What's your personal decorating style?

November 17, 2009 12:17:25 PM PST
Everyone has the essentials: a sofa, a table, a lamp, but it's the stylish extras that really bring a room to life! But adding those extras can be more complicated than it sounds. If you don't want to hire an interior designer, you can get some online help. HomeGoods has partnered with Deborah Needleman, founding editor of Domino magazine, to create the HomeGoods StyleScope quiz. When taking the quiz, you answer a series of questions about your likes and dislikes, and items that may already be in your home; your answers determine your individual style profile and the interactive tool provides tips to put your style to use.

"Great style doesn't require great sums of money. It comes from self-knowledge and surrounding yourself with things you love that suit your lifestyle," says Robyn Arvedon of HomeGoods. "This quiz will help you define the style that is already yours, allowing you to better navigate the vast world of décor options and giving you the confidence to experiment and create a happier home." Take the StyleScope quiz to find if your style is Bohemian Classic, Earthy Modern Dramatic Eclectic or one of the other 13 types.

ABC7 Chicago's Linda Yu, Sylvia Perez and Tracy Butler all took the quiz. Can you guess which profile matches each of our anchors? Robyn Arvedon's style is Elegant Classic.

1. 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.
Sq. Dinner plate: 3.99 (8.00)
Salad plate: 3.99 (8.00)
Mug 3.99 (6.00)
Woven placemat (set of 4) 9.99 (20.00) Napkin (set of 4) 4.99 (8.00)
Napkin rings (set of 4) 6.99 (12.00) Flatware (20 pieces) 39.99
(60.00) Small glass vase 7.99 (16.00) Large glass vase 14.99 (30.00)
Candle holders 14.99 each (25.00) Leaf motif pillow 69.99 (175.00) Green pillow 12.99 (24.00) Cable knit throw 49.99 (100)

2. COUNTRY CASUAL:
Your home expresses your open, easygoing approach to life. You love unique finds, and can turn a few mismatched garden chairs or floral teacups into a charming arrangement. You appreciate a pretty mix of relaxed pieces, like painted wood or weathered furniture, lovely florals and other patterns, lots of throws and pillows, mementos and bunches of fresh flowers that give your home a unique sense of breeziness and charm.

3. GLOBAL CASUAL:
Your home is warm and inviting, and expresses your curiosity and zest for life. You have wide-ranging interests, and an appreciation for many different cultures and ways of life. You bring a sense of the far-flung world into your home through its décor through unique or artisan-made treasures. Objects in your home tend to reflect your personality, your passions, your values, and your eclectic interests. This gives your home a sense of intrigue and comfort.
Square plate 3.99 (6.99)
Coasters (set of 4) 5.99 (11.00)
Glass 3.99 (8.00)
Napkins (set of 4) 4.99 (8.00)
Red vase 29.99 (56.00)
Placemats (set of 4) 12.99 (20.00)
Red embroidered pillow 49.99 (99.99)
Gold beaded pillow 24.99 (50.00)
Mosaic 19.99 (35.00)
Flatware (20 piece set) 39.99 (60.00)

4. BOHEMIAN CASUAL
You are interested in creating a place where people feel relaxed. You have a variety of interests and influences and so appreciate different styles, cultures, and objects. Your home is cozy, with comfy chairs, throw pillows and places to set a drink or a book. But it also feels creative and visually intriguing, because you have an artist's eye that allows you to find objects that appeal to you in a unique and personal way -- whether from your travels or from a local shop. This gives your home a feeling of being laid-back, and maybe even a bit quirky with its mix of pieces -- some of which are classic, some handmade, some ethnic, and some just rich in meaning to you.

5. GLAMOROUS CLASSIC
You have a refined sensibility with an appreciation for history and tradition in your furniture and your rooms. You value beauty and craftsmanship. You are visually sensitive and understand how symmetry and a balanced layout give order to a room. But you definitely like to shake things up with some unabashed luxury and glamour to keep things from getting boring. You go for rich materials like velvets, one-of-a-kind objects, lady-like touches, glimmering accessories, and a sense of old-Hollywood romance that makes your home dramatic and elegant.

6. BOHEMIAN CLASSIC
You have a refined sensibility and bring a sense of history and tradition into your decor. You appreciate how symmetrical arrangements and beautiful, well-crafted pieces create a solid foundation to a room. But you like to shake up this restraint with objects and accessories that express your personality and your love of other cultures. When traveling, you seek out unique objects that reflect what you love, and you use them in a sophisticated way. You want people to feel comfortable in your home, and cozy chairs, ethnic fabrics, unique pieces, and even a little touch of quirk or humor give your house a laid-back, Bohemian flair.

7. ELEGANT CLASSIC
You have a refined sensibility with an appreciation for history and tradition in your furniture and your rooms. You value beauty, things that are well crafted, and family heirlooms. You are visually sensitive and understand how symmetry and a formal layout give order to a room, and hence your home is refined and calming. You are not taken in by the trends of the moment. You go for things with a timeless appeal, and appreciate old-fashioned virtues like manners and handwritten notes and making a home that is welcoming for others.
Dinner plate 4.99 (9.00)
Small plate 3.99 (7.00)
Placemat 9.99 (24.00)
Glass 2.99 (5.00)
Napkins (set of 4) 14.99 (30.00)
Flatware (20 pieces) 29.99 (50.00)
Tall urn 19.99 (35.00)
Antique vase 9.99 (18.00)
Black and ivory print pillow 16.99 (30.00) White mohair throw 14.99
(30.00)

8. COUNTRY CLASSIC
You have a naturally refined sensibility with an appreciation for tradition and history. You value beauty, craftsmanship, and family heirlooms, but you like to open things up with pretty, easy-going pieces like painted wood or distressed furniture, lovely florals, and other patterns, and bunches of fresh flowers that give your home a breezy, relaxed feeling. You love unique finds, have a thrifty, creative side, and can make these things work together.

9. EARTHY MODERN
You keep up with culture, style, and trends, but have an appreciation for timeless forms and simple lines. You value good design, quality craftsmanship, and prefer the streamlined to the overly embellished or cluttered. You also appreciate the warmth and individuality of natural materials and handcrafted things and are inspired by colors and forms from nature. This contrast is what makes your home intriguing and comfortable. 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.

10. GLOBAL MODERN
You keep up with culture, style, and trends but have a classical appreciation for beautiful forms, good design, and quality craftsmanship. You prefer the streamlined and a bit of breathing room to the overly embellished or cluttered. But your style is far from cold, because your aesthetic interests are wide-ranging and far-flung. You appreciate other cultures and like mixing the old or the unusual with the new and modern. Objects in your home tend to reflect your personality, your passions, your travels, and your eclectic interests ? uniting to form a well-edited collection.

11. DRAMATIC MODERN
You keep up with culture, style, and trends, but have a classical appreciation for beautiful forms and well-made, functional objects. You are inspired by good design and quality craftsmanship, but have a sense of the theatrical and the fun. You liven things up and infuse personality into your rooms. You like how something ornate mixes with modern, or how daring flourishes, like bold color or a wild pattern, can inject some humor and contrast to the serious, straight lines of modern pieces. You are a style leader, and your friends look to you for advice. You are not afraid of glamour. Because you embrace color, art, and elegance, your home makes a happy impact.

12. ELEGANT MODERN
You keep up with culture, style, and trends, but have a classical appreciation for beautiful forms, simple lines, and well-made functional objects. You are inspired by good design and quality craftsmanship and prefer the streamlined and a bit of breathing room to the overly embellished or cluttered. Yet your home is warm and a bit glamorous, not cold or cookie-cutter modern. You like mixing in a bit of flourish: beautiful antiques, luxurious fabrics, cozy throws, and some lovely accessories that add up to a refined, inviting, well designed home.

13. COUNTRY ECLECTIC
You have wide-ranging interests and influences and therefore appreciate a mix of styles, periods, and objects. You would never use a matching suite of furniture or could stand a home that seemed cookie-cutter. But you love the breezy, layered look of wonderfully personal beach houses and the happy florals of English cottages. Bringing the outdoors in makes you happy: a little chintz or ruffle or weathered furniture, urns filled with tennis rackets, colored glasses filled with cut flowers, vintage-looking, mixed tea cups, and all things that give a sense of a happy, simple life.

14. BOHEMIAN ECLECTIC
You have wide-ranging interests and influences and so appreciate a mix of styles, cultures, periods, and objects. You would never use a matching suite of furniture or want a home that seemed cookie-cutter. You have an artist's eye that enables you to mix the old or the unusual with the new and modern. When traveling, you seek out unique objects that reflect what you love, and you use them in a sophisticated way. Your home is visually intriguing and comfortable, with a delightful mix of cozy chairs, ethnic fabrics, elegant pieces, hand-made items, even a little touch of quirk or humor, all of which gives your place a laid-back, Bohemian feel.

15. GLAMOROUS ECLECTIC
You have wide-ranging interests and influences and so appreciate a mix of whatever you deem fantastic. You would be bored to tears using a matching suite of furniture or could never stand a home that seemed cookie-cutter. You fearlessly embrace luxury, beauty and fun. Velvet, silver, graphic patterns, even wallpaper; you understand the old-Hollywood, movie star sense of theatrical extravagance. You do not understand the minimalist idea of less is more. For you, more is more, so long as it is chic and exciting.

16. DRAMATIC ECLECTIC
You have wide-ranging interests and influences, and so appreciate a mix of styles, periods, and objects. You would never dream of using matching suite of furniture or could stand a home that seemed cookie-cutter. You are a risk-taker and a trendsetter. You are not afraid of glamour or humor, and you love bold, theatrical statements?a fantastic color, out-there wallpaper or paint treatment, or a wonderfully graphic fabric. Your home surprises and delights others, thanks to your unique vision. Because you embrace an exciting sense of color, art and drama your home makes a happy impact.


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