What’s Your New Home Personality?
Would you guess that your taste in jewelry…flowers…or travel could also predict your preferences in your home’s design, style and even product choices?
As the Woman-Centric Matters!? team at Design Basics has identified, women tend to exhibit one of four primary homebuyer personalities. And it’s amazing just how much of our core personality is reflected in our homes! Once you’ve identified your strongest personality type, you, your builder, or your remodeling contractor can focus on things that will likely be very meaningful to you and avoid wasting time with things that probably aren’t very important.
C’mon let’s meet the buyers:
Margo is the name given by Design Basics to women whose style tends to be modern. In Margo’s home you’re likely to see clean lines, interesting geometric shapes, and a penchant for new and unconventional. From products such as faucets and lighting, to flooring, cabinets and countertops, “contemporary” is Margo’s inclination. Margo also tends to work—a lot—and appreciates innovative solutions for working at home.
Elise is traditional, in every sense of the word. Traditional architecture, proven products, and comfortable furnishings. Elise’s family is at the center of everything. Family Photos and memorabilia, are displayed proudly, alongside Grandma’s hutch. Elise looks for value in practical room arrangements and dependable, long lasting products. There’s just no place she would rather be than home!
Claire’s home is sophisticated. It is obvious when looking at Claire’s home that someone paid close attention to detail. Outside, Claire’s landscaping compliments her home’s exterior. Inside, Claire’s home is superbly coordinated. Claire has an eye for quality and is very knowledgeable about products and design. Claire is a natural-born planner, and has a vision of what she wants to achieve.
Maggie is casual…and eclectic. Maggie tends to be passionately involved in life—her interests, hobbies, projects and activities will often dictate how her home “lives.” Maggie thrives on flexible spaces for her and her family’s varied interests. Entertaining revolves around FUN at Maggie’s home, so Space for games and media is a high priority, as is anything low-maintenance that gives her back a little more time.
So, what do flowers, jewelry and vacations have to do with her home? It appears that our core personalities are evidenced in numerous facets of our lives. In fact, not looking at square footage, bedroom locations or the number of baths just might yield some of the most revealing discoveries in your pursuit of the perfect home!
So What’s Your Personality Type?
My favorite flower group is closest to:
C. Bird of paradise/calla lily
Which of the following wedding rings would you likely wear?
What type of 3-Day Trip Interests You Most?
A. Theme Park (Disney World or Six Flags)
B. Hotel Stay and Play (golf, spa, water sports)
C. Theatre package (NY or Chicago)
D. Cruise (Caribbean, Alaskan)
Now, see which profile your answers match!
This is just a sampling of the 16 question Finally About Me® Quiz. Don’t be concerned if you didn’t answer all three questions with the same letter. That’s OK, because when taking the full Finally About Me® Quiz, your strongest personality profile will be revealed. It’s a great time saver, as you will be able to more quickly focus on what interests you and not waste time on design, amenity or product issues which likely aren’t important to you at all.
If you’re closest to Margo, you probably want your home to be unique. Your home will be full of items that make you feel good. Everywhere you look in your home, you’ll like what you see! From cutting-edge home design to innovative products and unique finishing touches, you want a home with great style.
Are you an Elise? “Light, bright and airy” well describe your new home’s comfortable, uncluttered appearance. Elise homes seem to say “Welcome, we’re glad you’re here!” And, just as your home can’t have too much storage space, it’s also a much-needed respite from stress, because Elise’s home is her haven. Is Claire most similar to your personality? For you, creating a wonderful home is like creating a wonderful, accessorized wardrobe. It’s all about your life and your style. It will be well-thought-out. For example, storage can be beautiful, but organization is a nonnegotiable.
Claire’s home is a showcase, or is in the process of becoming one. And if you feel a kinship to Maggie, you want a home that caters to your lifestyle, enhancing everything you do. Fun, functional and flexible are the hallmarks of your home. Whether it’s movie night, a scrap booking party or the big game, casual entertaining and spur-of-the-moment get-togethers are commonplace because Maggie’s home is carefree.
Our homes and the products in the homes are all public expressions of ourselves. You already know Her Home Magazine was founded on the premise of empowering women to make wise, informed decisions regarding their homes. The personality profiles, and the insights that can be gleaned from them, fit that premise beautifully!
So…what’s your new home personality? Find out from your local Woman-Centric homebuilder or remodeler or take the Finally About Me® Quiz!
Finally About Me® Resources
Finally About Me® – As the Woman-Centric Matters!? team at Design Basics has identified, women tend to exhibit one of four primary homebuyer personalities. And it’s amazing just how much of our core personality is reflected in our homes!
Finally About Me® Quiz – TAKE THE QUIZ! What’s Your New Home Personality? Would you guess that your taste in jewelry, flowers, or travel could also predict your preferences in your home’s design styles and even product choices?
Finally About Me® Profiles – So you are a Maggie or a Claire, or a Margo, Elise. Learn more about your new home personality!
“A Home That’s Truly Yours” From the myriad choices available, the specific selections you make when you are remodeling or building a new home reveal a lot about you, your values and desires.
“Design reveals Desire” From the myriad choices available, the specific selections you make when you are remodeling or building a new home reveal a lot about you, your values and desires.
Home Design Trends, Design Articles and Resources from Design Basics and HER Home Magazine