August 1, 2013

Style Cure Project: Apartment Therapy

Surprise! Two posts in one day, you say? Rachel, what's gotten into you?

I woke up to find an email from Apartment Therapy in my inbox this morning, inaugurating the "Style Cure" project for the month of August. Every day, it seems, they send an email with style tips and instructions for redecorating a room of your choosing. Since I'm totally excited to decorate my new place (and since I'll be moving, and therefore possibly ending my Minimalism project, halfway through the month anyway), I figured I'll double up this month and REPORT TWO PROJECTS!

It'll be like a bonus month for all those projects I skipped out on (*cough* Running! Cooking! Weight Bearing! *cough*) Oops.


So, without further adieu, Day 1 email: Style Cure Interview. And omgireallylikesurveys so I am SO excited right now...

(P.S. Please note J's influence in some of these answers, since it's half his space anyway!)

The Style Cure 2013 Interview

1. List your favorites in each category:
Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Ian McKellen, Tom Hanks, Jimmy Stewart

Actress: Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Jessica Chastain, Sandra Bullock 

Artist: Wayne Thibaud, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh

Writer: Cormac McCarthy, J.K. Rowling, Judy Blume, Charles Dickens, Walt Whitman, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Music: Mumford & Sons, Chopin, Cyndi Lauper, The Beatles, Tallest Man on Earth, The Shins

Restaurant: Skillet (style-wise), Araya's, Sureshot, B&O Espresso, Rockwood Bakery, Chaps

Automobile: Mini Cooper

Movie or Television Show: The Fountain, Tree of Life, The Departed, The Godfather, The Breakfast Club, How I Met Your Mother, Friends, Downton Abbey

Clothing (pieces, designers or stores): Anthropologie, Banana Republic, American Rag, Free People, orange Puffy Coat (REI), black Alfani wool/cashmere blend peacoat, cropped pleather jacket

Furniture (pieces, designers or stores): wrought iron trundle bed, folding screens, turn-of-century style, Room & Board, Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware, Ikea, bookshelves, tables/cabinets, desks, open spaces, drawers, hidden cupboards

2. Choose three words to describe your personal style:
-eclectic, studious, functional
-eclectic, retro/vintage, natural, comfy/cozy/Christmas

3. Think back over all the homes you’ve lived in, both as a child and an adult. Which rooms would you choose as your favorites and how would you describe them?

- the attic - quirky/hidden/cozy
  guest bedroom - white, high ceilings, lots of light
  the living room - lodge-like/comfortable/Christmas
  the kitchen - spacious/homey/warm lighting
- my bedroom - calming
  the den - social/intellectual (multi-functional) 
  the kitchen - food, good light

4. Whom do you consider a role model? What three adjectives describe the qualities that you admire in this person?

-Molly Ringwald - natural, funny, feminine-without-being-obnoxious
-Ian McKellen - proud/dedicated, talented, benevolent 

5. Every home has areas that are “just right”. Which three spots or things in your home do you feel are beautiful and feel proud of, right now, as is:

-flow of furniture, hue of floor lamp lighting, my rose plant, corner shelf clusters
-my paintings, my bookshelf

6. A month from now, at the end of the Style Cure, how would you like your friends to describe your home?

-Well-decorated, it has character, it's very "you."
-Awwwwwwwwesome. Look at all those books! Your kitchen is huge! 

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