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27 Apr

Thanks to Mandi at Vintage Revivals and her second FFA Challenge (which has nothing to do with future farmers!), I discovered the coolest little quiz from HomeGoods.  Now, I’m one of those girls who loves taking a quiz…guess it brings me back to my Teen Magazine days when I wanted to find out what celebrity I was most compatible with.  Unfortunately for me, Jonathan Taylor Thomas didn’t take the ‘what non-celebrity are you most compatible with’ quiz because it would have obviously said ME!  Just kidding, it all ended well for me…hubs is WAY better than JTT.  What is JTT up to these days anyway?

Wow…can I say tangent?!  OK, back to business…usually the quizzes I take are only halfway correct…much to my disappointment.  However, this one was dead on!  According to everyone who commented on Mandi’s blog, it was dead on for them too…kinda freaky!

So here are my results:

Whitney, you are an Earthy Casual

You’re interested in creating a welcoming home where people feel comfortable and happiness flourishes. You appreciate the warmth and individuality of natural materials and handcrafted things and are inspired by colors and forms from nature. You love mixing up different textures and are sensitive to the tactile qualities of objects. Your style is grounded and solid, not flighty or frilly. And you are never taken in by the trend of the moment.

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: MAXIMIZE Design is all about tricks, and with small spaces, the game is to literally trick the eye. Mirrors obviously expand a sense of space, and if possible, place them across from windows so they pick up the light and the outdoors. Leggy furniture gives the illusion of more space, as you can see under it. And, a mix of upholstered and non-upholstered pieces also makes a room feel less dense. Also, consider multi-tasking furniture, like a dining table pushed against the wall—it can be a desk by day and gets pulled out for dinner parties. Or a bedside table big enough to accommodate a chair and function as a desk.

2. Your Happy Place You can make your bath like your own private spa, an escape from the world—even if you share it! Consider making every useful thing beautiful—from the soap dish and toothbrush cup to a pretty jar for cotton balls and a plush, new set of matching towels (white is the most calming and spa-like). You deserve this! Using trays for corralling perfumes and bowls or cups for makeup will make things look organized and attractive. A really lovely idea, if you have space, is to include some real furniture like a little lamp or a stool for setting towels or even a comfy chair by the tub!

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.

My Happy Home Colors:

I do love me some yellow!  And the walls in the living room and kitchen were painted orange in our old house!  (sounds crazy, but it totally worked!)

I know that is a lot of information, but I thought it was so cool!

So now it’s your turn.  Head over to the HomeGoods website and take the quiz.  Then let me know in the comments section what they came up with for you and if it is completely accurate or way off.

Oh…and Happy Friday!!!  We are stopping by the house tonight after work…can’t wait to see the latest progress!!