Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Three... is a Magic Number

If you ever were to stroll through our house, you'd find a decorating pattern I tend to repeat.  Decorating in sets of 3s.  I can't explain why I think it looks better, but I just do.

Foyer
Kitchen
(A few of you readers asked about these in my last OOTD post... here's the deets and links)

Bedroom
(no longer available online)

I guess I have a hard time finding one piece of art large enough that it doesn't look trumped by the wall and I suppose two are too symmetrical for my taste.  Kind of like my style with clothing, when I find something that I like and works for me - I stick with it!


If you are digging the 3s, here are some other frames and/or art you can incorporate in your home....

















Do you have odd tendencies you repeat and cling to when decorating or even getting dressed?

10 comments:

  1. I love your bedroom, it looks so calming & soothing.
    I have pictures in threes on my wall too, sometimes I stagger them. I love taking personal photographs and putting them on the wall - we have photos of landscapes and cityscapes were took on our travels.

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  2. MsHark - Thanks! Finishing the bedroom makeover was sooo rewarding :) Staggering is the best way to avoid having to deal with making them not level and sometimes I wish I would take that route haha. I'm sooo OCD!

    Also, if I traveled to as many beautiful places as you, I'd show it off too!!

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  3. love this post! I haven't hung anything yet, but I tend to stray towards groupings of three as well! I love the Ikea photos in your kitchen - they would look excellent in our bedroom!

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  4. Thanks Mandee! I love the prints in the kitchen.

    Throughout college and post college apt life, my bedroom was always "beach" heaven... I swore I'd stray from the pottery barn starfish and light sand, whites, and navys when we bought our house. These were supposed to be a compromise of "well, yes it's *beachy*, but its *artsy fartsy photography!*" haha.

    Now our kitchen is white, sandy taupe, and navyish dark blue... some things never change!

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  5. Doing things in "threes" are sort of human tendency. In law school we are taught to always present a list of things as three items. It also comports to our natural tendency to like a beginning, middle and end!

    My decorating tendencies are pretty much "bachelor pad" even though I am female and married! That is why my husband does the decorating.

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  6. Interesting tidbit Deconstruction

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  7. I'm a three-fer decorator too! 3 is definitely better than 2 (in decorating anyway)

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  8. I agree mommydearest. I think it's more "balanced", just easier for your eye to look at...

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  9. love this look and great pics too! my fave are the west elm trees!

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  10. Thanks V!

    I love our bedroom, imo, it's the perfect balance of pretty & airy glam (the light colors, shabby chic frames and vases, and decor) meets masculine & modern (the solid bedding and 'tree' theme accents)

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