Quiz: What's your decorating style? | How About Orange

April 11, 2012

Quiz: What's your decorating style?

Better Homes and Gardens will attempt to diagnose your decorating style with this little quiz. My result was "Country French." No way, man. Maybe it's because I said I wanted to go to Paris. I had fun selecting a shoe (totally those striped flats), but I'd sell every one of those chairs at a garage sale immediately. Good luck!

49 comments:

Rebecca said...

Totally agree with the chair comment, they are all truly hideous! I was polished casual which isn't my style either! lol but the striped flats are cute...x

Beth Ann said...

Maybe that's the only answer! I did not pick Paris, but also got Country French. And I also don't agree.

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

Yikes those chairs really were terrible. I ended up picking which one was the least hideous or attention grabbing lol. I got Country French, too - I also picked Paris. I'll just take it as a compliment and move on. :)

Liz said...

I got Country French as well, and completely disagree! It's not me at all, but I agree on the flats and the awful chairs.

Clare UK said...

I didn't pick Paris but still got Country French but all I could think was which of those chairs would burn best on a bonfire!

Karen said...

I was polished casual which is me to a tee. Didn't like the chairs, though.

Dina said...

I totally agree with the chairs...If I HAD to choose I chair it would be the Wing Back...but immediately reupholstered. :)

Jessica Jones said...

Exactly!

Allison said...

You should try sproost! I think there are a lot more style options on that site. I'm 77% rustic revival.

Jen Vogel ('Azraa) said...

Okay, while I wanted to say Paris I did not pick it because I did not want country french, and I got country french anyway. It is a scam.

Jessica Jones said...

Allison, agreed. Sproost is lots better; I tested that one awhile back. BHG could use a little sproosting up.

Christina said...

I would sell all of those chairs at the nearest yard sale too. ; ) I got polished casual "you love to mix and match your favorites from several styles" which actually suits my style pretty well!

Karin said...

I took the red chair (not my chair but butter than the others) and I took the seaside because I love the North Sea - Traditional style, puh, no, never. All that baroque things they show in the "tutorial-pdf": aaargh, help!

Karin said...

better not butter

Anonymous said...

Hmmm I got just plain country. Which isn't very me but the image had a lot of white-painted wood in it so maybe they know me better than I do.

I went for the cowboy boots, but it was a hard toss up between that and the flats.

And I liked the red chair! D: I am notorious for my, uh... interesting tastes, however.

LimeRiot said...

Jeez - those chairs were all HORRID! I ended up with Polished Casual which is probably about right.

CitricSugar said...

LOL. It's funny how many of my answers were based on what I hated least rather than what I wanted more. I ended up with Polished Casual, which is probably slightly more casual than my furniture suggests and slightly more neutral than my bright orange chair and accessories. But based on what I'm hearing as the other choices, I'm guessing that it was probably the closest.

WMPO said...

I would never like to sink into one of those chairs. I am not for any of the shoes either. I got polished casual probably because I raid Jackie O's closet.

Jessica Jones said...

I said Jackie O's closet too, but alas. It wasn't enough to cancel out French Country. Or Country French. Whatever. :)

Emily said...

hahaha mine said country french too and that's so not me.

Mhairi said...

Mine is Country French too.
This is so not me. I like bright colours, can't stand the fussiness of French decorating. Do you think they might be trying to sell something here?!?!?

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

Mine was Country French, too -- but my home is all modern! Lol! Funny.

Katie said...

Too many apples and oranges in that quiz. I'm not French Country either. Sheesh!

Katie Lewis said...

Well, I never got my results (it wanted me to put in information and I tried and then it still didn't work--whatevs), but I totally agree about the chairs. Hahaha.

anniebeez said...

I got seaside cottage which is perfect for me! Thc tor a fun quiz!

kszwahl said...

Way too funny. I tested "french country" here. Then I went over to Sproost and had a 3 way tie (Wine Country, Arts & Crafts and Rustic Revival) And I do love all three! lol Had a fun time ladies thanks!

Keter said...

This selection leaned way too far frilly in every category for me. I live in a concrete house and practice a near-minimalist design ethic I call "zen modern" - a combination of oriental understatement and Frank Lloyd Wright, with long and low rectangular lines and monolithic expanses of warm wood, glass, and stone. There wasn't one single modern or oriental design element to pick in the whole quiz...the Craftsman style house was probably the closest. I live in Texas, so both boots and flats are a go-to, but certainly not my "style statement." The chairs were beyond thrift store ugly. But then I only own three chairs that aren't dining or desk chairs - two red brown Ikea Poangs with black leather seats and a vast wood-framed recliner I was given that takes up acres but is the most comfortable seat in the world for working on a laptop. For extra seating, I have giant Indonesian floor pillows. I guess the concept of floor pillows would have given an infarction to the folks who designed that quiz. ;o)

Grandma G said...

Hey, Country for me! Musta been the cowboy boots and horseback riding in the mountains. :)

I totally agree on the chairs. None of them even looked comfortable!

deb-bot said...

Seriously, those chairs?! I got polished casual. Sounds about right.

A Momma said...

Country French happening here too. Those chairs. Eeesh. All were gross. Every choice was more a choice about what was the least hideous choice. That quiz is messed up, yo!

Robj98168 said...

Somehow I got "traditional" which is partly right, even though I have a thing for danish modern and contemporary

jenn said...

It gave me Country French, but then I hated all the choices it gave me and picked the ones I disliked least. So I guess Country French must be the style I dislike least!

Nicole said...

i got country french too! apparently that's a popular one!

RebKnitz said...

I wonder where the "sneakers" option was for the shoes. And ugh, those chairs!

Jessica Jones said...

For some reason the sheltie dog was wearing your sneakers. Go figure.

Elle at Ellecwolfe.com said...

Yeah, those are some ugly ass chairs. I got Polished Casual which is pretty accurate. I'm more electric and mix and match what I love. The flats were cute, i wonder who makes them? :)

CarolynK said...

I agree, the chairs are awful. My quiz result was "Polished Casual" which is pretty accurate...though some days my house is more casual than polished.

Marie-Christine said...

Appaling! I got country French too, and it seems to be not only picking Paris for a destination but picking toile among those horrible chair choices.
Let's get one thing straight: country French is a totally American style. No French person would be caught dead in it, whether Parisian or provincial.

Anonymous said...

As far as the chairs, the most comfy one for me after a long, hard day at work, was the overstuffed one. I did not look at color or pattern, that was not what they asked. I don't care for dogs, so I picked the one I felt would be the most mellow. My taste came up "Cottage", which is exactly how I have decorated, only I did not know there was a name for my style other than"Economical Comfort". I enjoy cute, silly quizzes like this. They are just for fun.

Emily(Ny,NY) said...

Oh my - those chairs are awful! I got french country too .. I don't think that's my style. I hate patterned fabrics unless it's bright, bold colors in a sleek design, and in accessories (like pillows - not a chair). Oh well! I learned nothing about myself except that it was hard to choose between Paris and seaside, but eventually went with seaside.

Andrea said...

French Country - moi aussi!

Lil Mama Stuart said...

ha, it gave me the same too. No way!

Stephanie Vargas said...

I chose the same things, and I also didn't like any of the chairs... :) I tried skipping the dog part altogether because no dog "fits my life style" (not to mention they were all large dogs... what the heck!).

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I got polished casual. So off! Their choices were so limited...yuck!

Carport said...

Nice links! I am glad I found this site. Thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

ok.French Country here too.Forget the chairs, did you see those drapes? There is more fabric in one drape then I have in my closet! Not me at all!

Meg said...

I got the same thing! Oh My Word that's a lot of toile in the 'guide' home. Sheesh

Anonymous said...

Polished Casual, even though I did choose Paris. However it does fit me. I wouldn't even pick up any of those chairs if they were free along the side of the road.

Anonymous said...

I was deemed "Cottage." It must have been the hydrangeas...

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