Leave it to me to find out the hard way (trial and error) as opposed to taking some stupid quiz
that has me down to a tee on HGTV.com.Sophisticated
Your design style is mixed. Call it traditional elegance meets modern lines. In your home, sophisticated looks contrast perfectly with updated twists. For example, "You might find the classic lines of a Louis XV chair in a dining room set with a modern textured fabric," suggests Julie Rackley, an interior designer in Bellevue, Washington.
The best color palettes for your look include dark browns and soothing neutrals. Rich accent colors complete the mixed antique modern look: tapestry blues, muted blue-greens, champagne and warm peachy tones. Your style includes a range of fabrics from silk to mohair to linen to velvet.
Your style isn't the only thing with a combination approach: your space is perfect for anything from entertaining friends and family to intimate gatherings around the kitchen table.
Don't believe it? Look at how I did my wall art:
Incidentally, I was downstairs with a midnight snack the other night and caught the pilot(?) episode of Find Your Style
. Now, I've never been a fan of HGTV in general; my mother watches House Hunters
and Designed to Sell
religiously--every night--and there's nothing like an endless parade of empty/blandified spaces to kindle my inspiration. (Not.) Karen McAhoon's show was totally different. Not only did the space in question become more interesting and unique (as opposed to less), her design principles were systematic, easy to understand, and endlessly applicable. She had it down virtually to a science, which to my mind is just so totally cool.
Anybody else wanna take that quiz? I'm curious to see if my accurate result was a fluke or not. :P