Thursday, July 19, 2012

Three Things For Thursday: Heatwaves, Bathrooms, and Portraits

One


I am ridiculously grateful that this heatwave has finally broken. The temperature of our house hit 90* at the highest this past week. This morning, it was a relief to read a mere 77* on the thermostat.


Two


We have two bathrooms in the Project Lift-The-Roof plan. That means two more chances to pick out tile, shower surrounds, vanities, sinks, mirrors, toilets, bits of bathroom decor. These days, I'm thinking at least one of those bathrooms is going to get a beautiful floor of hex mosaic tiles.


Three


Recently, Brittany of Gallery No. 8 shared this portrait on her blog. I love it. The high contrast is striking, the crisp detail of her face against the vagueness of her hair and clothing draws me in to the painting. 



But then I got thinking. I have no idea who this woman is. Likely, she's not a real woman, but either way, she has a personality, expressed in the expression on her face, in her choice of attire, in her hair style. She may be fictional, but there is a person represented in the painting. A person to whom I have no connection.

Is it a little weird to hang a portrait of a stranger on ones wall?

Do you have portraits in your home? What's your take?

6 comments:

  1. I just spent an hour on pinterest looking at bathroom ideas! So far we have a main bathroom and a powder room we will be doing and then when our master bedroom addition happens we will have a master bath in there! CANT WAIT!

    By the way I have zero portraits in our house but that one is beautiful and would look really cool on my potential black wall :)

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  2. I can't wait to see what you do with your bathroom.

    I too am SO glad the heat wave has broken. The humidity this summer is too much.

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  3. I love. love. love. love. times a million that bathroom.

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  4. I'm with you on the hex floor - would love to do that when we get around to buying another home. :)

    As for the portrait, I've never been too big on them. I like looking at them, but in my personal taste, I don't think I would hang one in my own home. That being said, I think if you love something enough, anything can be hung in your home. :)

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  5. I like hexagon floors! I wish I did the same in mine. Go for it!

    A portrait for me would be weird.

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  6. The thing about art is it's intensely personal. I think if you love it hang it on your walls and admire it every day.
    BTW - the painting is based on a picture: http://jkldesign.blogspot.ca/2011/11/weekend-randomness.html

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