August 10, 2009

Bohemian Classic

I just took this little quiz, thanks to Jamie, and Deborah Needleman thinks my decor style is 'bohemian classic'. I kinda like that description even though 'boho' has been totally played out.

Here's Me:

, you are a
Bohemian Classic

You have a refined sensibility and bring a sense of history and tradition into your decor. You appreciate how symmetrical arrangements and beautiful, well-crafted pieces create a solid foundation to a room. But you like to shake up this restraint with objects and accessories that express your personality and your love of other cultures. When traveling, you seek out unique objects that reflect what you love, and you use them in a sophisticated way. You want people to feel comfortable in your home, and cozy chairs, ethnic fabrics, unique pieces, and even a little touch of quirk or humor give your house a laid-back, Bohemian flair.

You value serenity. While there are probably a lot of interesting things in your home, they are joined by your taste or a certain palette that keeps them in harmony. You appreciate the beauty in simple forms. Whether fancy or plain, you appreciate things that are well made and function as well as they look. You also have a strong respect for the environment and craftsmanship. You care about how things are made, and how they are used.

Putting Your Style to Work!

With your style and needs in mind, here are a few tips that will help you make your home a little happier.

1. Your Design Challenge: UNIFY The good news is, you probably have many things you love and have collected, and no one would ever say your home is boring! You've done the hard part; now you just need to pull it all together. If your furniture seems like a mish-mash, unify it through similar upholsters or slipcovers. When grouping objects, try to find something they have in common. If they share a shape, color or material, they will look like a collection. A tray is every decorator's secret weapon for making groups of small objects look purposeful and sculptural. If your accessories are all over the map, try subduing the upholstery or wall color, so your small items are the stars.

2. Your Happy Place The more serene your bedroom feels, the happier you will be. A pretty coverlet over a big duvet makes the bed look smooth—and not all duvet-lumpy! And, a blanket folded at the foot of the bed breaks up the big expanse of fabric. Euro shams—those big square pillows—are great for reading in bed, and a few decorative pillows can also be a nice touch. Consider adding a basket or a small occasional table near your bedside table for books, papers, lotions, linen spray or whatever you'd like.

3. Be Party-Ready All the Time! Scent: The first thing you notice about a home is how it smells. Use naturally fragrant cleaning products. If you find a scented candle or fresh potpourri you love, stock up on it. Any scent you like, whether perfume or linen spray, can be used on upholstery, bedding or just spritzed into the air.

Mood: Nice, flattering light makes us feel good. So nix the harsh, direct light from overhead fixtures in favor of the softer glow from floor and table lamps. Also, stock up on some votive candles and a couple of hurricane lanterns for setting around the room.

Food: Devote space in your pantry or on a shelf for go-to party essentials: crackers, dip, chips, nuts—whatever you like to serve. Keep on hand a collection of attractive bowls and cocktail napkins, and you'll be able to set a spread—instantly!

Drink: The simplest and chicest thing is to have a drinks tray or table always set up. Include a mix of pretty glasses, an ice bucket, a lovely pitcher, and bottles of soda and water. When the bell rings, just add ice and limes.

You know your style.

I had fun taking this, I recommend it.

I still need to participate in this little summer challenge, after all, summer is almost over! One photo to describe your style is really hard, especially when your own home is not ready to be photographed! But that I know I'm Boho Classic, I'll start searching my archives for a photo!



I just took the test and I'm Bohemian Classic too! We chose all the same pics except for the room. I chose the one with all the Polaroids on the wall. I thought it was pretty much right on. :)


And I'm glad you're going to participate in the challenge! It's a tough one but fun!

Job said...

Thank you, thank you for your wonderful tips and advice you have given me an idea on how to design the whole room. your tips are very helpful. I’ve learned so much. Thank you!

House plans said...

Can’t wait to take the quiz on the links you posted. I hope the results will match my personality. Thanks!

Meg said...

Alek! I ALMOST picked the Polaroid room, I went back and forth, back and forth! But then I decided although I liked the look of the Polaroids, I probably wouldn't do that in my own I went with the turquoise room, which I'd probably never have the nerve to paint my living room that color! Which brings me to the problem that I am having SUCH a hard time finding my 'image' for your challenge!

Thanks for reading Job & House plans!

classic said...

Im a Bohemian Classic too. WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

driven said...

Have you ever driven a classic car ?

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The Twilight series depicts a vampire story and a love one at the same time .

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