A List Maker's Life: Decorating Style

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Decorating Style

Today I followed an entertaining link from Katie's Nesting Spot to find out my decorating preferences.

Before taking the quiz I would have guessed my style to be "Cottage Chic" or "French Eclectic." I also enjoy these styles.. I love the flexibility these styles allow for re-purposing, re-using, re-painting, antiquing, and mixing old with new!

I suspect, however, if we had more available decorating cash I would find my house looking quite beach front-ish.

Why is that?
According to the Sproost style quiz my style is 100% Nantucket.

Nantucket Style:
~Your dream house is in your favorite beach town (Why, yes it is!)
~Art & accessories will be things that remind you of the coast
~The feeling of the sea is evident in the furniture layout
~Fabrics: naturals, cottons, and linens - light in color and texture
~Furniture: wood framed & wicker
~Colors: white, light beige, sky & ocean blues, sea glass green
~Overall feeling: light, airy, comfortable & laid back

After reviewing my style quiz, it is quite logical to me that I was drawn to the rooms with the beach feel just as much as I am drawn to the beach itself!

As Sproost explains, " And what do you do at the beach? Hang out with family and friends - and your home is just an extension of this play place. And though the space is filled with white furniture, it somehow manages to feel both durable and casual ."

I'd love to hear the results of your decorating preference quiz. Give it a try & leave a comment here!



  1. My results were wine country style/classic, then cottage chic. It was very interesting!

  2. I am 100% cottage chic! Thanks for posting the quiz link.

  3. LOL! It couldn't identify my style. It wants me to take it again. I like a cottage look, but not too country. I'll go take it again...

  4. Well, now I'm 100% Nantucket style. LOL!

  5. I was a cross between Classic/Wine Country style. It was pretty right on.

  6. Interesting quiz! I was 40% Traditional Country, 40% Nantucket, 20% French Eclectic. I can't say I'm surprised by my scores!

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  8. That was fun Katie. My results indicated that my decorating style is 50% Mountain Lodge Style, 25% Zen, and 25% Rustic Revival. I guess my house in the woods fits my preferences!


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