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    Cheers! And congratulations! You’ve just become a Ryland homeowner, and that means it’s almost time for your trip to the Ryland Homes MyStyle® Design Center. At MyStyle®, you’ll literally have thousands of designer options at your fingertips to personalize your home. “Thousands?!” you ask. Yes, thousands.

    OK, so we realize that great style can be a bit overwhelming at times. That’s why we’ve come up with this ten-question quiz to help you prepare for your visit. Take it before you go to discover which of our seven defined styles best suits your lifestyle and personality.

    Now keep in mind that there are no right or wrong answers, and it’s perfectly OK to identify with more than one style. At MyStyle®, our professional Design Team will help you mix and match materials—and styles—to make your home a true reflection of you. So relax, have fun and enjoy the process.

    Remember to use the green colored pencil to circle the letter of your answers!

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  • 1

    What type of vehicle best fits your personality?

    1. Honda—simple, no-fuss and reliable
    2. Custom Hot Rod—unique and stylish
    3. BMW—sporty and fast
    4. Vintage Alfa Romeo—timeless and sophisticated
    5. Volvo—classic and family oriented
    6. Ford F-150 truck—bold and classic
    7. New VW Beetle—cute and whimsical
  • 2

    What are your typical weekend plans?

    1. Sitting on the front porch enjoying nature, or going for a peaceful walk
    2. Attending the newest art gallery opening, and then enjoying sushi with friends
    3. An elegant five-course dinner at a chic restaurant—with reservations I made weeks in advance
    4. Attending the symphony, and then heading to a coffee shop for lattes and dessert
    5. Heading over to a family-fun restaurant, and then snuggling on the couch with my family watching a movie
    6. A cookout with family and friends
    7. Quiet time with a comfy chair and a good book
  • 3

    What's your favorite hobby?

    1. Painting, taking in a museum or birdwatching—something relaxing
    2. Trying out exotic recipes or learning to tango
    3. Training for a marathon
    4. Antiquing on Saturday mornings
    5. Playing tennis, scrapbooking or maybe baking
    6. Camping or hiking—anything outdoors
    7. Flower gardening
  • 4

    What animal would be your ideal pet?

    1. Goldfish—easy and low maintenance
    2. Iguana or Hedgehog—exotic and different
    3. Weimaraner or Siamese cat—sleek and smooth
    4. French Poodle or Persian cat—sophisticated and elegant
    5. Golden Retriever or a fat Calico cat—a great family pet
    6. Thoroughbred Horse—wild and free
    7. Dwarf Rabbit—cute and sweet
  • 5

    Where is your ideal place to live?

    1. A peaceful retreat on the edge of civilization, close to nature
    2. I love the mix of cultures and the constant buzz that big cities have to offer
    3. Cities known for their chic zip codes—90210 comes to mind
    4. An old-world city with cobblestone streets and a rich history
    5. I need to be near the soccer fields and shopping malls of the suburbs—convenience is so important
    6. Open fields and plenty of room to roam
    7. Somewhere peaceful and romantic, like Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard
  • 6

    You have some flowers on your dining room table. What kind are they?

    1. A simple arrangement of wildflowers I gathered on morning walk
    2. Four vases filled with blends of different kinds of flowers—all white
    3. A white Phalaenopsis Orchid or a few tasteful calla lilies
    4. Oriental lilies in an 18th century urn
    5. A warm mix of fall-toned gerbera daisies
    6. Bright red tulips in a galvanized steel watering can
    7. Big handfuls of pink roses plopped into a china vase
  • 7

    What type of flooring do you prefer?

    1. A neutral berber carpet or ceramic tile—something simple and unobtrusive
    2. Something unique, like cork flooring or bamboo wood flooring
    3. A sleek, dark-colored slate tile
    4. Cool, classic marble flooring
    5. A plush, traditional neutral carpet
    6. Weathered original hardwood floors
    7. I love hardwood floors, but I would put fluffy, cozy rugs down all over the place to soften the look
  • 8

    Which chair do you prefer?

    1. Wood Adirondack chair
    2. A flea market find! Rescued and recovered in a bold purple fabric—a true original, with a twist
    3. Contemporary Eames chair—I love the sleek lines, leather and chrome
    4. Antique Chippendale armchair
    5. A classic wing chair in the living room—but don’t forget the comfy recliner in the family room
    6. The rocking chair that’s been in our family for generations
    7. A large, overstuffed “sink-in” chair that’s slipcovered, just a bit rumpled and almost big enough for two
  • 9

    What's your favorite style of furniture?

    1. I have many favorites, but it’s the calm setting that matters most
    2. I can’t pick just one—I love to mix and match
    3. Contemporary
    4. Antique
    5. Formal
    6. Shaker
    7. Shabby Chic
  • 10

    What's your favorite type of artwork?

    1. Beautiful black & white photography inspired by nature
    2. Unique original sculptures from the local galleries next to timeless classics, like my grandmother’s Victrola
    3. Modern sculptures and other contemporary pieces
    4. Impressionist classics—like Monet
    5. Photos of friends and family I have collected through the years
    6. Andy Warhol paintings—I love pop culture
    7. Whimsical photographs and paintings that make me smile and inspire conversation
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  • Simple

    Simple

    You may have characteristics from more than one style, or maybe from all of them! Regardless, don’t feel restricted to one category—design is about finding exactly what you love and bringing it all together in your home.

    In your new Ryland home, you may consider the following Design Center options:

    • Silestone® countertops
    • Neutral berber or sisal carpet
    • Light maple cabinets
    • Brushed nickel faucets
    • Stainless steel appliances

    As a Simple, you take your cues from the outdoors. You love nature and try to bring it into your home whenever possible. You lean toward minimalism and carefully choose each item you bring into your home to avoid clutter. You love fresh essences, natural fabrics and neutral earth tones. Your home is a peaceful sanctuary with a natural flow and a zen vibe.

    You may consider these materials, finishes and colors throughout your home:

  • Eclectic

    Eclectic

    You may have characteristics from more than one style, or maybe from all of them! Regardless, don’t feel restricted to one category—design is about finding exactly what you have and bringing it all together in your home.

    In your new Ryland home, you may consider the following Design Center options:

    • Granite countertops
    • Hickory plank flooring
    • Maple cabinets
    • Oil-rubbed bronze faucets
    • Glass tile kitchen backsplash

    As an Eclectic, you are drawn to the best of every style. You love to mix and match everything, whether it’s music, food or interior decorating. You’re not afraid to try new things and you have a style that’s truly your own. You love bold colors and bold choices—whether it’s an international flair, a modern vibe or a sophisticated blend, you like to experiment, experiment, experiment until you find something that is truly you.

    You may consider these materials, finishes and colors throughout your home:

  • Modern

    Modern

    You may have characteristics from more than one style, or maybe from all of them! Regardless, don’t feel restricted to one category—design is about finding exactly what you love and bringing it all together in your home.

    In your new Ryland home, you may consider the following Design Center options:

    • Granite countertops
    • Slate tile
    • Medium maple cabinets
    • Chrome faucets
    • Home office and entertainment wiring

    As a Modern, you are drawn to everything contemporary and your home reflects it. You love cool, clean lines and smooth surfaces—there’s nothing fussy or frilly about your taste. The newest gadgets and gizmos seem to find their way in to your home the minute they come out. Comfort is secondary to style when you’re choosing items for your home.

    You may consider these materials, finishes and color throughout your home:

  • Vintage

    Vintage

    You may hove characteristics from more than one style, or maybe from all of them! Regardless, don’t feel restricted to one category—design is about finding exactly what you love and bringing it all together in your home.

    In your new Ryland home, you may consider the following Design Center options:

    • Granite countertops
    • Tile flooring with tumbled marble medallions
    • Cherry spice cabinets
    • Oil-rubbed bronze faucets
    • Built-in wine rack

    As a Vintage, you are drawn to bold, classic designs that never go out of style—and neither do you. You love vintage clothing and antique furniture. Your home has an old garde, European flavor with deep, sophisticated colors and rich tones. It’s both classic and classy. Timeless.

    You may consider these materials, finishes and color throughout your home:

  • Traditional

    Traditional

    You may have characteristics from more than one style, or maybe from all of them! Regardless, don’t feel restricted to one category—design is about finding exactly what you love and bringing it all together in your home.

    In your new Ryland home, you may consider the following Design Center options:

    • Silestone® counter tops
    • Neutral carpet with upgraded padding
    • Dark mahogany/cherry cabinets
    • Antique nickel faucets
    • Crown molding and chair rail

    As a Traditional, you are drawn to a warm, cozy home. Family is a central priority, so your home needs to be comfortable and livable. You love classic colors in warm tones and patterned fabrics to add detail. Your home—just like warm apple pie—has a familiar feeling that makes everyone feel at home.

    You may consider these materials, finishes and colors throughout your home:

  • American Classic

    American Classic

    You may have characteristics from more than one style, or maybe from all of them! Regardless, don’t feel restricted to one category—design is about finding exactly what you love and bringing it all together in your home.

    In your new Ryland home, you may consider the following Design Center options:

    • Corian® countertops
    • Oak hardwood floors
    • Natural/light oak cabinets
    • Wrought iron faucets
    • Build-in family entertainment system

    As an American Classic, you are drawn to everything American. You love pop culture and you love your country, and it’s obvious in your home. Accessories are often homemade, like quilts, pottery and baskets, and you love to bring a rustic feel to your home with weathered wood and metal accents.

    You may consider these materials, finishes and colors throughout your home:

  • Casual Chic

    Casual Chic

    You may have characteristics from more than one style, or maybe from all of them! Regardless, don’t feel restricted to one category—design is about finding exactly what you love and bringing it all together in your home.

    In your new Ryland home, you may consider the following Design Center options:

    • Silestone® countertops
    • Natural hardwood floors
    • White cabinets
    • Wrought iron faucets
    • Whirlpool spa bathtub

    As a Casual Chic, you are drawn to the dreamy and romantic. Your home is casual and comfortable, soft and cozy, bright and airy. You love painted furniture—white, of course—and slipcovered upholstery. Fresh colors. Candles. China. Crystal. Treasures that make you happy.

    You may consider these materials, finishes and colors throughout your home: