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What is your design style? [quiz]

March 18, 2017

I grew up with a Better Homes and Gardens mother with seasons of harvest gold and avocado.  Later the avocado was recycled with a blue-green color.  The harvest gold showed up again when autumn and rust colors were "in".  Of course it also meant our Christmas tree decor colors changed as well.

It wasn't easy making over our very modest ranch home - actually two small rooms relocated on to our property and put together . . . and added and added upon some more.

Half way done . . . 
Another "wing" was added for bedrooms, bath, and a large living room for my mother's quilting.

Even though we lived in a country setting, my mother didn't decorate with the farmhouse style.  She's baffled as to why hard wood floors are all the rage.  (I even found some gorgeous hard woods under her bedroom carpeting.)  

Her two rules were:  (1) it must look beautiful and (2) everything must match!  If there was any eclectic look happening, it wasn't planned or was in the works to be changed.

Today there are so many different decorating trends:  Traditional, Transitional, Modern, Eclectic, Country, Shabby Chic, French Country, Victorian, Tuscan, Southwestern, Industrial, and Minimalist . . . just to name a few.  How do you know which is right for you?  Because mistakes can be costly, right?  HERE are 3 tips.  Three cheers for Pinterest, too!  The answer to every creative soul's yearning. You might not know the name of the design, but I guarantee you will recognize your style.  It will say, "Come on in and welcome home!

Take the BHG QUIZ:  

I am "Polished Casual".  Let's just call it Pottery Barn. OK?
You love to mix and match your favorites from several styles, so Polished Casual is the best way to describe your look. Crisp, fresh, and always comfortable, this approach anchors itself in neutral, subtle hues and furniture that isn't fussy but isn't slouchy either. Pair your clean-lined sofa with a dark leather wing chair or a weathered metal table - anything goes, but simplicity is key.

I'm still working on less matchy-matchy . . . but when it's in the genes, it's hard to alter.

Thanks for listening!  I enjoy good company.


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