{find yr style}

i took a quiz from here (try it! its pretty accurate) to discover my personal interior style. it seems to be evolving from eclectic to modern elegance. here goes:

"variety is the spice of life! And nowhere is this truer than in the design of your home... you either love contemporary but wish it wasn't quite so cold and austere; or perhaps you've always been drawn to more traditional rooms but are now at a point in your life where you'd like to pair down a bit or want to create a less cluttered and busy space (yes! yes!). transitional style is here to marry those apparent contradicting designs. And guess what — it's the contradictions that make the mix of contemporary and traditional so successful. the result is an elegant room that appeals to young and old alike. a sofa with modern lines blends seamlessly with a pair of traditional chairs. new fabrics work so well on antique pieces. it turns out that modern art looks even more exciting above a collection of traditional pieces. the room feels simple and sophisticated, elegant and hip.

the material palette for transitional style is a wonderful mix as well. wood tones add warmth to the more modern finishes such as metal and glass. fabrics are usually neutral and focus more on texture rather than pattern or color. because you are mixing two very different styles, simplicity is key. carpets are often berber in natural tones, though area rugs can bring in color much like a modern piece of art would. window treatments, when used, are simple in style as well as color and many times you will see natural roman shades or wood blinds used. satin nickel, chrome and stainless are very popular and can modernize an otherwise traditional space. on the flip side, when the room feels more contemporary vintage golds and wrought iron will tame and add warmth to the space. for color think simple. remember that you have set out to create an eclectic mix of two styles and the best way to avoid making the room overbearing is to stay subtle on the walls and ceiling. (my sentiments exactly.) whites and creams are popular and grays, taupe's and tans are darker versions of neutrals that work very well. the simplicity in the color helps keep the space feeling light, airy and fresh. (what i want!) if you'd like to add deeper color choosing one accent wall is a nice way to do so. or add depth by bringing color in at the accessory level (flowers!). the best part about colorful accessories is that you can easily reinvent the space by simply changing the throw pillows to highlight your new favorite color."