Saturday, August 28, 2010

Home Design Style...

Do you know what yours is? Mine is:

55% Rustic Revival
36% Nantucket Chic
9% Cottage Chic

I discovered this by taking the style quiz at Sproost. It was really quick and easy and I think that my results cover off on my design aesthetic pretty well. If you're interested in finding out more about your style, you should head over there.

My percentage allocation means a whole bunch of things that I'm going to document here along with images so that I can refer back to this when various pretty things on the Internet strike my fancy. I've also included some of the images that they show to detail out each style. All of this comes from the Sproost site.

Rustic Revival

  • Urban Country
  • A mix of modern and country. 
  • Clean lines of the modern softened by rustic /vintage elements is the perfect mix
  • Appeals to young and old alike. 


  • Material palette  runs the gamut because of the two extremes being mixed. 
  • Countryside: lots of wood, woven rope, canvas and linen, rustic metals and wrought iron, cowhide and vintage leather. 
  • Modern side: acrylic, satin and polished nickel and chrome, glass, faux fur, refined leather, fiberglass and sleek woods. 
  • Floor Coverings: Seagrass and natural woven materials, Concrete and natural wood floors are very popular, and work really well together.
  • Think light, casual and airy. 
  • Colors that make nice, subtle backdrops: White, pale gray or beige, khaki and sage
  • Reference colors from: natural linen, concrete, iron, rust
  • Key: keep the spaces feeling open and yet warm  
  • Go light on walls and major pieces 
  • Use color on accents and accessories

Nantucket Style

  • Think Beach
  • The feeling of the seaside is both abstract and literal in the design of your space. 


  • Art and accessories: Things that remind you of the coast. Pieces of driftwood, pictures or paintings of views
  • Fabrics: Natural, cottons and linens and are light in color and touch.
  • Furniture: Wood or wood framed (the lighter the better) and wicker, when done right, is a must.


  • White, light beiges and grays of the sand and driftwood
  • Variety of blues for the ocean and sky
  • Greens and vibrant blues of the sea glass
  • Key is white! Your space should feel light and airy and have a laid back mood

 Space Planning

  • Furniture: Comfortable 
  • Layout: Cozy 
  • Space: Both durable and casual

Cottage Chic

  • Love the carefree spirit of cottage interiors, but also appreciate modern art & hip treasures
  • Love old and new alike, and love to highlight them to expose the uniqueness of each
  • Light Background


  • Accessories: Bring humor into space
  • Fabrics:Natural (cottons and linens) and light in touch. 
  • Furniture: Wood or wood framed (the lighter the better) and used sparingly or with modern lines, wicker here and there.


  • Colors are similar to colors in Nantucket Chic section.
  • Key is balance of old and new

Space Planning

  • Encourages intimate gatherings 
  • The color throughout is light and airy
  • The main color seen and felt throughout the house is white or very light versions of colors that feel almost white. 

1 comment:

  1. i will take one of everything in all of these rooms.
    (Except for the wicker stuff in cottage chic)

    What is the next furtniture purchase you want to make Ash?