Saturday, May 31, 2014

Day 16,644 - Personal DNA (Evolving)

About you:  you are a creator:

-Your imagination, confidence, willingness to explore, and appreciation of beauty make you a creator.
-You are independent, and you enjoy your self-sufficiency.
-Defying convention, you are very innovative, and you have a vivid imagination.
-The look of things is important to you, and you have a keen eye for aesthetic beauty in multiple arenas.
-You have a strong interest in what is new and exciting – and that includes forging ahead with new ideas, not simply discovering what is already out there.
-Your eagerness to seek new and varied experiences leads you into many different situations.
-You’re not set on one way of doing things, and you are creative when it comes to finding novel solutions to complex problems.
-You trust yourself to be innovative and resourceful.
-Your confidence allows you to take your general awareness and channel it into creativity.
-You much prefer to have time to plan for things, feeling better with a schedule than with keeping plans up in the air until the last minute.  Your decisions are well thought out, and you’re not impulsive.
-Never one to be found in chic boutiques or trendy clothing stores, you take an extremely practically approach to getting dressed.

How you relate to others: you are considerate:
-You trust others, care about them, and are slow to judge them, making you considerate.
-You value your close relationships very much, and are more likely to spend time in small, tightly knit groups of friends than in large crowds.
-You enjoy exploring the world through observation, quietly watching others.
-Relating to others so well, and understanding their emotions, leads you to trust people in general even though you’re somewhat reserved at times.
-Your belief that people are generally well-intentioned contributes to your sympathy regarding their problems.
-You have an awareness of how society affects individuals and you understand complex causes of people’s behavior.
-You like to look at all sides of a situation before making a judgment, particularly when that situation involves important things in other people’s lives.
-Your close friends know you as a good listener.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Day 16,643 - Homegoods StyleScope Quiz

My style is "The Traveler" and "Spa Life".

The Traveler is curious about all the corners of the world, whether she's visited them or dreams of going.  She welcomes stories into her home through the finds of hidden bazaars and curio counters the world over.  She doesn't just look forward to her next trip; she lives abroad in her own home everyday.

Spa Life doesn't just keep her sense of calm in the yoga studio.  She breathes it into her whole world and those who inhabit it.  She understands the idea of creating inner peace in her home to create outer peace in her life.  And her home feels like a calming spa she styled without the luxury spa price tag.

You can take this quiz here:

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Day 16,642 - HGTV Home Style Finder

Your style is Mediterranean-Inspired.  Vibrant, yet tranquil.  Rustic textures and soothing colors echo the sea and sky.  An ornate space inspired by nature. Tuscan and Mediterranean stylings.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Day 16,640 - What's Your Home Decor Personality?

You're totally rustic!

You'd rather spend your time outdoors than in, but if you have to spend the night with a roof over your head, you choose to do it in an outdoorsy style.  Taxidermy might not be your thing, but incorporating greens, blues and browns into your decor will give you that warm lived-in feel you love.

You can take this quiz here:

Monday, May 26, 2014

Day 16,639: What's Your Decorating Personality

"Cozy Casual" and a close second "Vintage Eclectic"

Cozy Casual: You're about comfort and warmth, favoring warm, traditional rooms made for relaxing with family and friends. Your ideal decor draws on English and early-American furniture designs as well as laid-back country, cottage, and farmhouse styles.  Weathered, low-maintenance furnishing are easy, inviting, and built for daily life. Think golden retrievers, fuzzy slippers, and just about any movie by Nancy Meyers.

Vintage Eclectic: You go for history, quirks, and curves.  A rich, layered look combing flea-market finds, furniture designs from various time periods, and diverse collection of accessories and artwork appeals to you.  Dusty colors, timeworn or handmade textiles, and collected objects create a lived-in feel.  Think Paris flea markets, Granny's teacups, the film Grey Gardens.

You can take this quiz here:

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Day 16,637: Which Design Aesthetic Are You?

I found this hilarious because I'm a huge Wes Anderson fan.

You got: a Wes Anderson movie.

You are twee to a T(ea), and you probably didn't even mind that lame pun because you are so sincere and pure of heart.  You love vintage paperbacks, Francoise Hardy records, and cardigans. You are frequently glimpsed hiking up your knee socks, perfecting your already-excpetional thrift store-sifting skills, and practicing your cursive.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Day 15,138: Old Persian Poem

When of thy worldly goods
Thou find thyself bereft,
And from the goodly store
Two loaves alone are left.
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed the soul.