Gotta love a good design quiz

In an eternal quest for self-knowledge, I take many quizes.  Granted, the Cosmo ones never really provided much insight.  Here are a couple of recent-to-me ones design quizes that I thought were fun:

The HomeGoods Quiz was designed by Deborah Needleman, the founding editor of Domino Magazine (RIP).  It was mostly on the money, I think.  My style is "Bohemian Casual", which is good to know, as I have been asked that recently and had no idea what to say.  Here is the description:

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 would say that is about right, what do you think?  However, they might now be so right with the colours part...
Yug.  They make me think of a diaper I changed this morning... (sorry).  I guess maybe as an accent pillow or something... I don't know...

The Sproost Style Quiz is also fun to take. My style is primarily "Rustic Revival" (is that the same as Bohemian Casual?  Is there a dictionary for this stuff?), with some "Vintage Modern" and "Arts and Crafts" mixed in:

Rustic Revival
You can take kid out of the country but you can't take the country out of the kid... or is your theme "you can take the kid out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the kid?" Either way you play it, you are one of the unique individuals who loves a mix of modern and country. The clean lines of the modern softened by rustic /vintage elements is the perfect mix in your mind. And can we blame you? You've taken the best aspects of two popular designs and mixed them in a manner that appeals young and old alike. A subtle background of white or light colors provides a nice canvas for all the wonderful flea market, eBay or garage sale finds as well as the classic modern pieces that you love. 
The material palette for urban country runs the gamut because of the two extremes being mixed. On the countryside you see a lot of wood, woven rope, canvas and linen, rustic metals and wrought iron, cowhide and vintage leather. On the more modern side, you see acrylic, satin and polished nickel and chrome, glass, faux fur, refined leather, fiberglass and sleek woods. It's the mixing of these elements that makes the style work so well. Seagrass and other natural woven materials are often used for floor coverings. Concrete and natural wood floors are very popular, and work really well together.
When it comes to color, think light, casual and airy. White, pale gray or beige, khaki and sage; all of these colors make nice, subtle backdrops for Urban Country style. (Wait - I thought it was Bohemian Rustic Casual Revival?) Think of the colors of natural linen, concrete, and if you'd like to go dark, use the dark brownish-black of iron or the deep burnt orange of rust. The key is to keep the spaces feeling open (go modern!) and yet warm (yay for rustic!), and by going light on the walls and major pieces and more color on the accents and accessories you can achieve this mix really well.

Certainly the images they include as examples are places I wouldn't mind living:

What do you think?  What's your style? Cause mine's Bohemian-Urban-Country-Rustic-Vintage-Revival-Arts and Crafts. Duh.

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  1. I took the Sproost quiz and came out as mostly Vintage Modern/Cottage Chic which when reading the descriptions does sound like me. I haven't seen the other quiz so am off to give it a go now :)

  2. Thanks for the visit Amanda! I thought the Sproost one was pretty good and had lots of info on each style - how did you find the other one?


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