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~生まれた町で夢見てきた...~
"In the city of my birth, I had a dream..."
Ohmygawd, it's TRUE! ^_^; 
14th-Aug-2007 01:37 pm
bearded collie
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
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14th-Aug-2007 06:13 pm (UTC) - This is me... and sounds accurate
Results
Ethnic Eclectic

Your style is a mix of bohemian chic and contemporary ethnic flair. Whether you travel extensively or shop locally, chances are good that your home is filled with a collection of interesting accessories. By contrast, a neutral color scheme and furniture with simple lines is the best backdrop to accentuate your most colorful pieces. To achieve this mix-and-match design style, look to nature. "The concern with the environment is playing a big role in interior design trends – from colors you find in nature, to high-end natural fibers in wall coverings, to exotic woods and stone being used throughout the home," says Denise Turner, an interior designer in Alta Loma, California. It's all about simple lines and natural materials as a backdrop for your collectables and artwork.
Design Tips for Ethnic Eclectic

Contemporary and chic accessories go with any style. Dress up family-friendly comfort in the dining room with a sophisticated Murano glass light fixture that's out of the reach of little hands. Or, make the master bedroom your grown-up retreat with soothing colors from the garden and a wooden platform bed with a trendy upholstered headboard.
14th-Aug-2007 06:16 pm (UTC) - Re: This is me... and sounds accurate
Hmm...it doesn't look like what you had, though. ^^;;

Recognize the fans?

(Oh, and I fixed all the links. :P )
14th-Aug-2007 07:04 pm (UTC) - Re: This is me... and sounds accurate
Well, I have money issues and parental issues with redesigning my room. :)
14th-Aug-2007 07:25 pm (UTC) - Re: This is me... and sounds accurate
But yours was all about the collectibles. Do you have a thing for "ethnic" collectibles? ^^;
14th-Aug-2007 07:27 pm (UTC) - Re: This is me... and sounds accurate
And yeah, I was wondering if those were the ones you picked up in Galena. :)
14th-Aug-2007 09:14 pm (UTC) - I'm Snofistikated
Anonymous
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.

-Tina
14th-Aug-2007 09:17 pm (UTC) - Re: I'm Snofistikated
Would Mr. Gynocrat be proud? ^_~
14th-Aug-2007 09:45 pm (UTC) - Re: I'm Snofistikated
Anonymous
He'd have no issue buying everything needed to decorate...and then making me do all the work. >_<

-Tina
14th-Aug-2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
I got Sleek & Clean:

Sleek & Clean
This decor is really a combination of two design styles – modern earthy-organic paired with bold and contemporary colors – that meet to create a surprising, edgy environment. It's young and fresh and not just trendy, but ahead of the curve.
Your design style includes furnishings and light fixtures verging on industrial, with lots of steel and glass that creates a high-tech, urban feel. The colors are either black and white with bold accents, or rich, saturated swathes of color on the walls, fabrics and rugs. Eclectic mixtures of color, texture and material show off your individuality.

Though really, for a lot of those I would have chosen none of the above, and on some the pictures were so small and cluttered that I’m not really even sure what I picked ^_^;

Actually I don’t like steel and glass, too dated and kind of cheap looking.. Maybe a matte steel and stone coffee table, but any more pieces of that style would be overdoing it. And I tend to go for softer pastel wall colors and I‘ve never been a fan of black and white.. And I chose the Oriental rug, how the heck is that contemporary? ^^;
14th-Aug-2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
on some the pictures were so small and cluttered that I’m not really even sure what I picked

If you clicked on the picture, you could get it in a bigger size. :P Try again? ^^;;

(Though I recall you saying that you like the industrial look... ^^;; )
14th-Aug-2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
It doesn’t want to work going through the new link, error on page! >_<

Well, some modern, not really industrial.... generally ^^; Even with modern styles though, I’m more wood and fabrics rather than steel and glass, and I don’t like leather furniture at all..

But really I don’t like any one style, I like pieces from different styles ^_^;
14th-Aug-2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Funny, I didn't get the error. Are you using IE or Firefox?

Well, I could definitely see you with the Ikea-style furniture in a converted factory loft. :P
19th-Aug-2007 03:19 pm (UTC) - I should learn to e-mail rather than LJ comment...
I'm going on said trip and there is a university or two that I might like to see, since I'm headed there, about getting employment at one of their research centers. Any advice on how to apply to that sort of thing where no job postings are available?
22nd-Aug-2007 04:43 pm (UTC) - Re: I should learn to e-mail rather than LJ comment...
I have no idea. Show up with your resume and beg? ^^;;
22nd-Aug-2007 05:07 pm (UTC) - Re: I should learn to e-mail rather than LJ comment...
:-D That is a thought. I might, when I get there.
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