Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010

I took this test that I found through on one of her blog posts and I thought I would share. You can find the test here:

My results really didn't come as any surprise to me, I mean come on I live in a log cabin in the woods. Granted both of those were my husbands idea, but I didn't balk much.

I thought maybe this site would give me some great ideas for our "new" bedroom once we get moved down there.

Anyway, here are the results I got:

Traditional Country

Even if your backyard isn't acres of farmland and you don't actually have a chicken coop, your house sure brings you back to a time when that was the case. You love spaces that feel casual and lived in. Furniture is practical and comfortable, and yet at the same time it's very stylish. The best part of country style is how much it highlights collection and found objects. Antiques here, garage sale finds there, Aunt Milly's hand-me-downs throughout. Unique items that used to serve very practical purposes are now on display, and their history seems to permeate the home. Each space in the home seems to invite friends and family to come in and stay a while. There is a true sense of home felt throughout.


When it comes to materials in Traditional Country homes, think rustic, warm and comfortable. Wood or natural tile floors, natural or painted wood tables and chairs, and natural materials on the soft furnishings. Stripes, plaids and florals are popular and often all are mixed in one room. Soft vintage leather and suede are common, and wrought and rusty iron also reinforce the rustic nature of the rooms. Large wood pieces of furniture are very common, and help manage storage throughout the home. Wallpaper is very popular and most often highlights floral patterns. For traditional country, the concept of minimalism is avoided at all costs. It's the collections that give the space character and reinforce the lived-in nature of the spaces.


For color, spaces can go either bright and airy or soft and muted. Think of the countryside in spring and summer with yellows, bright greens and blues. Or you can go for more of a fall country day, and go a bit darker but still stay in the earth tones. Dark browns, reds and greens. Either direction you go in, be it light or dark, the key is warmth. Traditional country rooms rarely, if ever, feel cold.

Well this all fits my entire house. The only bold color I have in my home now is in Josie's playroom and it is turquoise and lime green. With pink accents. I love this room and it makes me want to bring more color in.

Our new room has a beige color wall and instead of painting the whole thing, one because of the shelves around the top of the room, two because of money, I think I will be painting the bottom some shade of brown. I am thinking a chocolate color and then have accents of red in our room. And I'm talking RED, everything in my home is blue, burgundy, and green and I'm over it!!! I am slowly trying to redo things and have actually used some things I have to redo it. I also plan on crafting as much of it I can myself. With my new sewing machine and all! :-)
That's it for now!

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