago but not so much now.
My 2-year-old link to an iVillage style quiz led me elsewhere, although there are a number of great design-style posts and photos on the site.