Take our quiz and dis­cover your style

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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.

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