Wednesday, November 02, 2005

What's Your Design Style?

This is a fun little quiz from Thomasville furniture:

My result:

Your Design Definition is "romantic". In your home, you love to surround yourself with antiques, books, pieces that bring back memories and lots of black-and-white photos of family. Your tub has feet and your bed has four posters. Your favorite part of preparing for a dinner party is mixing pieces from your different china sets and lighting all the candles. When you travel, you like to stay in bed-and-breakfasts or small inns, and you always find the perfect, out-of-the-way restaurant that is tourist-free. Work with your Thomasville associate to discover pieces in the Ernest Hemingway(R) Collection from Thomasville that reflect the old-world European romance of Paris and Venice. The elaborate carvings and decorative metals on these pieces will add a touch of whimsy and romance to any room.

But actually, I would describe my style as more eclectic or even exotic. That bed in the picture looks a little too 'delicate' to me. Good for sleeping maybe, but well, you know. Here's one that I like better from the same Ernest Hemingway collection:

I'm not really into too much frou-frou in most rooms. But I do love touches of crystal in unexpected places and mixing old and new.


Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

Oh I love this post! Much of my furniture has claw legs...and dark wood...I love antiques, my books...etc.....and as you said mixing some old with new....

I have several mixed pieces of China we eat on everyday...and a few microwave dishes for the obvious...but I like surrounding myself with time, ages and memories.

I'm a romantic and eccentric... will always be...even down to drinking from a stem glass daily...just wish I could dress up with my gloves everyday...crazy (smiling)
All I need now is an old Victorian house!! Lived before in a few...and loved it.

I love post like this....makes me want to go shopping though...(smiling)

Rae Ann said...

suzie, me too, about the shopping! But furniture is just so expensive, for the good stuff. Ah well, it's fun to day dream about it.

Kristi said...

My husband and I will go to expensive (ok, any furniture store is expensive to us!) furniture stores and "dream shop" on our dates. It is fun.

My style was "inviting." Funny.

Right now, our motiff is a mix of Post Collegiate, Free and New Baby. We are slowly building our collection.

Rae Ann said...

kristi, you are so funny! Oh, I know all of those styles well. We are just now coming out of the Toddlers Treasures style. lol That will probably be your next one.