Come on in! I’m busy painting so I thought I’d just share a few pictures with you today. When you walk through my home you’re sure to see a few recurring themes or motifs! Not so many that you can actually say something like “Wow, she really likes cows!” type of thing, but enough so that there’s a unifying feeling that flows from room to room.
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Today I’ll just show the check & harlequin patterns. The first thing you see is that red harlequin door mat outside on my front porch. Then when you enter you see this black check doormat. The risers say “There’s No Place Like Home”, for those of you who haven’t seen the steps before.
Up the steps and the first thing you see is the black and white checkerboard floor of my kitchen. I really love it. We did black and white marble tiles (peel and stick) instead of the solid white and black you usually sees. It’s much better at hiding dirt!
The kitchen isn’t really this fluorescent green! It’s a kiwi or pear green.
I’m sure most of you can guess at some other recurring themes I have ~ smile.
Small checks or big checks.
I’m always looking for things that have a harlequin or check pattern and surprisingly they’re really not that easy to find.
As you can tell I like black! I pretty much stick to black, white, and red with some apple green as an accent and I think of my yellow walls as a neutral. I find that makes shopping for things so much easier plus I love those colors and have never gotten tired of them.
I try not to go overboard with any of the themes or motifs I have, but that’s just me and what I like. I know a lot of people are into roosters, or sea shells, nests, or flowers. What themes do you having running through your house and do you find that people buy you things with those themes? Do you like that? I personally don’t like it when people buy me things for the house unless they know me really well and have been shopping with me. Just because I like dog paintings doesn’t mean I’m going to like that one with all the dogs in clothes sitting around a poker table!