Aug 19, 2008

I am Classic Country

Make Mine a Mojito recommended a fun design quiz from mydeco. It’s a short quiz full of pretty pictures that helps put a label to your design style. It shows pictures of different colors, fabrics, rooms, etc. and asks you to pick your favorite. My style is “Classic Country.”

You take the inspiration for your home from the surrounding countryside. And why not? The country cottage look has been, and continues to be, the epitome of what 'home' stands for: warm, welcoming, cosy and comfortable. There's nothing at all pretentious about this style, just a love of the good, simple pleasures in life.

Living Room
Your living room brings the best of outdoors inside. The living room is usually the hub of the home, and the country look is perennially popular: it's warm and inviting and unpretentious. In its most classic incarnation, the focal point is the fireplace, and this is certainly a style that's all about comfort, hospitality and connecting with nature, the soul and the seasons. The elegant proportions of classically influenced accessories could give the room a slightly more sophisticated edge that works well for country-style living rooms in more urban locations. Pastel blues and greens give the room a fresh, light feeling, while glamorous prints and patterns are fun and stylish. Curled up on the sofa with a good book, your living room's the perfect place for some "me-time".

Your bedroom has that classic look that never goes out of style. Sleep is fundamentally important to our well being. Clean, fresh air can truly aid sleep, but so, too, does a well-made bed and the best mattress you can afford. Touch is an important issue in the bedroom, from crisp, linen sheets to wool or even sheepskin underfoot. Elegance and relative simplicity are keynotes in your bedroom, using a palette of beautifully muted colours to create the perfect retreat from daily stresses and strains.

Dining Room
You're an interiors globe-trotter, the inveterate internationalist. At home, your dining space mixes inspiration from different cultures and countries, perhaps reflecting your origins or a favourite holiday destination. In an open-plan layout, you can use colour, textiles, even pictures or wall-hangings to define the dining space and give it a unique identity. And your globe-trotting approach to interiors means that you're sure not to run out of ideas and inspiration. When it comes to entertaining, you like quite simple (some might say 'peasant') food with big, robust flavours.

Home Office
Your home office is formal and sober. These days, almost all of us have a home office: a desk and a chair in one corner of the living room with adjustable task lighting and adequate filing is all it takes. Clean, simple lines and an absence of clutter suit the home office very well - but don't neglect to introduce an element of your own personality to the space, even if it's nothing more than a favourite photograph in an elegant frame.

You're living the dream. At home, at least, the rat-race is a distant memory.

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