I'd Always Suspected I Was Royalty
Do you remember my results when I last took the MyDeco StyleFinder quiz last July? It told me my taste in interiors was masculine. Listen honey... if there's one word that does NOT describe me, it's masculine. No way. No how. Not happening.
And then it dawned on me... online I tend to choose photos of spaces so clean they are almost spartan in their design. Super clean, super mod, super...manly? (I think not, but you get my drift.)
One look around my house and you'll see lush damask fabrics, silk dupioni draperies, curved legs on tables, rich reds, deep oranges and a host of other decidedly glamorous and (I'll just say it) feminine touches.
The closer I looked, the more I recognized a disparity between my real world possessions and style versus the spaces that I gravitated towards online. Do clean rooms and mod surroundings photograph better? Possibly. Do I lean towards uber-clean designs online because they offer visual order? Maybe. It's hard to say. And it likely doesn't matter. What does matter is that I was always bothered by those test results.
So much like a kid who is unhappy with his SAT scores...I tested, tested, tested again. And this time (some 12 months later) I keep coming up as "Home Queen" (didn't they mean Homecoming Queen?...hard to say, but at least Queen is in the title).
What's the Queen like? According to the site:
You have an almost theatrical approach to interior design, dressing up rooms just as you yourself would for a glamorous night out (or in). The look is opulent and luxurious, but can be equally sexy and sophisticated - just like you!
So far so good... what else does the good doctor, er, test have to say?
You are drawn to all things that combine beauty with adventure. This is a high-octane, unabashed, sensual look that encompasses everything that's luxurious, voluptuous and curvaceous. Think rich fabrics, textured materials and glossy surfaces. While glamour makes a big, bold statement, it also smacks of total comfort and fun. Vibrant, jewel-like colours command attention while shapely and harmonious prints add a polished sense of style. After invigorating exercise, your living room's the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Your bedroom has that classic look that never goes out of style.
Sleep is fundamentally important to our well being...
Elegance and relative simplicity are keynotes in your bedroom, using
classic, neutral colours and textures to create an oasis of calm.
Almost accurate. I definitely have punches of vibrant color in the bedroom. But I do balance those bright feminine touches with a neutral base palette and classic elegance in my furnishings. Besides, this modern girl shares her bedroom with her modern husband. If I femmed it up too much he'd be wildly uncomfortable.
You're a modern maverick, a supremely elegant entertainer. At home, you have a fresh, contemporary dining style that is versatile and achievable on almost any budget... When it comes to entertaining, you're a real foodie who loves eating out in the best restaurants.
It summed me up by stating quite simply:
Glorious and gorgeous, your home affirms your love of life.
Not bad. Not bad at all. I'm happy I took the test again. Truth be told, I suspect we all love learning about ourselves and our personalities - whether or not the results are perfectly accurate. It gives us a reason to indulge in a bit of "me" time and gain a sliver of an outside perspective on our ever-changing selves.
It seems to me that quizzes like this are comparable to modern day SAT scores for adults, and we're all curious to see how our peers have scored. Only in this case SAT means Style and Taste. So what about you? In the mood for a bit on introspection this afternoon? Can you spare a few moments for the sake of style and self indulgence? Yes. Yes, I think you can. What does your SAT score say about you?