Friday, February 13, 2009


My new blog obsession showcased's quiz today!
My first style result was Nantucket with Classic accents. Close, yes, but I don't like the dainty chairs table, and it seems a little stuffy.

I took the quiz again, noticing the option to say if I liked or hated particular items (sofa, rug, etc).
This time I got Classic with Nantucket accents, which I think fits me better.
What's old is new again! The beauty of Classic style is how well it takes all of the beautiful forms, colors and textures of the past and reinvents them in a way that feels both fresh and inspired.

The style itself is a mix of European influences and French, English and Italian antiques and replicas are often used together. Furniture is well proportioned and comfortable and the rooms give off an air of sophistication and grace. Oil paintings depicting still-life or nature scenes and emphasizing symmetry of pairs helps maintain the traditional nature of the room. Windows are often covered with opulent fabric shades and/or drapery.

Traditional rooms give off an air of history that seems to say "I was here long before you, and will remain long after you've gone." And yet, even with this level of sophistication, the rooms are soft and inviting.

Of this model, I LOVE the window treatments and the neutrals, and the subtle accessories. I don't really like the flimsy coffee table or detail on the couch, but details can vary. Overall, thumbs up for an accurate assessment!

In my future, theoretical life with a little less school debt and a little more income, and our "forever" (or at least longer-term) home, I'd love make our style more defined. Over and over, PB calls our name...In my vision, we'll have a home full of classic comfort with lots of storage (and little clutter) and a little flair.
My current loves:
Living Room

Dining Room

(not sure I could commit to such chairs, but maybe if they were slipcovered instead of upholstered?)




Of course, this is all theoretical for a forever house we won't buy for a while (not to mention all way out of our price range, and we have a house full of furniture as it is!) But every time the catalog comes we pour over it. Its a very unhealthy obsession (ok, maybe not that unhealthy! at least we're not making purchases!). Last but not least... I have an endless love for lux window treatments. While I am relatively confident we won't ever own a house that can handle full length velvet or silk drapes, a girl can dream, right?

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