Where I come from, we pronounce the word 'style' as something more like 'stah-ll.' Incidentally, as a newly minted Westerner, I am becoming even more familiar with my own southern accent.
And as a newly minted housewife, I am becoming dreadfully familiar with my distinct lack of personal style. In the process of setting up a new home, I am somewhere between unpacking and arranging - not quite to the decorating stage, but a lot of stuff is out of boxes and looking for its home. In my last home, this intimidated and depressed me - something that can somewhat be attributed to a weird, crippling insecurity and somewhat attributed to mental and physical exhaustion. In my new home, I am in a much better state of mind and of life in general. And while the transition from worker bee to happy housewife has required an adjusting period for sure, I am much less anxious about the decorating efforts that I know are soon on the horizon. (I like to think of this as progress!)
So with the recent advent of internet access in my apartment, I did some catching up in the blogosphere, and I was stoked to find out about Ethan Allen's online style quiz, meant to pinpiont your personal style from one of several overarching genres.
My result is Villa. Ethan Allen describes Villa as the following:
Villa is romance reinvented. A high-end “decorator” look. Refined without fuss. Serene yet strong. Pedigreed while also modern. Inspired by French and Scandinavian design. A mingling of carved woods. handcrafted artisanship, and the dressmaker detail.
Some of this is accurate, but some I'm not so sure about. Wood and handcrafted artisanship, yes please! Scandinavian design is fine in small doses, but the frilly florally French romance, not so much (I would peg myself as being more 'world' or 'global' in this aspect). And I don't know what to make of 'dressmaker detail' although given my appreciation for little details, I'm guessing this is accurate.
Did you take the quiz? What do you make of your style - does it fit into one of Ethan Allen's categories, or are you somewhere else entirely?