Your Home Style Quiz
June 1, 2017
By Nisrine El Lababidi Moghraby, Creative Director at Harf Noon Design Studio
A lot of the clients who approach me cannot quite pinpoint their style when asked. They know what they like and don't like though! This is of top importance if you are trying to decorate your house and pick items from the stores. Knowing your style will not only save you the hassle of finding the right pieces but saving you time and money on unnecessary weird pieces that clutter your space. Once you've pinpointed your style, everything will suddenly feel right. Your home will resemble you and your rooms will not only feel and look comfortable but will suddenly feel magical.
BUT WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
Choose one of the sets of the pictures below with the items you fancy most to find out which one of the 6 most common styles your style is!
Now simply check which set is which style from the below.
# If you chose A, then you have a SCANDINAVIAN STYLE
You are a nature lover of the minimalist bunch. You love the openness, freshness and light. You're always enjoying the outdoors weather permitting. Scandinavian style celebrates minimalist decor and functional furnishings with loads of white, bit of black, wood tones and a few pops of colour to keep things happy and a tiny bit quirky.
# If you chose B, then you have a MODERN STYLE
Stark clean and modern - you only buy the attractive version of things you need and display them in a simple, organised way. Your furniture probably looks like modern art. Your style is less is always more and what identifies this style are white surfaces, chrome accessories, minimal sculptures, sleek furniture multifunctional spaces. Add natural wood, leather, metals and hides to keep it from looking too sterile.
# If you chose C, then you have a CONTEMPORARY STYLE
It uses neutral, masculine colour palettes, oversized artworks, chrome and nickel finishes with low simple sofas. This style is sleek and casual, with nothing decorative or feminine, and definitely clutter free.
# If you chose D, then you have an ECLECTIC STYLE
This is a style that mixes and matches the old with the new, low and high, the bold and the quiet. Mixing a variety of periods and styles together through the use of colour, texture, shape and finish. You have to strike a balance between the items through proportion, playing against textures - dark against light, matte against gloss, elegant against rustic. The key is to start with a neutral back drop - soft grey, white, or a super pale blue or green. Pick a shape and repeat it then throw in the opposite to keep it from boring.
# If you chose E, then you have a MODERN GLAM STYLE
Think luxurious finishes, bold colours and ornate patterns. Rich luxe saturated colours, feminine curves, metallics and bling everywhere! This means lacquer walls, plenty of chrome and brass, big statement mirrors. Luxurious fabrics like satin velvet and fur. This also means bold and rich colour palettes - black and white mixed with jade green or teal, lemon yellow, or purple eggplant. Fabrics, chinoiserie, animal skins, leopard prints, overcalled florals and stripes. Curvy sofas, dramatic drapery, tropical plants. Decorative trims, Greek key, contrasting piping. And for lights, crystal chandeliers are a must!
# If you chose F, then you have a TRADITIONAL STYLE
As a Traditionalist, you love classic and antique furniture, floral prints, balance and lots of moulding. This traditional interiors are meant to feel familiar, comfortable, and welcoming. Blues, reds, greens, all have a place in traditional interiors. Wood colours in the same colour family ¬- walnut, cherry, mahogany, and oak ¬rule the traditional style and keep the space looking pulled together. Tip: skip chrome accents, instead, burnished brass, aged bronze, and pewter ¬give traditional homes elegance and warm undertones.
Of course our spaces tend to be a mix in general, but how interesting would it be if this mix has a twist to it. Imagine a persian rug paired with two scandinavian lounge chairs? The trick is to strike a balance in a way that feels personalised. If you are still not sure and would like our help contact us here. Its fun, affordable and easy! Check out Harf Noon Design Studio Services here.