We’re taking a break from nursing our turkey hangover to share that our buddy (not really, but we did get to meet him once) Nate Berkus has a style quiz on his website (thanks for the tip Lauren!). And you know we love a time-wasting style quiz (here are a bunch of others that we’ve shared). I was especially encouraged by this one because not only was it being served up by a dude designer, there’s even a dude in the graphic. Bound to be a pretty gender neutral decorating quiz, right?
Wrong. Before I knew it I was :
- pretending to be a type of lipstick
- weighing whether I’d splurge on stilettos or Mary Janes
- selecting a favorite flower
So I just took some guesses. Oh, and for the record – I’d go coral, buy the loafers, and I’m down with daisies.
But as quickly as I had begun to question this quiz, I gained all faith back when I saw the results. Nate pinned me as “Vintage.” In five measly questions it somehow detected my love of garage sales and thrift stores along with my appreciation for an aged look. Color me impressed… and apparently a shade of coral.
Only more impressive were Sherry’s results. She was a combination of Vintage and Modern. Basically a bit of me with a love of clean lines thrown in. Sounds about right, eh?
So if you guys have a moment between family stuff and scarfing leftover turkey we’d love to know how you did. Is the quiz as spot on as it feels, or did we just get lucky?
Psst- Nobody paid or perk’d us for mentioning this, we just love sharing quizzes (like these others from days gone by).
Knowing we’re always game for a decorating quiz (like these of the past), our Twitter buddy Shelley sent us the link to Ethan Allen’s “What’s Your Signature” quiz a few days back. It, like any other non-scientific “what’s your style” quiz, was a just-for-fun attempt to define your decorating personality – this time in terms of Ethan Allen’s “Signature Lifestyles.”
It was also remarkably speedy (style quizzes = fun, belabored twenty minute style quizzes = not fun). It just asked you to click one of two images based on what “grabs you first,” which was actually kind of a fun way to let your gut instincts take over. Heck, I even found myself randomly choosing a pearl necklace.
But look where all that jewelry-clicking got me. My diagnosis: Romance (?!?!?)
In a word: barf. Beg my pardon, that’s not very “romantic” of me. I meant: le barf.
No offense to this style or this style quiz (or Ethan Allen himself), but it is the COMPLETE opposite of me (just what every wife wants to hear, right? I’m 180-degrees from romance). But c’mon, just look at the description (curvaceous silhouettes? dressmaker fabrics?). If you know me at all, you know there is very little about this space that could be described as my “signature lifestyle.” Okay, maybe that map over the bed (I never met a map I didn’t like).
Speaking of maps, Sherry rubbed it in by getting Explorer as her result:
Probably not a perfect description of Sherry (her blank passport does not speak to “images of world travel”) but it was definitely a closer fit than mine (she loves natural fibers, textural variations, and we’ve definitely been embracing a bit more “relaxed eclecticism” in this house compared to our first one).
Feeling jealous of Sherry’s diagnosis, I took the quiz again (they have different image pairings each time). And even though I dared to click on the pearls again – I got a closer fit with my second result: Vintage.
Not that I’ll be wearing that outfit above anytime soon, but the rooms shown under this style diagnosis definitely felt more like
moi me (sorry, that’s the “romance” sneaking back in).
Okay, your turn. Feel free to take the “What’s Your Signature” quiz (even twice if you have to) and share your results. Were they way off? Dead on? Inspiring in all the right ways? Or just nice for a good laugh? Oh, and if you feel like killing more time, you can find a bunch of the previous quizzes that we’ve test driven here.
Psst- In what can only be described as more-thrilling-than-90210 news, Tori Spelling herself mentioned us on her blog today (among some other great sites of which we’re humbled to be grouped). When I told Sherry she went into silent-freak-out-mode, which never happens. It was epic. I mean, when is Sherry silent?
Psssttt- We picked this week’s giveaway winner. Click here to see if it’s you.
UPDATE: Woot. Their server seems to be back up and running. So feel free to pop back over and check out your stylish celebrity counterparts.
We’ve got a few projects in progress over here, so until we have something to show for them we thought we’d share this quirky little quiz. And just to be clear, I’m the one channeling Queen Latifah and Sherry’s got Jet Li.
Yep, it’s another scientifically proven quiz that promises to help you pin down your decorating essence (like all of these that have come before it). Though this one scores a few bonus points for being almost entirely visual, which means you get to enjoy some eye candy slash inspiration while it’s diagnosing your brainwaves.
Although not many people would consider this next question’s visuals as “eye candy.” Instead, I like to call this the “Which Village Person are you?” question.
In the end, the results aren’t terribly accurate or helpful, but they’re still fun nonetheless. I was pinned as “Winsome Charm”… which I’m not quite sure what to do with, except maybe take it as a compliment (so… they’re saying I’m charming?).
The best part of the results are by far the celebrities that they believe to be your style equivalents. This is where Queen Latifah comes in for me, along with Tom Hanks and Robert Redford (again, can I take this a compliment?).
Sherry, on the other hand, somehow turned up as “Asian Bauhaus” and got results that claim she likes to “cook grand meals” and is “never clumsy.” Both of which I assure you are hilariously untrue. She also got a list of celebrity comparisons consisting of Jet Li, Chow Yun-Fat, and Madonna. Which elicited some snort laughs from the wife (which only happen when she’s really really entertained).
Results aside, feel free to have some fun and kill some time taking the quiz yourself. We’d love to hear your results (especially your celebrity equivalents) and how spot on (or far off) they were.
Psst- We weren’t paid or perk’d to share this quiz, we just thought it was thoroughly entertaining. I mean what guy doesn’t LOL when his wife is compared to Chow Yun-Fat?