Inspired by a post by John and Sherry over at Young House Love (which any of DIYers should be reading, for serious), I went over to Ethan Allen and took their What’s Your Style? quiz. Apparently my signature style is “Elegance.”
Classic design elements, yes, I do like those. Luxurious and beautifully liveable… maybe? I think you lost me at cosmopolitan, Ethan Allen.
So I retook their quizzy thing, and even though I picked some of the same images, I got the Vintage result, which yielded some options closer to my actual style.
I love light. I have a bad habit of taking photos of various light fixtures. I love things that add light to a room, with brighter colors to bounce sunlight pouring through big windows and reflective surfaces on furnishings. That top image is a bit too clean for me–needs some crazy wall art or giant pink gerbera daisies or something. The bottom one is really close, although I’ve discovered a general distaste for the run-of-the-mill floral print that I really can’t explain. If that chair was orange or something, I’d be all over it.
My mom and I (really, my mom, but I was there to… direct?) made loads of progress on the apartment this weekend, so hopefully there will be some more in-progress shots soon. Meanwhile…
The yarn buying has bested me AGAIN.
This and the one below are from a destash, helping out a knitter who lost her job in the Borders debacle, as I’ve come to call it. (and, you know, they’re pretty.)
This was sent to me by a friend and therefore does not count against the “no buying yarn” rule, but it is scrumptious so I figured I’d share it.
This was on sale and is Ravenclaw colors, AND it’s DK weight and I don’t have a lot of DK. (Look at me rationalizing to myself.)
THIS IS FOR A PARTICULAR PROJECT, A VERY PARTICULAR PROJECT, AND THEREFORE IS EXEMPT FROM THE RULES.
This… I just couldn’t resist.
This part of the post is brought to you by “look how awesome wood floors make for yarn backdrops.” Seriously. And finally…
Remember that sweater dress I’ve been working on for the last few weeks? Except that I wasn’t actually working on it for the last few weeks, because OMG my brain, my brain has not been working at all. And I’m at a portion in the yoke where I need my brain to be working, because I have to make sure that this thing is going to fit my upper body. It’s close to done, and I’m close to the point where I can get back into concentrating on it and talking about it. Hopefully with something resembling coherency.