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Thanks to another blog, I found a really cool web site to help determine your design style: http://sproost.com/.

You take a quiz by looking at pictures of different rooms and room styles. You select from love, like, okay, don’t like or hate and then it tells you what your style is! If you get a chance, try it out! My results surprised me since my current house isn’t decorated like this, but I would love for the next one to be!

I learned that my style is 67% Nantucket Style and 33% Cottage Chic. After looking through the photos, it suits me. I really like a clean look and a very light feeling and casual home. Nothing fancy for me – I want to live in my house and want others to feel comfortable as well! I would like to say that despite what is says below – I will never have white furniture! I am too scared of spills and stains…and I am not a wicker-type person either…but I guess this quiz isn’t fool-proof. 🙂

Nantucket Style
Oh how you love the beach! Who doesn’t, right? And so your dream home is either perched in your favorite beach town, or you’ve brought that favorite beach town into your house.

Your art and accessories speak directly to the activities that are found at the beach. Pieces of driftwood you found here, pictures or paintings of the amazing views there. Things that remind you of the coast – surf boards or fishing boats – are found throughout the house. The feeling of the seaside is both abstract and literal in the design of your space. The fabrics are natural, cottons and linens and are light in color and touch. Much of the furniture is wood or wood framed (the lighter the better, think driftwood!) and wicker, when done right, is a must.

And since your true inspiration is the sea, the colors and textures in your home are the same that you would find at your favorite beach: white, light beiges and grays of the sand and driftwood, a variety of blues for the ocean and sky, and greens and vibrant blues of the sea glass… but the key is white! Your space should feel light and airy and give off the mood one has when at the beach: laid back!

Space Planning
Your furniture is comfortable and the layout is cozy. The more it reminds you of actually sitting on the warm sand the better! And what do you do at the beach? Hang out with family and friends – and your home is just an extension of this play place… and though the space is filled with large white furniture, it somehow manages to feel both durable and casual.

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