What's Your Design Spirit Animal? Find Your Style Twin + Take Our Poll

Are you more of a speedy cheetah thriving on a fast-paced life or a retreat-loving crab?

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You’d be surprised to learn that the qualities you share with your favorite animal can say a lot about what you like when it comes to design. Since I’ve taken a few personality tests (okay, more like twenty,) I rounded up some common spirit animals and found the perfect space for each. Take the poll at the end and let us know what design spirit animal you relate to most! 


White Transitional Living Room With High Ceiling

White Transitional Living Room With High Ceiling

Photo by: Alexia Fodere

Alexia Fodere

Owls are known for their calm, insightful demeanor and of course, their wisdom. If you lean towards the peaceful, elegant side, your design style reflects a sophisticated charm. Chic spaces like this one by DKOR Interiors dazzles with luxe chandeliers and a crisp color palette. Sapphire-blue slipper chairs add a pop of color.


Purple Velvet Sectional and Zebra-Print Area Rug

Purple Velvet Sectional and Zebra-Print Area Rug

Photo by: S&K INTERIORS ©Scripps Networks

S&K INTERIORS, Scripps Networks

The fast-paced life of a cheetah: They can go from 0 mph to a casual 60 in a few seconds, not to mention they are the fiercest animal in the kingdom. If you relate to the speedy life of a cheetah and enjoy the hustle bustle of a big city, an urban jungle is for you. In this living room by S&K Interiors, brick walls add the urban vibe while rich velvet upholstery with a touch of animal print brings in that fierceness.


Multicolored Eclectic Living Room With Fireplace

Multicolored Eclectic Living Room With Fireplace

Photo by: Marie Hebson

Marie Hebson

For the playful and adventurous, here’s a style for you. With lots of colors, patterns and textures, this eclectic living room by C. Marie Hebson will be the perfect home for the eccentric monkey spirit. The room itself is quite the adventure, complete with a metallic tree stump end table and a mod gold floor lamp.


Dreamy, Coastal Oceanfront Living Room

Dreamy, Coastal Oceanfront Living Room

Photo by: Brad Nicol

Brad Nicol

Here’s one for all the beach lovers at heart. If you enjoy cozying up in your retreat at the end of the day, you might be a coastal crab. Beachy accents and soft color palettes are your go-to’s because at the end of the long day, you want to curl up in your shell and relax. I wouldn't mind calling this coastal front living room designed by Sarah Barnard home. 


Comfortable, Open Living Room is Family Friendly

Comfortable, Open Living Room is Family Friendly

Photo by: Eric Lucero Photography

Eric Lucero Photography

Strong and dependable, the horse has had a longstanding relationship with man. When it comes to design, this resilient animal's human style twin likes to incorporate sturdy fabrics like leather and suede, while capturing a western flair with desert-toned neutrals, blue hues and dark oranges. This living room by Duet Design Group captures that Southwestern character.


Cat Friendly Shelves in Living Room

Cat Friendly Shelves in Living Room

Photo by: Photo courtesy of Designer Pet Products

Photo courtesy of Designer Pet Products

And last but not least: the cat. When it comes to this feline favorite, everyone with a kitty-inspired personality knows it’s the cat that does the decorating. Whether it’s laying on shelves, becoming a desk accessory or adding some bedding decor, these animals themselves are the decorations. Thank you for decorating homes with your furry precious selves. 

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All You Can Bee

Photo By: Picturality

Floral Arrangements

Photo By: Tidbits

Plants in the Pantry

From: Emma Jane Pilkington

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Cloche-Up Butterflies

Photo By: Urban Comfort

Butterfly on a Wall

Beetle Mania

Botanical Breakfast

Bugged Bedroom

Insect Art

Strings Attached

Photo By: Anna Liesemeyer

Put a Bird on It

Glass House

Butterfly Bedding

Vintage Print

Combining the Elements

Photo By: DoodleBirdie

Under the Sea

Not-So-Big Bird

Butterfly Backdrop

Photo By: John Woodcock Photography

Metallic Masterpiece

Butterfly Fly Away

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