Friday, December 30, 2016

What's your Design Horoscope for 2017?

Whether you believe in horoscopes or not, most people think it's fun and entertaining to read them. I've culled some design-oriented information from various Internet sources about horoscope signs 
for 2017 and, if it's on the Internet, it must be true. Right?
Plus, I added a few extrapolations of my own.
So, I offer these horoscope design profiles for the new year . . .  just for fun! Which one are you?

Aries: March 21-April 19
Loves the outdoors and physical fitness. Ideal home: a townhome complex with amenities.  Design profile: Low maintenance, clean lines, efficient layout, fire elements (candles, fireplace). Color: Reds.

Taurus: April 20-May 20
Is practical, loves good food. Ideal home: charming cottage in older neighborhood. Design Profile: Attached to material possessions, enjoys rest and relaxation, warmth, touchable elements. Color: Greens and browns.

Gemini:  May 21-June 20
Loves to party, action-oriented. Ideal home: loft in the city. Design Profile:  Imaginative, likes change, rearranges furniture frequently, avoids clutter, feeling of space. Color:  Yellow.

Cancer:  June 21-July 22
Makes you feel at home, home is your sanctuary. Ideal home: vintage fixer-upper. Design Profile: Thrifty, lots of light, antiques, family heirlooms, old garden furniture, water features. Color: Grays and greens.

Leo:  July 23-August 22
Loves to entertain, a joy to be around. Ideal home: A mansion would be nice! Design Profile: Appreciates luxurious furnishings, superior quality, ultra modern. Lavish, loves drama. Color: Orange and yellows.

Virgo: August 23-September 22
Excellent eye for detail, often architects or designers.  Ideal home: Mid Century Modern. Design Profile: Good sense of space planning, a place for everything and everything in its place, timelessly elegant. Colors: Greens, browns, dark blues.

Libra: September 23-October 22
Social and popular, loves beauty.  Ideal home: Eastern-style apartment with a view. Design Profile: High standards, minimalist, understated design, exotic, loves flowers. Colors: Pastels.

Scorpio:  October 23-November 21
Mysticism, magnetic, intense. Ideal home: Attic loft. Design Profile: Desires privacy, darker surroundings, ethnic themes, opulent bedroom. Colors: Reds and purples.

Sagittarius: November 22-December 21
Loves freedom and open spaces. Positive, optimistic. Ideal home: Farmhouse or mountain cabin. Design Profile: Prefers relaxed, slightly messy design, eclectic, old furniture, dim lighting.  Colors: purples and blues.

Capricorn:  December 22-January 19
Caring, success-oriented.  Ideal home: High-rise condo. Design Profile: Conservative taste, structure, form and durability important. Partial to luxurious window dressings. Colors: earthy tones, browns and greens.

Aquarius: January 20-February 18
Intellectual and independent, loves a sense of freedom. Ideal home: Large spacious house. Design Profile: Has an intellectual approach to design, new and inventive, mixes modern with traditional. Colors aquas, blues, turquoise.

Pisces: February 19-March 20
Mystical, eccentric, compassionate.  Ideal home: A Yurt or a Tiny House. Design Profile: Great ideas, unfussy furniture, close to water, relaxed atmosphere, ethereal, well organized. home provides an anchor. Colors: greens.

There you have it. Does your profile match your actual design personality? 
Will you keep some of these characteristics in mind as you enter 2017? 
Or is it all a bunch of nonsense?

As for me, my profile (Cancer) hit the nail on the head perfectly.
My upstairs walls are all painted gray-green, I love antiques, and thrifty is my middle name! 
Happy New Year to all!


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  1. Well, I am right on the cusp of a Pisces, 20 March, first day of spring baby.

    Pisces: February 19-March 20
    Mystical, eccentric, compassionate. Ideal home: A Yurt or a Tiny House. Design Profile: Great ideas, unfussy furniture, close to water, relaxed atmosphere, ethereal, well organized. home provides an anchor. Colors: greens.

    The only two things in the description that are NOT me are, 'well organized, and colors being greens. I do live in a tiny house, am 3 miles from the ocean, my cottage is my little haven/anchor.

    Interesting post.

    Have a great 2017 ~ FlowerLady

    1. Thanks Lorraine! I'd love to be born on the first day of spring, a time of rebirth. No wonder you love flowers. Your cottage sounds perfect. Happy New Year!

  2. Sagittarius, and I do in fact live in a farmhouse style home on the side of a mountain, LOL!! Got it right except for one detail, I like purples and greens but not so much blue.

    1. Thanks Carole. Sagittarius suits you! Your home sounds amazing. Happy New Year!

  3. LOVED all these photos and especially the Castle Marne one. Used to live not far from there and walked past it on my way to walking into downtown for work. Now that I'm on the NW side, I miss that fabulous structure. P.S. I think my design horoscope was right on! 😇 Warm wishes for a wonderful 2017.

    1. Thanks Monika! So glad you enjoyed the photos and that your horoscope fit. Isn't that crazy how that works? BTW I left you a message on your blog under About..couldn't get your email to work for me. Happy New Year neighbor!

  4. This is so interesting Pat. I am a Cancer. It pretty much fit me to a tee, other than the colors. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Hi Jann! I'm a Cancer too, not surprised as we seem to design cousins! Glad you enjoyed the post. Happy New Year! Pat

  6. I'm a Capricorn and earthy tones for sure, high-rise condo not so much. But hey you never know!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sandra. You're never know. I think horoscopes are just fun and sometimes, they're even right. Happy New Year! Pat

  7. This was fun, creative post to read. However, my horoscope design profile does not fit my style at all. Regardless, I still enjoyed reading your descriptions and seeing the photos you paired with the descriptions.

    Happy New Year.


    1. Thanks Judith. I guess horoscopes are not always right, but I think they're always entertaining.Glad you enjoyed the post. Happy New Year! Pat

  8. What a unique idea, Pat, and lovely collection of photos :) Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Vintage Charm--

  9. I do not fit the January sign. I am more like an Sagittarius. You fit yours exactly. Did you plan it that way? Just kidding.

    1. Hi Jan! I agree, you're more of a Sagittarius. Are you sure you were born in January? LOL?