Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What's Your Style?

What is your style? We're talking about home interior style, not clothing. But, if you had tons of money and could completely redecorate your house, take this quiz to find out what style would best suit you.

I was surprised to find out that my style is 100% Wine Country style. I have never been to Wine Country, but now I definitely want to go someday!

When I look around my living room, I do see a lot of ... ahem ... orange, and if I could afford a big, comfy oversized couch with some matching chairs, I would go for it.

Wine Country Style

Tuscan sun, here we come! The Wine Country Style reflects the feelings evoked by the seaside regions of Europe such as the South of France, Spain, Italy and Greece. The style manages to be both refined and casual, such that you can mix beautiful antiques with more rustic wrought iron or wood and the result is both sophisticated and cozy. Furniture is large and comfortable, colors are bright and cheery, and regardless of the color palette the spaces almost always feel warm. You can easily translate the style into the perfect family environment but you can just as easily emphasize the more formal pieces and make your room the perfect adult getaway.


To those with a Wine Country sense of style, texture is very important because of how it imitates the surrounding landscape. Walls are often made of plaster or stucco, or faux finishes that emulate these textures. Rough-hewn or wrought iron is very common in tables, chairs, lamps and accessories. Natural pine is also common, although darker stained woods are more popular. The wood pieces (chairs, tables, armoires) are large in scale and each piece has a good sense of presence in the room. Mosaic tiles are very popular for flooring as well as accents on tabletops and other furniture.


When it comes to color, Wine Country Style literally attempts to mimic the landscape of the regions. Earthy tones such as yellow, orange and red highlight the golden hillsides and beautiful sunsets. Blues, lavenders and greens mimic the fields and countryside in springtime. Focusing on the blues and whites imitates the seaside and white sandy beaches.


Sherry said...

Fun quiz. I am 43% classic style.

Anonymous said...

50% Nantucket, 50% wine country.

Jill said...

I guess we should go to wine country on our girls trip...or maybe you should try to do it sooner! :)

Jill said...

100% Arts and Crafts--which is good, since we own a bungalow, and that is part of this architectural style. I guess we bought the right house after all!!