Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ethan Allen's Style Quiz

I was reading the newest posts on one of my daily reads, Young House Love (who is also based in Richmond!), and they apparently have a love for Style Quizzes too. The last time I took one, I got a result "Kitschy" which was probably closer to the truth at the time, but my style has evolved and grown up a bit. For John and Sherry at YHL, their results seemed pretty accurate, so I thought I'd give it a go. Here's what I got:"The verdict is in—your style is Metro. Metro is a great modern space. Chic, comfortable, clean. Do the math. Strong horizontals plus graphic clarity plus a fearless blending of metal, woods, leathers, and wovens; minus the superfluous and the clichéd; equals urban architecture domesticated, a vision for living. "

It was completely accurate for the #1 result, and even the backup "Glamour" result was the exact mix I have with it. Although my design may not exactly show this feel completely yet, in my planning this is what I'm always drawn to and try to put into action.

Here, they show the looks for this result: http://www.ethanallen.com/looks?lifestyleId=100185

"A contemporary haven for the art and design maven. A fearless mixture of styles punctuated with pops of chartreuse, pink, and black. "
"Handsome modern meets pop artisan – where chocolate brown is fed spoonfuls of brights – at once innately chic and industrially smart. "
"Inside the urban landscape, where the tempo is fast, the frills are few, and neutrals come to life with shape and texture. "
"A sophisticated blend of myriad browns and creams for a vibe that’s both urban and earthy. "

I mean, hello?! This is the girl that put a traditional cherry wood table in her (for now) wood paneled dining room and mixed in cushy, clean lined, crisp white captains chairs and is going to add in aluminum side chairs and a zebra rug. All of this under a super modern chandelier.

And in the bedroom, where it's soaked with happy blue walls that are toned down and modernized with deep black/brown, straight-lined furniture. I wanted to bring in lots of texture with linen and sheer curtains and our hamper made of dark brown wicker that's lined with thick cream fabric.

Then there's the craft room in progress: dark navy blue walls with chartreuse and pink accent colors, with lots of metal accessories and my very textured cream fabric and medium wooden frame Poang chair.

Of course, the Glamour result was the perfect mix to go with my Urban Metro style. Pearls? Damask? Acrylic lamps? Don't mind if I... already have :) Test out your style here. I hope you're as pleased with the results as I am!


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