I have a habit of tearing out pictures and pages from magazines and saving them for way too long. And since it’s January 1st, I figured it was time to go through all the recipes, photos, design ides, etc. that I’ve been saving for a year.
I came across an article from the May 2009 issue of Sunset magazine that I saved that is called “One-click home design.” It lists three online decorating services that cost way less than that of a traditional interior decorator. One service, Sproost, is free. I like that price!
So I went onto the Sproost site and took quiz to see what my design style is. The quiz shows you multiple photos of rooms and you have to rate them as: Love it, Like it, Just OK, Don’t Like it, or Hate it. Based on my choices, I’m deemed Rustic Revival. I like it – or should I say I love 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,” the explanation tells me. I really think that pegs me pretty well. I love modern styles furniture but couldn’t live without our antique store finds. I feel like a home needs a sense of history, even if it’s not necessarily your own. Does that make sense?
After taking the Sproost quiz, I was reminded of one of my favorite decorating books, Found Style by David and Amy Butler. (On a side note, I never realized that the book was written by Amy Butler who happens to be one of my favorite fabric designers.)
When I bought the book back in 2003, I fell in love with the style – modern pieces interspersed antique/garage sale/thrift store/flea market finds.
We’ve got a little decorating project in our heads for this year – changing our dining room into a “fish tank room/sitting room” and our little-used living room into the dining room. You can bet I’m going to be looking for “found style” inspiration this year!