Take our quiz and discover your style
Not sure what shade to paint that vintage chair or focal wall? Complete our quiz to find out what your
décor style is – then choose a colour to match.
When you see an old piece of wooden furniture with peeling paint, your first thought is: A I love it and must get my hands on it – immediately! B Pass; or maybe paint it white or grey. C Sand it down to its original condition. D Perfect! And it’ll be even better if I repaint it in bright blue or red.
Your ideal mirror frame is: A Anything, as long as it’s old. B Ornate and gilded to add some sparkle to a room. C Natural wood or textures such as bamboo or rope. D Something quirky like a cloudshaped mirror.
The rug in your bedroom is: A A beautiful second-hand rug with faded colours. B A threadbare Persian rug. C Something made of natural materials, such as coir or sisal. D Any contemporary design, preferably with a geometric pattern.
What type of ornaments do you like? A Any heirloom from Granny on display for everyone to see. B A white bust or bare manikin. C Something I’ve picked up on the beach or in the veld. D A quirky piece such as a Kewpie doll candle.
Next time you re-upholster the sofa in your lounge, you’ll choose a fabric that’s: A Feminine with soft colours. B Crisp white or natural linens. C Anything in a neutral colour. D Prints, patterns, stripes – all in bold colours.
What type of lighting do you prefer? A A one-of-a-kind second-hand pendant or chandelier found at a second-hand market. B Elegant crystal or copper – new or second-hand. C Contemporary wooden shades bought from the local design fair. D A funky pendant or grouping of pendants.
What does your living room look like? A Full of clutter with furniture upholstered in florals and pastels, reminiscent of yesteryear. B A more formal lounge featuring furniture with curved legs and beautifully printed upholstery. C A comfortable family room where slipcover couches allow you to put your feet up. D A contemporary mix-and-match of furniture with lots of conversation pieces on display.
What type of flowers do you like? A A bunch of old-world roses in soft colours. B Greenery or a large potted orchid. C Any beautiful pot plant. D A statement plant such as a cactus.
What are your most favourite prints? A Florals B Toiles C No prints for me, thanks. D Something playful.
My definition of art is: A A collection of photos or prints in a variety of old frames. B A single Renaissance piece in a gilded frame. C A botanical print or line drawing. D Contemporary art from an upcoming artist.
Which type of dog suits your personality? A Basset or Beagle. B French Bulldog or Poodle. C Labrador D An adopted pavement special.