Thursday, May 28, 2009

What's your decorating style?


I read on my friend Jenn’s blog about this fun little quiz on “Sproost” to help identify your decorating style. My results indicate my style is a mix with “Hollywood Couture" being #1.


Hollywood Couture
"Welcome to Hollywood! What's your dream?" That's right, its time to roll out the red carpet and get ready for the sparkle of crystal and all things flashy that make up the Hollywood Couture style. Hollywood Couture style originated in high-end lifestyles that made up the years between the roaring 20's and the swinging 40's where it was important to bring a feeling of glamour to the home when the world outside may have lacked it. Nowadays it's scratching a similar itch in the sense that it's bringing a sense of opulence to a world that seems to have forgotten how much fun it can be! The great thing about the updated version of the style is how versatile it is. You can really take it in any direction and add almost any style into the mix, perhaps a contemporary leather sofa paired with lacquered Louis XIV chairs that have been upholstered in lush velvet. The key is that each item feels as rich and over-the-top as possible and yet everything still seems livable. It's not a space that screams: "do not touch" - rather it almost dares you to experience its luxury.


I love this definition. I kind of feel like it summarizes my philosophy of life too. I am all about making things nice in order to be enjoyed, bringing a little bit of eclectic style into the mix, going over the top, and adding a little bit of classic Hollywood. How exhilarating it is to have a direction to head for my future vision of decorating (as it isn't going to happen right now, but I totally want to explore and learn!)


My “diagnosis” was spot on! and I hope yours will be too!