What? Lots of guys take that quiz… right?
I read about this at The Inspired Room and I had to see for myself. A quiz that says it can TELL ME what my style is. We’ll see. But first, I have to admit that I wasn’t entirely comfortable with the questions.
You’re running late and only have 10 minutes until guests arrive. What might you do?
(a) Give the house a quick sniff, and light some scented candles. Or, spritz a bit of perfume or room fragrance. – If I give the house a “quick sniff” something is wrong for sure! Leaks of some sort are guaranteed. So no, not (a).
(b) Head for the kitchen looking for tasty snacks that can be whipped up in an instant, and set some out on a tray. – I might have picked this if I could remove the words between “snacks” and “out”. Since I couldn’t, not (b) either.
(c) Think drinks – making sure you have glasses, mixers and ice for cocktails. – I try not to make the drinks the focal point. I have a neon sign for that! – So not (c)…
(d) Dim the lights to create a little ambiance, and perhaps set out a few candles. – Maybe I misunderstood … where is this party? I went with this one.
There was no option for sitting on the couch and yelling out calming words of reassurance to my wife that the house is fine!
Pick a sofa. UH! How am I supposed to pick a sofa without seeing the rest of the room? I had to picture a really cool room and go from there. It was really tropical. So it needed a really cool, really tropical, sectional!
Pick out some flowers! I can get into that! It said go with the ones that make me happy. And I don’t think I’m giving them away, so I was like “just listen to your heart, man”. And I picked the colorful ones.
If your home were a handbag, what would it be? ??? What kind of question is that?
(a) A bag in a great color or with some handcrafted embroidery or beading. – Uh, no.
(b) A vintage designer bag in pristine condition. – I almost went with this one, then I thought that in HOUSE talk that would mean no remodeling, so no. Not vintage…remodeled.
(c) The perfect shoulder bag! Wear it with anything, and take it everywhere. – I went with this one, because I have a really cool leather backpack that I can throw over my shoulder and go. It’s been all over with me, even Down Under!
(d) A leather clutch with a striking geometric design by a hip, young designer. – Everyone knows that if you made the clutch out of leather that the truck wouldn’t go! This one is obviously a trick.
5. If your relationship to color were a romance, you’d describe your feelings as:
(a) Running scared for the hills!
(b) Wanting to commit, but always feeling unsure.
(c) Ready to make a permanent commitment.
(d) Interested, but taking it slowly and carefully.
I’m a little lost on the analogy, but (and I’m reaching here) I’m ready to commit to color. I LOVE color. (c) it is!
A wonderful evening at home might involve: – This one was tough.
(a) Setting a beautiful table and having some friends over for a lively dinner. – When this says “beautiful table”, it’s referring to my beautiful handcrafted Maple one-of-a-kind dining table, right? That sounds nice.
(b) Luxuriating in the tub with fantastic-smelling bath oils and a good book. – Here’s the issue. The book ALWAYS gets wet. If any of you do this, I would like to know how you keep the book dry! Moving on…
(c) Climbing into a beautifully made bed, with crisp, fresh-smelling linens, to curl up with a book or watch a movie. – Doesn’t sound bad either…
(d) Relaxing outside with a glass of wine, watching the evening light fade surrounded by the scent of flowers. – When the evening light fades away around here it’s a spectacular sunset over the Harbor, so this one sounds nice too.
(e) Cooking, eating, chatting and kicking back with your family in the kitchen. – Looks like they saved the best for last. I went with this one!
Choose the room that would make you happiest!
I couldn’t resist the beams. If not for the beams, it would have been Room #1. I fall hard for cool beams.
Pick the furnishings you like best…
Lesser of four evils… still evil. Yuk.
Questions #9 and #10
I can’t show you all my answers. That would be cheating! You have to take the test yourself.
Well I’ll be. It pretty well nailed it! How’d they do that?
My Happy Colors
In our old house…STILL FOR SALE!!! … we have walls in at least three of these colors, maybe four, and I think we have a sofa in one of the others. Freaky! (I gave it away when I picked the flowers!)
If you try it out or already have, I’d love to know if the quiz figured you all out too!
If not, and you want to start on knowing what it takes to make your house YOU and AUTHENTIC then maybe you want to try it!