In Good Company
I can't explain why, but I've always been a sucker for profile assessment tests. There's some irresistible pleasure I derive from answering questions and having the results churn out an attempt at pigeon holing me. I suppose it's like horoscopes (which I do not read). Sometimes they are right. Sometimes they are comically vague. But on occasion you get to laugh and admit that they are dead on accurate.
So when Lucy pointed out that I could have my style analyzed on MyDeco, I couldn't resist. I've been on the site myriad times, but somehow missed the Style Finder feature. To be honest, I spend most of my time playing with other features like Plan My Room and marveling at the subtle differences between architecture and design between the States the UK.
But imagine my surprise when the crystal ball churned out my results as masculine. Masculine? Me? Let me take that test again. Nope. Same results.
For a family home, your style is surprisingly masculine. Perhaps it's to do with all the gadgets you own, though more likely about the choices you make when it comes to colour and functionality of design. Chances are, perhaps, that your busy lifestyle might add an element of unavoidable disorder to an otherwise orderly and disciplined aesthetic.
Apparently, I'm also an alpha-male and when it comes to entertaining, I "like to pull out all the stops." I'd say that's true. Okay...not the alpha-male part so much as alpha-female. But I have to admit, I like things clean and orderly. I love clean lines, warm woods, plush textures and modern art. The challenge of broad stroke analysis like this is that I also love curvaceous crystal chandeliers, "unnecessary" (according to Mr. Venti) pillows and floor to ceiling silk drapes that puddle 'ever-so-perfectly' on the floor.
In typical Venti style, I went on a mission to disprove the notion that my style is indeed masculine. I set out to search (on MyDeco) for celebrity rooms I felt I could live in. I was willing to bet they'd be primarily female celebs. How did I fare? Here are my results...
I gravitated towards Robert DeNiro's warm and inviting living room above.
I craved Bruce Willis's brightly lit space with Barcelona chairs, ivory sofas and a mink blanket (who wouldn't?).
If this bedroom is any indication, Matt Damon has impeccable taste and loves to collect worldly artifacts on his travels (as do I). But... are you noticing a trend? Three men in a row.
My saving grace came when I discovered Angelina Jolie and I shared identical tastes. Of course... she's not what one would call decidedly feminine woman. Alpha-female, yes. Girly? Only if it helps her seduce a man. What? Too honest? You know it's true. Regardless of her man-eating ways, I think she's gorgeous, fabulous and unapologetically bold. So, "yay, me!" for sharing her design aesthetic.
Alas, the test results say my aesthetic is decidedly manly. Please don't tell Mr. Venti. Having said that, it appears I have impeccable taste, shared by celebs I actually appreciate. (Who doesn't love Jason Bourne and Lara Croft?)