Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Define your Style with Sproost
I found a fun site called Sproost that helps you define your decorating style. You view a series of rooms and rate them from Love it to Hate it. The site evaluates your responses and summarizes your design style based on your room choices. When you sign up (for free) you can then set a budget and look at hundreds of pieces of furniture and accessories that match your style. You choose your favorites and create different layouts. You can also look at style layouts already completed for inspiration. It's fun! Try it here.
My design style was determined very accurately. I'm 60% Vintage Modern, 20% Rustic Revival (probably for my love of texture) and 20% Contemporary (reflected in my love for clean lines and minimal style - which makes crafting and displaying my work difficult!)
This is what they say about Vintage Modern:
"Flea Market anyone? You know you are drawn to modern furniture and interiors, and yet you really don't like a space that feels cold and sterile. And who could blame you? And that's why Vintage Modern is so appealing to you. Though the backdrop of the room, the walls and windows, are many times white or monochromatic, the furniture and accessories have the color, shape and texture to bring the warmth into the space. The great thing about Vintage Modern is ease of mixing different styles in the one space. You can have a new modular sofa mixed with a great pair of chairs that your grandmother purchased in the late 1950's and the new and old work appear as though they were destined for each other. What's great is that even if you don't have time for swap meets and garage sales, so many of the pieces from the mid-century were so great that they have been remade and mimicked year after year."
"When it comes to color, walls are seen as backdrops for the room. Neutral tones of gray, white, beige and brown are very common and black is a common accent color. Pops of color on the art, furniture and accessories can vary dramatically based on the person, however very common colors are teal blues, army greens and yellow as well as deep oranges and bright reds."
The top picture is their example of Vintage Modern. The bottom is a picture of my living room with Mid Century Modern furniture (the table has now been replaced with a bigger dresser). My color scheme is backwards. I have the turquoise, olive green and brown on the walls and the furniture and soon to be drapes are moving towards a few pops of colors but more natural canvas and white colors. Black is my accent color. I have other pops of color in hand made art and accessories. I really like color. Nothing in my home is new, most of my furniture is from the late 50's or early 60's. Even my lamps and dishes are vintage. The stuff that isn't vintage, like my couch, was a Craig's List purchase (new to me) but has vintage lines. My idea of a perfect day includes either thrift stores or antique shops, or both!
Did you take the quiz? How did it turn out for you? Was it accurate or is it pointing you in a different design direction than you expected?