I found this Design Personality Quiz on Homebody Holly's blog and thought it was pretty interesting. She said it came from the Nate Berkus show. I don't watch it, but I know who he is.
IF YOU WERE A LIPSTICK, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
B. SPARKLY GLOSS
C. HOT PINK
D. CLASSIC RED
YOU’RE ABOUT TO SPLURGE ON A NEW PAIR OF SHOES. WHAT DO YOU BUY?
A. MARY JANES
B. SKY-HIGH STILETTOS
C. FLIP FLOPS
D. A NEW PAIR OF LOAFERS
YOU JUST GOT YOUR FAVORITE FLOWERS FROM A SECRET ADMIRER! YOU GOT:
B. A GORGEOUS ORCHID
C. TROPICAL FLOWER
D. RED ROSES
YOU’RE AT YOUR FAVORITE HOME DÉCOR STORE – WHAT CATCHES YOUR EYE FIRST?
A. A ROCKING CHAIR
B. A COLORFUL, TRENDY VASE
C. A BEAUTIFUL WOVEN BASKET
D. A LUXURIOUS THROW
IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU AN ALL-EXPENSE PAID VACATION, WHERE YOU WOULD GO?
A. EIFFEL TOWER
B. EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
C. TAJ MAHAL
D. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
IF YOU ANSWERED ALL"A's": VINTAGE PERSONALITY
You like things one of a kind, you’re a garage sale shopper, a thrift sale shopper. you like things to have some age, a patina. If you know you’re a vintage personality, you can shop in places with items that have an aged look or have been assembled over time. You don’t go to the new modern stores and waste your time buying items that you know you’re not going to love.
IF YOU ANSWERED ALL “B’s”: MODERN PERSONALITY
You like a clean look, with clean lines, and space to breathe within your home. Every piece you own needs to be special, because you don’t have a lot. Simple, clean lines, special pieces. You save your money and you don’t make impulse purchases. You create a beautiful modern environment.
IF YOU ANSWERED ALL “C’s”: GLOBAL PERSONALITY
You like things that have edge. When you go on vacation you’re digging though the local markets. There are pieces that are hand-crafted, you love woven tapestries and animal prints.
IF YOU ANSWERED ALL “D’s”: AMERICAN CLASSIC PERSONALITY
Well-tailored pieces and somewhat clean lines. You can feel a sense of history there, there’s something very tradition about it and it could benefit from an infusion of personality.
I answered B (sparkly!!!), A (Mary Janes), A (daisies), A (rocking chair), B (Empire State Building). That places me between vintage and modern, with a slight leaning toward vintage. It seems like an oxymoron of sorts, but really, that's just about right.
What's your design personality according to Nate?