Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sproost Blog

A really great website that everyone should check out is SPROOST:

Sproost has what they call a "StyleEngine" that helps you discover your decorating style. It's a little quiz and you rate different spaces on Love It, Like It, Just Ok, Don't Like It, & Hate It.


How to take the Style Quiz:

Imagine the specific room you'd like to redecorate. Keep that room in mind as you look at these images. Ask yourself:

  • Do I like the overall feel of the room?
  • Do I like most of the furniture / accessories in the room?
Focus on the furniture, fabrics, rugs, and accessories. Don't pay too much attention to:
  • Windows, floors, wall material, and other architectural features
  • Color — it's easy to change color combinations
  • Layout and arrangement — also easy to change

After going through a variety of styles they determine what your style is. Often your style is a combination of 2 or more. Mine is Cottage Chic,  Rustic Revival, & Nantucket.

When I first heard these I wrinkled my nose, but after reading the descriptions I definitely fit in! I like neutral colors, beach inspired decor, natural elements like wicker, driftwood, hemp and natural fabrics like linen and burlap.

Rustic Revival: The key is to keep the spaces feeling open (go modern!) and yet warm (yay for rustic!), and by going light on the walls and major pieces and more color on the accents and accessories you can achieve this mix really well.

Nantucket: The fabrics are natural like cottons and linens and are light in color and touch. Much of the furniture is wood or wood framed (the lighter the better, think driftwood!) and wicker, when done right, is a must.

Cottage Chic: Your space should feel light and airy and give off the mood one has when at the beach: laid back! Your true inspiration (whether you know it or not) is the sea…the colors found at your favorite beach: white and light beige of the sand, a variety of blues for the ocean and sky, and greens and pale grays of the sea glass…but the key is white!

Here are some of my favorite images from those categories:



Madelyn St.Claire said...

I want my home decorated exactly like that.. I'm loving the crisp, clean whites too.

Alison said...

what a neat tool! I loved Nancy too! A friend bought those for me a while back for my birthday. Such a neat and different present! xo



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