Emily Henderson

What are you???

How To Find Your Style (Quiz)

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The question I get most often is “What is your personal style?” and I used to DREAD it. As a stylist for years, my job was to be a chameleon and work with whatever style the client wanted – whether it was Anthropologie catalogues or Better Homes and Garden shoots. Sure, there were always some things I gravitated towards (the slightly more decorative and whimsical, and the simple/Mid-Century) but otherwise my style has always shifted and adjusted with the times and client demands. Later, when I shot ‘Secrets From a Stylist’ we HAD to do different styles each week. Maybe one week was Moroccan meets Mid-Century and the next Spanish meets Mod, but it was my actual job to find the good in every style and attempt to bring it to their homes (and your screens).

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During that process I truly grew to love almost every style. Which made describing my style even more difficult as there were times when I really didn’t know the answer. Most of the time the style of our home has been directly related to the architecture of the house + the current trends that are in the zeitgeist. Three years ago we lived in a Hollywood bungalow and I was embracing Regency meets Boho, then with our last house I went Mid-Century +Scandi+70’s. With our new house I’m leaning relaxed Traditional meets Mid-Century-English-Country. Apparently it’s a thing. 

And yet if I look objectively at those three houses (the third isn’t totally done but I know what it will look like) the answer is that they all feel happy, super personalized, layered and vintage inspired. Additionally, what is the mainstay is anything slightly Victorian (footed vessels, oil paintings, princess sleeved shirts) and Mid-Century (I’ve never seen a Paul McCobb or Saarinen that I haven’t wanted to splurge on).

But thats me, and I’m a stylist so it should be easy for me to figure out my style, but it isn’t EVEN FOR ME!!! Which made me think, God, finding your style must be even hard for people. 

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So when I wrote the book, Styled, I wanted to help you figure out your style. I know that without you having that guide, every decision becomes wildly harder. Most of you, I’ve realized are more eclectic than you want to be which makes nailing down what you want really difficult. I look at my friends like Amber Interiors or Justina Blakeney, hell even Joy, Bri and Erin and I see one distinct style that they’ve each NAILED. But not me. I feel totally schizophrenic or more accurately, polyamorous. I love them all. 

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I’ve learned over the years how to hone in on what I love, keep anything high quality and beautiful, and if its sentimental then think thrice before donating. 

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One thing that I’ve consistently tried to train my team is when they are shopping for jobs to ask yourself ‘would I own that?’. The response that I initially get is ‘well, it’s not MY style’ but then I say but “IF you had a beach house, IF you had a mountain house, IF you had a loft in the city, IF you had a classic craftsman, then would you put that piece in THAT house of yours?” If the answer is no, then skip it.

As a stylist or designer our job isn’t necessarily to bring our personal style into the job, it’s to take the style that our client wants and find the very best pieces that work with that style. For our clients we are chameleons, even if we wouldn’t own that pedestal dining table ourselves right now because we have a Mid-Century house.

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Now, most of you aren’t quite as paralyzed by the love of all styles as I seem to be, but I know you could still use some help. Which is why I developed the style quiz in the book and went on to explain what each of those main styles are, and how to decorate your house within those styles.

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With the book being a year old I thought it was time to revamp the style quiz and take it online. YES, I still want you to buy the book because there is a lot more information in there about styles and mostly the invaluable chapters on how to style that you’ll never get here, however, it seemed time to bring the multiple choice quiz to the world wide web.

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Thus the newly launched style quiz with the subsequent launch of the Find Your Style Videos. I partnered with Target to create this series that highlights the main style indicators from each style category and used their wonderful products to showcase smaller vignettes in those styles. We’ll be rolling them out over the next couple of months (there are 8 of them) and tying it back to the book for every one.

But first things first – take this quiz. It’s not 100% accurate, I know. It may only be 62% accurate. Who knows? Style is extremely nuanced and tricky, but it can be a guide, even a loose one, at what your instincts are and what that means.

I thought seriously about completely changing it, making it more visual with patterns and styles of chairs, etc (which we couldn’t do for a variety of reasons for the book) but then I figured I’d put it out there and get your feedback with the original quiz.

I took the quiz again recently and it dubbed me ‘Hollywood Glam’. My first reaction was anger, my second was, who created this quiz?? and then I reminded myself why it would diagnose me as that style. What answers did I give that implied that love? Do I really think I’m only Hollywood Glam? NO. I don’t. But I do think there is a pretty big component of that in me, whether it’s expressing itself right now or not. This very second I’m leaning more towards Organic California Comfort but that’s not really a genre – it’s more of a pretentious way of trying to say you like big comfortable, casual furniture. So regardless of whether the quiz nails you or doesn’t (don’t be mad at me if it doesn’t, I’m not buzzfeed!) it creates a dialogue within yourself about what style you maybe are and what you are saying about your life that would indicate your style. It also helps you to find your complimentary style which will help you mix and match perfectly.

Just take it. And let me know if or how wrong you think it is. It’s in beta form right now so your opinions are welcome :)

*Update: CLEARLY it’s not working or producing wrong results based on your overwhelming “NOT WORKING” or “its wrong” feedback. HA. I’m not totally sure if a style quiz could ever work, but it seems like this is REALLY not working. Hope you guys had fun taking it, though. :) We’ll start working on a better version, asap. xx

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  1. Hi, Emily!

    I retook the quiz this morning and got Hollywood Glam, which really blew my mind because when I bought the book, I got Zen.

    Neither are very accurate, as I gravitate towards Rustic (I guess he Zen is closer). I tried to analyze why I might have gotten Hollywood Glam, And I do love a good brass accessory, but I think I only gave one brass related answer. The rest of my answers involved antlers and cable knit.

    Is there an algorithm that maybe places you with the style in between the styles you tend to gravitate towards? I found that might have been true of the style wheel in STYLED when I originally got Zen.

  2. The quiz doesn’t work for me. I can answer the first 2 question (the yes or no questions), but that’s it. On the next page, I selected an answer, but the quiz wouldn’t move forward because it said I hadn’t selected anything. I’m using the latest version of Chrome.

    1. Me too…I can only answer first basic lead in, then the quiz rejects saying “whoops looks like you forgot to answer the question”
      I’ve done this 4x – the quiz won’t move forward, please correct so that more people will be able to play along with the rest of y’all !!

      1. So wrong. I think your quiz is broken. I didn’t answer a single question about brights & neons and I got 80’s. I know my style and this is so NOT it! I’d suggest photos of the houses you mention. I don’t know about half the movies in the quiz.

        1. When I followed the link it gave me Zen without me answering any questions, and then Totally Eighties after I did answer them. Is this because I picked the merlot? Of all the photos at the beginning of this post, the 80s one is probably the one I’d be least likely to choose for my house. Along with the suggestions to include visual clues in the questions (which I agree with) it would be nice if, once you have your results you can look at the other options and see if one of them is a better fit. The quiz is fun and now I want to check out your book.

    2. Since it seems most people who’ve attempted to take the quiz aren’t technically able to do so because of an error in the post load, you can always buy the book…the quiz works better there.

  3. I answered the first two questions then the third question kept say “whoops it looks like you didn’t pick an answer” so I pick something different but the error message didn’t change. Not sure. Ill try back later.

        1. This happened to me too, but I was able to do the quiz when I opened it up in a new, private window in Firefox. Right click on the quiz link and choose “Open Link in New Private Window.”

        2. Yay! Working now for me. I’m zen — which feels sort of like taking all my weird answers and coming up with something that is totally not how I would have ever described myself, but it does make some sense now that I read the description.

      1. Same thing happened to me when I was trying to open the quiz in Chrome. Once I opened it in Internet Explorer it worked.

        1. Wish I could take it, but it keeps giving me an error message. If I answer this question:
          The first thing you do when you get home from work is:

          With this answer:
          Pour yourself a warm cup of tea and curl up under your hand-knit white throw by the fireplace while you catch up on your favorite street-style bloggers.

          It says Whoops! Looks like you forgot to answer this question and won’t let me go on.

          Please say it can be fixed! I’m hooked! ;)-

          1. Same for me I answer a question but it says “Whoops. Looks like you forgot to answer this question.” I’m using Internet Explorer

        2. Hey, I love quizes! I’m commenting because you said opinions are welcome due to beta. I feel like this one largely missed the mark. I took it and the style it gave me (80s) was so far off I was stunned. I also feel like you didn’t make it easy to take. Reference designers/name brands that the average Joe doesn’t know, forced me to have multiple Google searches to answer some questions. Same with the “which house would you live in” question. I haven’t seen those movies and had to Google the homes. I think adding in a picture with your description would go a LONG way. I hope this helps!!

          1. Ditto. I got Hollywood Glam and that also is WAY off the mark. I have much more of a vintage, travel-inspired style.

          2. I loved you back on Secrets from a Stylist and was so excited about a quiz that could create the style diagnostic that you did there. But alas I felt like it wasn’t very accurate. I got Zen but that doesn’t resonate with me. I wonder if having a more visual quiz with colors, patterns, rooms could be more effective. Just because someone likes sushi and meditation doesn’t mean they are going to like a Zen style? But love the effort and the idea! Don’t give up on it!

        3. I got “Zen” by taking the quiz in IE (it did not work for me in Chrome). I wouldn’t say it’s far off.

          In the book, the quiz said I was Minimalist with Bohemian tendencies (note: I actually don’t like Bohemian, but I really like Minimalist style except that it doesn’t have enough color for me). So, the book wasn’t that far off either.

          Interesting to me is how neither this quiz nor the one in the book picked up on my interest in Mid-Century Modern, which I really love.

          Is “Emily Henderson’s Style” a possible answer for this quiz? Because if so, that’s totally my style. :)

        4. I got Hollywood Glam as well, and that’s not really even in the ball park! Haha. I don’t mind a smidge of glam here and there, but it’s really not my style, I would get sick of it so fast! I would say I’m more traditional with a touch of mid century and bohemian. And a little rustic. But I agree with some of the other commenters, some of the questions didn’t have any choices I thought fit me, or I wasn’t very familiar with them. But I love quizzes anyway, even when the results don’t seem to work haha. Maybe I’ll take it again!

          1. I just wanted to say, I took it again and got the same result! I answered several questions the same, but switched a few where I thought there were multiple answers I liked. I was on the look out for the ones that seemed to be the Hollywood Glam answers, and I didn’t choose any of them either time. I’m feeling like it’s not too accurate. But still fun to take :)

        5. I just took it and I was very surprised by the result : “zen”. First it was because I don’t really have anything japonese in my style, except maybe to vases, then I stopped being binary and I took the time to read the description and it was in fact very true. I do need flow in my home, I do need my home to be peaceful and inducing meditation because I have kids who are REALLY dynamics… to stay polite. so I need to compensate in my decor. to feel I can breathe. to minimize the chaos.
          so you see, it was actually spot on. thank you for that.

        6. Same thing for me! I tried to close the browser multiple times but it didn’t work. I am stuck after the first question and can’t progress :( I am using Google Chrome

    1. I first tried it in my regular browser (Opera) where I had the same problem, same with Firefox until I tried in the good ol’ trusty Internet Explorer and boy! not only did it look much nicer and sleeker, it also totally worked! Wohooo! :D

      So yeah the coding might need some fiddling with or however that works but until then I can totally recommend re-vitalising ye old Internet Explorer to my fellow stlye enthusiasts ;)

      I got Minimalst btw which I think is so interesting as its a style I covet and often try to emulate but have come to realise I just too much of a hoarder to properly pull off ;P

      I was thinking it might be interesting to be able to see maybe like two more stiles that also fit to a high percentage of your answers like: you are 50% Eclectic 30% Hollywood Glam and 20% Zen or something like that… might make it easier to find yourself in the answer and also ya know just be interesting ;)

      1. Ooh! lovely suggestions Lisa. and Ha! on needing Internet Explorer.

        Tangentially – LOVE the copy on this post Emily! Anger at your own quiz – ha! and “don’t hate me I’m not buzzfeed”. So good. As I’m currently in “on hold with horrible nondescript jazz hold music” hell I really appreciate this.

  4. I am unable to get beyond the first question after “Start Quiz” page.
    “Whoops you forgot to answer the question” when I clearly pour myself whiskey on the rocks. :)

  5. It’s not actually working for me. The initial questions did, but after the official start it tells me I haven’t answered even when I have.

  6. Loved it! Thanks for posting it online. Couple suggestions, though: Thailand is not a city :). Maybe more options for tired mamas who used to live the life?

    1. Fun quiz! I got Zen which I feel like is a style goal :) I would prefer to live in Thailand but felt a little silly choosing it knowing that’s not a city. There’s a huge difference between Bangkok and Ko Tao.

  7. Fun quiz. I got Zen. Makes sense.

    I’ve learned that well-built, iconic furniture tends to look great in any architecture. Textiles, art and lighting are more trendy/short term and I try not to spend too much, though a great light fixture is usually worth it.

    I first tried the quiz in Safari and it didn’t work there, but it did work in Chrome.

    1. From one virgo, minimalist “sara” to another, ARE WE THE SAME PERSON?! And yes, I really am a virgo, I scored “minimalist (meets boho)” on the quiz, and it’s all true! Thanks for taking the quiz :)

      xx – Sara (from the EHD team)

  8. The quiz was way off for me. It gave me the 80’s style. My home and the things I love are quite traditional, with a decent dose of chinoiserie.

    1. Me too!! My style is a mix of English country traditional with a dose of modern elements to keep it fresh. When I got ’80’s Style I was on the floor. Fun quiz, but the results couldn’t be farther off!

    2. Same! I consider my style to be eclectic traditional with some juxtaposing hits of modern design. I got 80s, which is probably one of the LEAST like my styles on the wheel.

  9. My result was maybe 90% wrong. I got contemporary, and pretty much the only sort of contemporary style things in our house are the weird accessories I’ve picked up from CB2 (brass narwhals, etc). Most questions I went with the answer I hated least, but was really not representative at all. Maybe add a section with photographs? Like choosing a general colour mood instead of a two colour combination might be a better way to go?

    I also would have liked to see, in the question about what’s on your bookshelf, an answer choice that was more like vinyl art toys or a small sculpture from a local artist; I chose hand blown glass vessel because it seemed like the least stodgy of the choices. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of room in the quiz for more lighthearted choices, maybe add some humor? That really stood out to me because one thing I really love about your style is it’s often playful.

  10. The quiz did not work for me when I used Chrome but it worked when I tried it in Internet Explorer. I got Zen, which I think is pretty accurate for me (or at least my ideal, if I had the money to decorate as I wished). Thanks for the quiz. I love these!

  11. I took the quiz and got minimalist. In a roundabout way its very accurate. I don’t like clutter or stuff, but I have more hodgepodge going on and already lean bohemian stylistically. Pretty spot on in my opinion.

    I did challenge my self to answer all the questions based on what my life is like – one question was about parties – and I selected the answer where the food is what I’d make. Quizzes are always tough to get right, but I think it’s because people answer based on lifestyle aspirations sometimes versus paring down the answer most like how they really live. Another question – I don’t shop t fly markets but do at thrift stores, so I chose that option.

    Like I said, it ended up being spot on. Pretty cool quiz, and I really loved the style wheel! Such a great idea, that style wheel is.

    1. I got minimalist, which I found surprising not because I don’t live relatively minimalistic (I do), but rather because I don’t feel like my style resembles the stereotypical picture of minimalism (cold, b&w, and bare). I like to interject splashes of muted colors on a foundation of clean lines and thoughtfully curated decorations. I almost exclusively prefer warm tones as well.

  12. I LOVE everything you do, and certainly loved the Styled book (I’m from Argentina, so I bought it in a trip), but the quiz is the one thing I didn’t love (can I go so far as to say I even hated it?). I took it twice, and both times (far apart) I got “minimalist” (once in the book, and just took it again, without remembering what I replied the first time). Given that I’m almost the opposite of a minimalist (sort of a hoarder, and my house is full of color), I revised what responses could have move the needle towards that, and I can’t see it… While I understand the quiz is meant to be whimsical and fun (after all, that’s what I love about you/your blog and style), the options go so far and detailed that it’s hard to pick one, or to understand the “objective” of each of them, so I could select the one more similar to me. The funny thing is that, looking at the pictures of the post, the minimalist one is the only one that I wouldn’t have at my home.

    So, basically, I love that you had a similar experience in your post! lol :)

    A suggestion, now that you made it online: add a visual aspect, now that the digital medium makes that easier.

    1. I so agree! The details were confusing by being so specific.

      I got Zen 2 out of 3 times I did the quiz and it was truly weird, I definitely is the opposite of what I like (according to the bullet point box at the end).

      Pictures would certainly help!

      1. Pictures would be an awesome element to add to this quiz! I also kind of wish that the quiz would give you a mixed style if you relate to more styles than one – Kind of like the “style diagnostics” on Secrets from a Stylist.

        I’ve taken this quiz on 2 separate occasions (with some questions answered differently) and both times I got Minimalist which I wouldn’t really peg as my style. I would say I lean more towards Mid Century Modern mixed with Bohemian elements.

  13. It worked for me. I came out Rustic/industrial…which is not my house, but my salon IS decorated that way!

    A suggestion: add pictures of the movie sets. I’ve seen some of the movies, but not all and I had a hard time finding images. You should include the Hamptons beach house from As Good As It Gets. That’s the house I want!

  14. I had to use an incognito window to get the quiz to move forward.

    You know … quizzes are reductive in nature. They can never capture all of us, so I think we’ll always be a little disappointed with the results. That said, I got minimalism, which, in terms of philosophy (rather than physical style of objects) I definitely am.

  15. Just like a few others, when I answer the first question after the “Start the Quiz” questions it doesn’t allow me to answer the question. Using the latest Firefox as my browser.

  16. Quiz is super fun! I would have liked pictures and I got the style I probably tried to avoid the most BUT I think the description may have related a lot to my personality so… winning? Either way the questions are fun and totally got me thinking about the things I gravitate towards which is helpful when you’re standing at the store and looking at three things that don’t go together! Ha!

  17. Great quiz. I got Minimalist which is probably pretty right on. I loved pairing it with Bohemian on the style wheel. I definitely lean toward combining these. My only feedback on the quiz is to have multiple images at the end. I agreed with the description of minimalist, but thought that the picture didn’t really feel like me. If I were looking at a set of photos, I might be more likely to think: “yeah, the sum of those photos feels like me” instead of focusing on the chair I don’t like.

  18. This was way off. I got the 80s and everything mentioned under 80s style – not my style at all. Answering the questions, I’m Restorationa Hardware and Pottery barn rustic with a bit of conservative, classic and luxe.My answers were reflective of that, nothing 80s and the pic of the 80s style … not me at all. .??

    1. Same! Totally don’t get how I came out 80s when I have to fight with myself not decorate my whole apartment from Pottery Barn (must be that Naked on the Beach cocktail.) Anchor pieces are Pottery Barn and IKEA, color scheme is whites & ivory with fuchsia & navy accents, seagrass baskets and mixed woods, and a few metals. I think of myself as white cottage meets Bright Bazaar.

  19. One suggestion – the dinner party question trends really towards artsy people and the answers were so specific I found it hard to pick (I am an attorney on the east coast!). For that question, and others as well, I’d try to make them less specific and detailed so it’s easier to figure out which category you’re in.

  20. I came up with Hollywood Glam too. I think there is something wrong with the quiz. Not one of the things it says I like did I mark in the quiz. In fact, most of mine were the exact opposite.

  21. Ummm… I got “Hollywood Glam” both times I took it, and that’s probably the furthest from my style you could get. For home decor I quite dislike lucite, super bright colors, shiny surfaces, animal prints…plus all my answers were about “cozy knit throws” and “stay home and read” and “a nice merlot”…not exactly glam?

    1. So, it didn’t work on mobile for me, but I was curious so I came back on a desktop and it worked. I got Zen, which I NEVER saw myself as, but it makes so much sense for why I love looking at mixed patterns and objects de art in photos, but I can never pull the trigger in real life and always come back to solid, basic things almost always made of natural fiber both in home and wardrobe.

  22. Well, it said I am a minimalist when really I am a borderline hoarder and keep anything with an emotional tie. Maybe I secretly want to be a minimalist? Also, on a lot of the questions there wasn’t actually an answer that fit me. But I did enjoy taking the quiz!

  23. Chrome didn’t work, but on Explorer it was working:) however it was very far from my style… most of my answers had to do with comfort of home and beige linen and yet my answer was Modern Glam?? :) that doesn’t make very much sense. Just a thought:p This is fun though, I do like that you’ve had some quizzes this year, but honestly the answer couldn’t have been further from the truth…especially based on my responses….

  24. When I bought your book I found out I was 70s. At first I was like, uh?!?
    But it’s just cuz I never really explored it. But it is EXACTLY what I love. It helped me so much!

  25. These quizzes are always so difficult, I find myself answering with the option I hate the least. So, Zen is the style I hate the least?

  26. I’m another quiz-taker who got the (wayyyy off the mark) ’80’s answer. What perplexed me about the quiz in the book is the scoring system. It’s based on “points” that are assigned to styles that exist on a fixed continuum. So if you give one answer that is “lower” than the average, it can pull you down into a style category that is totally inconsistent with every other answer you gave. And since people’s styles are rarely *exactly* one thing, you end up getting a bonkers answer like 80’s style when your personal style is actually more traditional.

    To me, it seems like assigning the design category that is most consistent with the majority of answers given is a better way to approach the quiz. So, while it was 99% inaccurate, I still had fun taking it :)

  27. I had a very hard time identifying with the questions and the final result was not me at all. I liked it on your show when you would offer the clients a little tray of objects and ask them to pick what resonated with them. Or I like it when Stitch Fix shows me a couple of sample wardrobes and asks me if I love it or hate it. Long story short, I wish your quiz had more pictures and less “concoctions made by my friend who just opened up a nouveau cuisine restuarant”

  28. Hello! I get something different every time I take this quiz, (Modern Glam this time). I love all the styles and how they relate to each other. People who absolutely despise one style and are consumed by another confuse me! Can they not see how cool opposite styles look next to each other? Anyway, cool quiz. I like imagining myself in all those different scenarios =)

  29. I loved this quiz. It nailed me down perfectly. Seeing the style wheel was a lot of fun too and actually made me feel even more comfortable with my style prefernces. On one side I’m anywhere from Bohemian to Industrial, but then on the opposite end, I’m also Rustic to Minimalist. I don’t love everything about each style, but I definitely gravitate to different aspects of each one. Now I don’t feel quite so disconnected. Thanks for this!

  30. So this quiz nailed it for me – told me that I’m Modern Glam. The picture representative of that style was the one where I went, “Ooh, holy sheets, let me live here now, please!”.

  31. I’m excited to see your new decorating videos with Target! I depend on your keen eye to show me the best pieces in Target’s collections.

  32. I used Firefox and the quiz worked for me! It’s been a year, and I know you all know that Thailand is not a city, so I was hoping that the online version was updated from the book. Since is the online beta version, I strongly urge you to correct that before the non-beta version is released.

    Also, is there any room to answer questions that show your style if you are a parent or part of a family? I answered by pretending not to have any other responsibilities to people, but I suggest relating it more towards your audience would make it more accessible.

    I got Contemporary, which never thought I was, so I appreciate the quiz for seeing my answers to question morph into something I never imagined. Creativity is the name of the designer game, and you and your team are masters!

    1. I agree with the way my test turned out. I really go for minimalist on paper, but…..I have a very hard time actually sticking with it. Maybe if I keep practicing…..

    2. I liked this quiz, and my result was actually pretty spot on – I got Contemporary and while I own and like a lot of vintage stuff and overall enjoy to mix styles, I use and arrange what I own in a clutter free and slightly minimalist/masculine manner so in that sense it perfectly captured my approach. The only input I have is that the available answers to choose from weren’t diverse enough for me – I felt that often 3 of the given options describe the same kind of personality.
      Overall fun though, more quizzes please! :)

      1. I got ‘Zen’ which if you saw my house you’d know was the furthest thing from the truth! (I got something different when I took the quiz in the book btw.) Maybe my choice of ‘black and white’ for color scheme threw it off? I love color and use B&W as my neutrals. I’m wondering if you need more choices? The quiz looked like the one in the book – and I understand the need to keep it simple when you have to do the “give yourself 1 point for each ‘A’ answer” thing. But you don’t have to here, so why not add more? Also, the ‘what do you do when you get home from work’ left out “feed/walk the dog then make dinner while listening to the nightly news on TV.” Or was it supposed to be aspirational? If so, I’d choose ‘put my feet up while my butler/chef brings me a cocktail then a lovely dinner.’ ;-)

  33. Fun quiz but so inaccurate! I got “modern glam” when I self-describe as neutral & traditional. Algorithm glitch perhaps?

    Still, thanks for the fun post!

  34. The quiz was not accurate for me at all. I took it twice, sensing the first two questions would give you a different quiz. The first time I said I was straight lines and lots of stuff, and got minimalism, which is NOT me at all! The second time I said curvy lines and lots of stuff, and though the questions were definitely my steam, the result of Totally 80’s isn’t my style even a little bit. I think I probably gravitate towards a cozy scandinvian style (lots of stuff but relatively clean-lined furniture, I guess hygge might describe it?) but neither result was particularly close :/

    1. I had the same issue with the first two questions, since I also prefer relatively clean-lined furniture (balanced by a few crazy pieces) and lots of stuff, and I got contemporary, which is not me at all and not what I got when I took the quiz in the book. I think the quiz was skewed towards lifestyle questions rather than design questions, unless I was supposed to pick the piece of furniture I liked rather than what I would actually do when I got home from work. Also the party question was unusual. A party at my house usually involves me cooking, and a number of other people bringing appetizers and wine, and then sitting around laughing and chatting while eating all night. My biggest question was, if I said in the first two options that I liked lots of stuff on my shelves, how did I end up with a style that says no matter what, absolutely no clutter? Although I love that the quiz is going online, I think the quiz in the book was more accurate than this beta-version. Perhaps I will go take it again mixing up the first two questions and see if I get a more accurate answer.

      1. agree on all counts! ALSO my parties are just like your parties. I hate my love of the word hygge so much but when your entire life is STYLISHLY COZY it’s good to have a word that really embodies it.

    2. Hmmm, IDK. I have the book and took it and usually I am a mixture of minimalist. The online version gives me minimalist only and I have taken it a few times- the first time I gave my favorites and the second time I gave my close seconds. Still the same.

  35. I took the quiz a couple of times – because a couple of the questions I could split my answer between – and kept getting Modern Glam, which I think is a fair assessment of my style. Thanks for the quiz!

  36. Emily,I LOVE your book! And I kind of resonated with the “zen” style assigned to me after taking the quiz in the book (but not totally…I think I identify with liking wood tones/furniture and calm, more neutral colors and not having a ton of clutter everywhere, BUT I am not sure that is really my decor style). Anyways, this time I got minimalist!! Weird. That’s not accurate! The frustrating thing is that I didn’t even select the choices that I feel like would deem me a minimalist (e.g., I didn’t select “I want nothing on my shelves” or “I already have too much stuff” when I had the chance to!). Makes me wonder if the online version of the quiz is even accurate at all? Other feedback, generally-speaking: I feel there are not enough options/answer choices. Regarding the first real question (the one about what you do when you first get home): I do none of those things! I do get into my lounge clothes immediately, but then I’m cooking dinner, walking the dogs, and watching the Bach or Netflix while browsing on the computer. The closest answer to that, I guess, is the slippers/New York Times, but I certainly don’t drink whiskey and I don’t read the NYT, so I feel like that answer does not really represent me even though it’s the closest thing to my routine. The second closest answer is the meditating one, but I don’t mediate :) The question about where you love to shop for your home: I don’t love shopping at any of those places! Ikea, an art museum, Muji (huh?), DWR, or the flea market–those are only only choices?! I had to 100% fake a preference on that question, meaning my response would not actually tell you anything about my design personality! How about Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Target, Anthropologie, etc.?? C&B (or Target!) is my favorite, but none of those align with C&B/Target (Threshold) style, So, my point being, I feel like the responses are too nuanced or there needs to be more. I feel like there is no way to truly tell my design style with the options I was given. It’s a fun idea, and I am excited to see if you can update it in any way to make it better, but, right now, I think there is room for improvement!

    1. whoa…very interesting. i changed one of my first two answers to see if it would give me the same quiz. i didn’t, BUT i identified with way more answers on this second quiz, even though i put the “wrong” answer (the one that did not describe me) on one of the first questions. sounds like there are just some kinks to work out. for what it’s worth for feedback’s sake, i like cleaner lines and more stuff on my bookshelves (which, again, is funny since i got minimalist!). however, the second time i took it, i selected curvier lines and kept the answer as more stuff on my bookshelf.

  37. My quiz result was super accurate but I agree with others that so many of the name/brand references were not things I knew about. Also so many of the choices just seemed like you were describing different types of people in LA (which is what you know and who you work with mostly) but is SUPER not how most people in the US act/live their lives. Another way to describe it would be that most of the choices were not only things that didn’t describe me but they also didn’t describe anyone I know. I don’t mean anything negative by this – just trying to help you out for the next time! I hope you redo the quiz based on all these suggestions! I would love to take it again. I would love a result with percentages. Like, show all the possible results and say “You’re 0% rustic, 50% zen, 23% minimalist, etc.”

  38. Hi Emily,

    I was thrilled to receive your book “Styled” for Christmas and I can’t get enough of it! The quiz, however, threw both my husband and I for a look as we each took it individually. My husband received “Hollywood Glam” (hard no…but he does like his brass accents and accessories) and I received “Boho” (NO…and not sure what answers I gave to lead to that conclusion). So the quiz was not a success for us necessarily. What we did LOVE though was identifying our style based the the descriptions of each and the key items you listed under the categories. We nailed “Mid-Century Modern” and “Industrial” which then led us to map out our complimentary styles on your Style Wheel as “Rustic” and “Traditional” in which we found items in each that we either already utilize or they are high on our wish list. While we already had a good pulse on our sense of style, you book gave us the tools to further explore what each of those styles mean and how we can better integrate all 4 of those together. The quiz may need some further exploration and fine tuning but your book is 10/10!!

  39. Works for me on mobile iOS. Tagged me as Modern Glam, which surprised me, but fits. I’m vintage in a slight Hollywood Regency way, but also tradmodern.

  40. I took the quiz and came out minimalist and I by far not a minimalist. It was fun taking it though even though I did not come out right. (: I chose Milan, flea markets and grandpas type writer among other answers… I did choose blue and white even though I do not necessarily like those together, but none of the other answers felt right either… maybe that threw it off? Hope you work out the kinks! thanks!

  41. So fun! I got the same answer I did when I took it in your book. Love the online version, going to make my husband take it tonight :)

  42. I had “zen”. I first was surprised, as I didn’t really like the picture illustrating it, but totally related to the description. Hence it was interesting. Plus, I don’t mind tweaking it with some touches of gold and pastels here and there :) As another commenter said, it might be cool to add other pictures to illustrate the style.

    1. For me it worked well…I got Zen and I do tend to gravitate towards bohemian and zen spaces so I’m happy with the results.
      What I would’ve like to see is an example of each style space decor, because I’m not very sure what is a modern glam style.

  43. Oh dear – I got Hollywood Glam which is the opposite of who I am. I love classic, traditional and cozy rooms. And I tried to go with as traditional an option as possible on each question.

  44. Like others above, I couldn’t get the quiz to work. But for what it’s worth, I think you have a very clearly defined style. It’s a mix of MCM, California casual and vintage (and often your color palette is pretty consistent too), but all of your rooms look distinctly like you. There may be a slight exception is when you do Spanish-style homes. But you definitely do you, and I think that’s why you’ve been so successful.

  45. I got minimalist, which is just a big laugh! Anyone who saw my house or my fashion choices would know that’s no where near my style! Oh well! (And also, Thailand isn’t a city – I’m sure you meant Bangkok?)

  46. My result was Minimalist but I’m intrigued by all the people who got Zen and would like to know what that style is because I wonder if it would be to my liking. The chair that came up in Minimalist would not be my first choice. I do hate clutter but crave some color (i.e. blue) and plants in my life. Like others I’m curious to know what mix of other styles might be mine.

    As others pointed out, I had to laugh seeing Thailand listed as a city. I’ve actually been to Bangkok and the Thai countryside and they are quite different from each other! I’ve not been to New York, Milan, or the other cities so how could I actually answer that question?

    Including images so we don’t have to Google le courbousier chair, charles eames lounge chair, platner stool, wishbone chair etc. would be helpful.

  47. I got zen, which makes a lot of sense to me, as my husband and I are minimalists and tend to have a less is more approach the material goods. When I took quiz in the book I got Bohemian which may seem way off when it comes to the minimalist agenda but makes sense for me. I am a print and pattern designer and am very drawn to the colors and patterns in the bohemian style. I do sometimes feel like my need for an efficient, clutter free living space is in conflict with my love of pattern play. It has been fun to try to strike a balance in our home.

    If I were just to pick from the styles presented I would probably choose Mid Century Modern (For the cleaner lines and simple furniture, plus this is the architectural style of our home) and bohemian. Then I would just edit myself like crazy to make sure I didn’t have too much stuff. Maybe I have the same issue as you, being the value & beauty in each one and not being able to commit to a favorite!

    Thanks for a fun quiz!

  48. mehhhhhh…. is my initial reaction. The quiz doesn’t work in Chrome, but does in Safari. I got Zen which is… not accurate. Elements of it– yes, but honestly I think the questions need a bit of work. The party one especially is full of “these people sound so much cooler than me” choices. Where’s the “games night with a few friends” option? Also, I think a “your book collection.. . ” should be an option for us bibliophiles. Generally it seems full of questions for people who are super swanky — which makes someone like me (27, graphic designer, 2 kids, just starting decorating our new-to-us century home) feel unwelcome/out of place. Love the idea of it though!

  49. I got Zen, though I can’t figure out which of my answers would have produced that result. My home is definitely colorful and crowded and not at all muted. Although I like fibers/textiles, none of them are tonal. And definitely no incense! hmmmm

  50. I have your book and love it, but I’ve taken this quiz several times and it never works for me. I always get Totally Eighties which is probably the least appealing of all those styles to me. My personal style would be Kate Winslet’s cottage in The Holiday. So…..not sure how I keep getting 80’s. It’s sort of shocking every time. I think that Jane Austen quote is in the wrong place? However, with all that said, I don’t really care because I have a good sense of what I like and I just assigned myself a combo of rustic and traditional when I read your book. And then my world made sense again. your advice is super helpful, and I love how in the book you teach how to combine styles using that wheel. That part is far more useful to me than the quiz, to be honest.

  51. Thanks, Emily! I got the same results that I got when I took it in the book. The result confused me when it first came up – Minimalism – as I have never considered myself a minimalist and I like coziness and “stuff. BUT! It made more sense when my complimentary bit was thrown in – Bohemian! Minimalist Bohemian perfectly describes what I like – not too much clutter but enough stuff to be cozy; warm wood furniture with simple lines; lots of plants but not a jungle; timeworn appeal but not shabby.

    1. 1. Thank you for putting a quiz online! The style diagnostic was my favorite part of SFAS, so glad you have an online version now. Sure the functionality isn’t perfect, but beta testing will help work out the kinks.
      2. The readers who say “it is wrong” are telling on themselves that they have not bought the book yet because the quiz results are the same in the book. No shade to Holly Becker and Domino, but I actually like Styled better than both Decorate and Domino’s green book.
      3. It is a 20-question quiz, not the Meyers Briggs test. This is Emily Henderson, not Martha Stewart. The quiz probably works best if you take it and then immediately start looking in either direction on the style wheel from your result and break some rules. My result is Modern Glam, which I love looking at, but I am more comfortable living with Boho-Scandinavian with a touch of 70’s.
      4. Try taking the quiz by answering questions 1 and 2 with yes and then with no. Answering the opposite of your preference to the basic questions will give you a complementary style, & you can look across from it to see what your “true” style is if you feel like the quiz was wrong.
      5. Those who had “Totally 80’s” are probably in their 30’s. There is a nostalgia effect with some of the answers, so some of my results skew 70’s because they remind me of my childhood home.

  52. Hi Emily –

    You said you wanted feedback… :) Personally I think this quiz was totally unrelatable. I had no idea what a lot of these questions were referring to or absolutely have never/will never lead that lifestyle. I’m a mom, in the Midwest. I don’t hang up a Helmut Lang (??) in my closet or throw parties with jasmine tea shots! I didn’t feel like the questions related AT ALL to my personal decorating style – or were questions that could be answered by anyone who isn’t rich, single, and living in a very privileged part of the US. Sorry, but I feel like unless you live in Hollywood a lot of this quiz makes no sense. (And I”m no home decor rookie – I even own legit Eames chairs!)

    I think you have a ton of knowledge on this subject and I would love a more comprehensive, well-designed quiz from you. What about a picture-based quiz, asking what colors or patterns we gravitate towards, what room feels like it would fit in your house, pick a chair you’d own, etc! I really like your site, Emily. But, respectfully — I expected better than this from you.

  53. As a psychologist I have to comment and ask you to please remove your incorrect and stigmatizing reference to schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a very serious mental health condition in which people experience delusions, not a casual experience of having mixed about something. You are thinking of dissociative identity disorder (I.e., multiple personalities), not schizophrenia. It’s a common saying/mistake, but one that is very frustrating for those who struggle with schizophrenia and that creates unecessary stigma. Thank you for considering a quick edit!

  54. The quiz wasn’t working on my phone, but seems to work on my laptop. The result seems fairly true to my style (Zen).

    Also — Thailand is not a city, so you might want to fix the “city you want to live in” question

  55. I’ve taken the quiz twice now and got Minimalist both times, which is sort of true (i.e. it feels too busy if there’s more than 1 or 2 patterns in the same room) but I’d say I’m more modern English cottage/ farm-house. (If that’s even a thing haha.)

    The questions seem pretty unrelatable though. I get that it’s a fun quiz that’s “aspirational,” but most of the questions seem geared toward people who follow furniture designers and/or live in a Sex & the City episode. Am I supposed to have friends who DJ or own nouveau restaurants? I must be doing something wrong. ;) At first I thought it was because I’m in my mid-twenties and still buy all my furniture from Ikea, but I saw some other commenters say the same thing. In the end it’s just a quiz, but it might need a few tweaks. :)

  56. I’m like you; I like all styles, as long as they’re well done to support the result. But I still couldn’t understand the questions, both on the book and on the site. I think that the phrasing of the questions means things to you (or to designers, perhaps) but not to readers necessarily. Take the first question, which is about curves or straight lines. What do you mean? Barcelona chairs are full of curves, and so are Nelson bubble lamps, but they are also very mid-century modern minimalist. On the other hand, craftsman houses, which are more “traditional,” are full of straight lines! And what happens if you like both Helmut Lang and whiskey? Also, I do love slippers, but you may have a particular type of slippers in mind that I don’t get (plaid?). Perhaps if you gave a little more context, we could relate with one of the answers. But then, on the other hand, if I like ALL styles, how could a style quiz be successful in pinning me down to one style in particular? :)

  57. The quiz nailed it for me! Scandinavian – white, wood and pops of colour, minimalist decor with a focus on nature and the outdoors. :)

  58. I love quizzes and will participate in basically anything “in beta.” FOMO, apparently.

    I got Minimalist and I know there are some questions that I answered (e.g., living in Stockholm) that lean that way. I like the idea of getting results in percentages though. Or maybe there’s a way to present results with your “layering” concept? It would probably be a different way of using that term than you usually do, but it’s already so ingrained in your philosophy, maybe it could have a home here too.

    I am using Chrome and did not have any of the technical issues others are mentioning, but maybe those have been worked out already. I also didn’t mind the specific designers being mentioned. I assumed that if I did not know them, that was a reflection on my own priorities and preferences.

    Also, as far as constructive criticism goes, there are some typos on the results page (differening, Mid-Centry).

    Thanks for opening this up to us! I liked the general format and being forced to make some kind of choice, since I feel like I often am all over the place with my personal style.

  59. I got “Zen”. Ahahahahahah.

    I own a seersucker sofa! That’s in a room with a vintage rug with hot pink accents.

    I agree with some of the feedback that the questions were sort of limiting/out of touch. Also for the bookcase object question, how about an “actual books” answer!

  60. this worked like a charm for me. bohemian. totally accurate. the part that i found the most helpful was reading about my style opposite. i love the layered bohemian feel but the older i get the more i appreciate having blank spaces and making sure the pieces i bring into our home are not only beautiful and comfortable but also serve a distinct purpose. which is true to the minimalist mentality. loved it! thanks for the quiz!

  61. I took the quiz and knew from the first question it wouldn’t get my style right. While I understand this was an exercise in imagination and ideals, none of the choices seemed remotely like what I would do. It also made assumptions about places and designers I knew nothing about. Your book is probably more geared towards cultured people who will know, but some blog readers like me may not know or care about a particular store or designer to be able to answer the questions. I think you may want to widen your prospective just a tad to reach the broader online audience than say a person who would actually purchase a style book.

    It pegged me as minimalist…which I am without question NOT.

    Hope this was helpful…not trying to criticize.

  62. I suspect the alogorithym is off – I answered almost all f and a few a responses. So, cedar topiary, chinoiserie, oil landscapes, Jane Austen, It’s Complicated house and I got Totally Eighties, which suggests bright colors, bean bag chairs, neon, and pop art.

  63. I love how 95% of the responses seemed so incredibly serious when the quiz got it wrong. People, it’s a design quiz. Not gonna save a life. Not gonna kill anyone. Have fun with it. Geez.

  64. The quiz was fun, but not very reflective of my lifestyle or style. I took the quiz and got minimalist, which isn’t completely off, but is probably not the most accurate description of my style. I don’t like a lot of clutter, but would never consider myself a minimalist. I retook the quiz and changed a few answers that I was less clear on, and still got minimalist. For some questions, none of the answers really fit my lifestyle and I didn’t know what some of the more specific references (think Platner stool) were. I think pictures would be helpful. I feel like I know what I like when I see it, but don’t really know how to describe my style.

  65. Worked for me! I got Zen and that feels right (although I know I’m a mix of a couple others). I never thought about the complimentary style yet it make total sense and explain a lot.

  66. After seeing so many other responses about the quiz itself, I will refrain from commenting on how “off” the quiz may or may not be…The fact remains that I love curvy shapes, real colors, and layers of stuff (call it glam or boho) but ALSO, and nearly equally, natural textures, serene, and clean (Zen, minimal) and these styles are totally opposite! I have your book and while it’s beautiful (full of good tips); I am still not sure how to achieve the unique mixture of: Boho-mid-century-serene that my heart desires.

    1. And like you Emily, I am a polyamorous with design: constantly falling for the even softer texture, the more layered pattern, the brighter floral, the new organic shape…

  67. Well since you asked…

    Ugh! I hate all of the results the quiz gave me:
    Life Is A Cabaret
    – Lacquer walls
    – Plenty of bling from chrome or brass
    – Really big statement mirrors
    – Luxe fabrics like satin, velvet, and fur
    – Bright graphic wallpapers
    – Asian details and motifs like chinoiserie and bamboo
    – Chandeliers dripping with crystals and brass
    – Velvet ornate furniture
    – High-contrast color palette with lots of jewel-tone accents

    I like simple, comfortable, a bit of modern with a pinch of vintage.

  68. First, thank you so much for posting the quiz to your site. The amount of free content you provide blows my mind. Second, the quiz did not seem too far off to me, but I definitely did not get the result I anticipated.

    I have a lot of mid-century furniture in my home, and thus expected a similar result. However, I am an introvert at heart and treat my home like a retreat, and thus my furnishings reflect zen, which is the style I got. However, I do like color a lot, so I have always mixed in pieces I would describe more as bohemian, but really the complimentary style modern glam is not too far off either. My mind is zen minimalism; my heart is bohemian glam. Quiz gets a spot on.

    One recommendation, it would be super cool to be able to link to the description for the other styles after taking the quiz so that you could view the descriptors of nearby styles.

  69. Probably someone mentioned this already (I’m too lazy to look) but can you please swap out Thailand for Bangkok in the cities question? It struck me in the book version too.

    Also, I got a totally different style this time and while it’s not 100%, it was insightful/useful. My fave is def the concept of the complementary style and I think you did a great job with the wheel.

    1. It worked for me! (Using Firefox.) I got Zen, which surprised me at first because I don’t gravitate toward asian design elements. However the description was pretty spot on about gravitating toward natural elements, tonal or monochromatic palletes, simple design, and plants. Thank you!

      1. Same! I was surprised by Zen, thinking it was Eastern minimalism, but the description was actually quite me (I describe our house style as Mid-Century eclectic, but the warm natural elements, plants, simple design etc in the description is spot on).

  70. Emily,

    I took the quiz and had two main comments:

    1) I consider myself pretty design savvy, but still had to look some answers up. Perhaps having photos next to the options would be helpful.

    2) My result was “Totally 80s,” which is described as liking neon lighting, pastel colors, colorful art, mirrored furniture… and I can’t say that it is at all accurate. I actually tend to be a fan of modern cottage or farmhouse styles. I buy everything in neutrals and lean towards cozy textures and natural finishes. I think the only answer I could see matching the “Totally 80s” result, was that I chose the David Bowie quote.

    Hope this helps!

  71. Hm. I got Minimalist too, even after I described how I like a lot of stuff on my bookshelves. I can’t reconcile this with all the crap in my house or my answers that suggested I like warm, low-key things, but whatever. Maybe the survey knows about my frenetic decluttering binges (that don’t leave my house anywhere near minimalist).

  72. Omg, ZEN. Well, probably the least like me. I like these streamlined, brass, colorful, sorta busy… but I also meditate when I get home from work, so I guess that works.

  73. This quiz is pretty wacky. Maybe it’s geared to much younger people but none of the types fit me. I retook the quiz several times trying to figure out why I was getting 80’s style (NOT), changing my answers. Next I got minimalist. Ugh. I think there are a lot of styles that are not represented here. Wasn’t helpful for me.

  74. Says I’m Contemporary even though I answered that I like to shop at flea markets and like the architect’s stool, among other vintage-y things. I don’t think if fit for me.

  75. The quiz worked for me–went from beginning to end with no technical glitches. I will say the questions were incredibly specific. i.e. the favorite place to hang out–what chair, what time of day, what environment, what activity–it was all so much! What if I want to hang out in my Eames chair in my sunroom? I can’t choose! Aaaugh!

  76. I think this actually isn’t working, like, not just that it’s wrong, but that it’s malfunctioning. I mean, I chose the thrift store as my shop for my home place, and bookshelves full of books and objects and things, and I got minimalist!

  77. ooh I love a quiz! I got contemporary for some reason which really isn’t my style, I love vintage everything, but I still had fun taking it! I definitely think a more visual quiz with pictures would probably help with more accurate results. But fun quiz nonetheless.

  78. haha i rememeber taking this quiz in the book and getting the Zen result. Now I’ve gotten 80’s. I DO love combining colors but i’m a mid-century furniture lover through and through. There are so many rad (see what I did there?) shapes and styles from that time period!

    (the quiz did not work for me at first…but did in the incognito window)

  79. Yep – WAY off for me too. I got eighties – the one and only style that I actually dislike. All of my answers steered far away from anything neon, contemporary, or deco related. (I’m definitely a traditionalist – beach meets cottage meets farmhouse.) Hope it gets fixed soon – I love quizzes like this!

  80. This quiz is crazy. Zen is not my style at all. So your algorithm is off. And this quiz is just ridiculous. I mean, who is this for? I’m sure there are people who get to come home from work and drink whiskey by a fire while reading Ibsen. But the rest of us have to cook dinner for our kids, do laundry and get some relaxation time with our partners. The questions on this thing are just silly. I try to incorporate style and design into my life but I’m also a regular person. I really felt the questions on this were very out of touch. If I had vintage designer furniture my grandma handed down, why would I love your design a room on a budget series so much? For your next quiz, why not just show pictures of different styles of rooms instead of trying to pose lifestyle questions that pigeonhole who your readers are? BTW, I say all this from a place of love because I love love love your blog. I read it every day. This quiz is just not an accurate way to figure out people’s style.

  81. It pains me to say this, because otherwise I absolutely loved your book, but the style quiz was a little bit of a let down for me (here, too, on the blog today). I feel like questions about what kind of a party I would throw, how I would relax in the evening, or how I would dress up for a night out are not related to the style of home or decor that I’m drawn to, and are even a little bit misleading. I think I would have responded better to a quiz that was more visual, like “which of these five types of architecture is most your style” (with pictures), “which sofa would you buy out of these five,” “which style era are you most drawn to” (with pictures and descriptions), etc. I would have found that a little more useful /educational and it likely would have given me a better sense of my taste, with the right vocabulary to empower me as I honed in on what I like.

    Just some food for thought as you revamp it for the site. Thanks for all that you do! I adore your work.

  82. I got Zen twice despite changing my answers. I don’t like Zen style at all, I am Mid-Century/Scandi with a touch of industrial. I don’t think I even picked any Zen answers though, I don’t understand what added up to that. I said I wanted to live in Stockholm, reclining in an Eames chair (not that I have one!) and cuddled up under the blanket with bloggers/read at night – how is any of that the Zen answers? I would have thought they were the ones about meditating and liking sushi and Tibetan bowls or whatever it was. I don’t think the algorithm is set up properly as changing my answers should have given different results.

  83. I took the quiz twice (on some of the questions, two answers applied to me) and I got Zen both times. I can’t figure it out, because this is a style that I find neither aesthetically pleasing or even was able to connect to my answers of the questions. My answers reflected towards bright colors, texture, having fun, and being loud. No yoga or meditation for me!

    1. I got minimalist, which I can see. Reading through the questions and answers, I have never felt older or lamer. I have two small kids…where is the dinner party option of “Order take-out and throw food/toys at the kids until the first one melts down, ending the party.” ;D

      1. Like others, I got Zen, and this is totally not me. I’m more vintage, mid-century, layered, colorful, textured, mixed with some west elm and Ikea basics that can be camouflaged by decor. Not sure what that’s called…but it doesn’t feel like zen.

  84. Let me start off by saying that I LOVE quizzes. Any quiz that crosses my path I generally take for fun. I take stupid Facebook quizzes like, ‘What 80s Sitcom Are You” and crap like that all the time. And here I am, super inter decorating and design, and I couldn’t get more than three questions into your quiz before giving up. It was way too specific for one thing, and seemed to only be catered to people who are into entertaining and drinking all the time. That is NOT me. That is not a lot of people. So anyway… I didn’t finish it because the questions didn’t even come close to being relevant to anything I would actually do or like; I’m a simple girl who loves being home alone watching tv and drinking tea. Just wanted to give you that feedback.

  85. Another vote for pictures! Lots and googling and still answers that didn’t really fit. I don’t know anyone who lives as described!

  86. This nailed my style and gave me really great clarity into what I love. The complementary style makes so much sense. Thanks Emily

  87. Emily, I love your style so much! You are such an inspiration to me. I took the quiz and I got modern glam, which is basically true for my current style (although I also love rustic New England farmhouse stuff, because that’s where I grew up, as well as MCM because I’m living in an MCM bungalow now).

    Can you tell us sources for these lovely designs?? I want to know where I can find some of this stuff! Thanks!

  88. Thank you for the great new(to me) bloggers referenced in your post.
    They are fabulous and now new favorites of ours! Sarah Shepard Samuel, Amber interiors, semihomade…the best out there in my opinion.

  89. FWIW, the quiz worked technically for me (Safari on iPhone 6) AND stylistically! Bonus: the complementary style it identified is that of my husband’s. Whew.

  90. Hmmm I got Zen – not me at all! however I have recently moved from a period home to a brand new contemporary home so maybe the style Im trying to live now is more minimal and zen like? Interesting…

  91. I got Modern Glam. Not accurate at all for my tastes. I even retook the test a second time and changed some questions I was waivering on, but got the same thing! I love the idea of this but I just don’t feel it to be very accurate. But maybe that’s the point!? If you get something that is so NOT you, doesn’t that help you discover your style by showing you what ISN’T you? So, this quiz is either a dud or GENIUS! Love your aesthetic, blog, lifestlye, hair, etc. by the way! xoxo

  92. Fascinating. I can’t wait to take it. Quick thing I noticed – all of the images you posted have white walls. Not sure if that is deliberate. I know that you have done interiors with walls of other colors and wallpaper but I’m curious if you consider that part of one’s style. Unfortunately the quiz didn’t work for me (kept telling me I hadn’t answered the question even though I had).

  93. Yes, I didn’t understand the quiz in the book at all. Although I did get most of the references I just felt the answers were so narrow and specific. None of those answers even would be my “imaginary, perfect world” answers. A lot of the people described in those answers sound so unlikable! lol
    But otherwise I love the design content.

  94. Fun idea, but results were way off for me. I got Modern Glam?! I live in a 105 yr old Craftsman house and definitely have more of a vintage/stuff from my travels vibe. Not sure what I answered that lead to Modern Glam as I think all my answers were quite the opposite!

  95. i got the same answer online as i get with the book, which is hollywood glam. that’s true, for sure — i love a good sheepskin/brass/chinoiserie. what i found less true with the book, which is not available in the online quiz, is the complementary style. i can’t remember, but i think it’s the organic/zen? which is decidedly not me. i loved the 80s style that’s next door to hollywood glam, and i also love scandi/rustic, but those were a few shades off what the book determines is the exact opposite.

  96. Hey! The quiz was fun. But it gave me a result totally opposite of who I am! (zen and mono color palette? total opposite…) So I read that a lot of other people had a wrong response, so I went back and put completely different answers in my quiz and got the exact same result! I’m wondering if maybe there’s actually something wrong with the quiz, like it just spits out the same result for everyone? I mean, I’d like to be more zen…but I’m obsession with colour will never give way… ;)
    Love the book though!

  97. Hi Emily, that was fun, thank you:-) I’m Hollywood Glam. Would’ve thought I was a mix between traditional/cottage and maybe scandinavian but I love brass accents and some pops of colour as well. I wonder though, does styling your house have to be a conscious act, meaning it’s best to pick your style and add pieces of the opposite side of the style wheel? Or is it more of an intuitive decision without thinking about the style? I’m moving to a new house soon and wonder how to do it!

  98. It’s ok Emily. Quizzes are never accurate because style doesn’t always match lifestyle but I liked your questions. My style ended up being Bohemian and zen and that’s pretty much it!! If I’m being really honest with myself I like color and vintage and quirkiness more than minimalism. When I come home I want to feel surrounded with beauty and warmth. Your quiz was pretty accurate for me, then :)

  99. Emily, don’t get so swayed by comments!! The people who are inclined to comment are the ones with a negative opinion. Consider all of the blog readers you have and I bet a majority haven’t commented, and I bet a good portion of them had something kind hearted to say, just didn’t feel compelled to go out of their way and comment. I LOVE the quiz and took it a few times and found a pattern of elements that I am drawn to. I am thankful for all of the hard work you put into helping us design a home that represents us. I’ll try and comment more because I am typically one of those readers that always leaves your blog happy, but hardly ever comments.

    You rock!

  100. My results with this quiz were dead wrong. Which is surprising, as the quiz I did in the book was spot on.
    Maybe just repost your book questions here? lol

  101. Quiz told me I was 80s and loved neon. I have no idea how. I’m very classic and love anything vintage. Got a good laugh though.

  102. Not to pile on, since you know there are issues…but to give some more info: I chose every answer about vintage, flea markets, lots of things on bookshelves, etc, and it gave me Zen and said I didn’t have use for anything old or for accessories and clutter, haha. Fun answer options and descriptions though! Hope you get the kinks worked out so I can retake it! :)

  103. Hey Emily, wondering if you could tag the photos in your post with style types. I’m attracted to two of those spaces but don’t know what to call them.

  104. After I read of your falderal and fallout from the style quiz, I decided to retake it. I had taken it when I bought your book, and had not found the results to be terribly… telling, because they didn’t seem to match me. But I know I enjoy elements from lots of different styles, so I ignored them and forged ahead. Today I came up with the result of “Zen,” which probably has more to do with being on day 5 of a migraine, recovering from back surgery and just wanting some peace. But in general, I would not describe this as my style, which is honestly fairly consistent. Still, enjoying your blog, will enjoy the videos, and won’t be letting these results stop me. I AM questioning whether the chocolate-chocolate chip muffin was the right choice for dinner tonight, however. Thanks

  105. I liked the quiz, sorry you got so much anger. I got Hollywood glam too, which seems pretty right.
    You could show the breakdown of like, 62% Hollywood glam, 23% this, 14% that! but I don’t know if that’s giving away too many of your secrets.
    I loved the graphics of the quiz especially, I thought it was so beautifully designed.

  106. Hmm… I guess I threw it off with some of my answers. I got “contemporary”, which is probably one of the least accurate answers as far as my style goes. I have a fair amount of vintage and vintage-inspired items in my house.

    The wheel is pretty cool though.

  107. Love you Emily with all my heart. Seriously. Love all you do (even if I can’t afford it), but this quiz is the absolute worst. Showcasing a serious LA pretentious micro bubble. And my results as Zen couldn’t be more off. Ok, back to loving you forever.

  108. I think the problem with quizzes like this is that many of the questions have nothing to do with my home style. For example, what city I’d like to live in has waaaay more to do with, say, where I might find a good job or what type of food I like than what “style” comes from that city. Also I think questions with style terms but no photos are hard- wtf is a wishbone chair or an architect’s stool? I think for me personally it would be more helpful (albeit boring) to choose my favorite from a gallery of couches, dining sets, styled bookshelves, textures, what metals/ woods you are drawn to etc and THEN get the style/ complimentary style (I think the complimentary style is particularly helpful!!) Looking forward to trying out version II !

  109. yup, way off, dubbed me 80’s , i am a decorating fiend, not ever had even an eighties thought. I’m way into comfort, curves, vintage/wierd, barkcloth, velvet, vintage florals, old ornate frames, morrocan rugs…