When I walk into a house of someone I don’t know, I’m always looking for social cues for who lives there. Who are they, what do they like, where have they traveled, what are their hobbies and interests, who else lives in this house? Are they passionate, humorous, happy, fun loving and silly, or maybe serious, cerebral, professional and quiet? Hopefully there are clues to tell me the answers to my questions – often (usually) there aren't. A house without these cues is simply a furniture showroom, void of any soul. My favorite thing to see as I walk though a house is a sense of humor- almost everyone has one. Sometimes it’s just a small little detail, hardly noticeable, but when seen it gives a little chuckle to whoever is the viewer. Some people have great courage to put it all out there and the funny things in their homes are front and center. I myself go for a balanced approach with some fun, funny and crazy, balanced with some tame, sedate and beautiful. Below check out some ideas (some funny, some absurd and some mildly interesting) that give instant character to a home:
Front door lock- you might not even notice it.
Jonathan Adler Pillows- he always puts a spin on tame.
Great night light
Absurdly large hand on a kitchen island, made from a solid chunk of wood- who would take the time to carve something like this?
Clearly the pantry should be Flavorland!
Ok, so this is a public bathroom but how funny!
I think this is hysterical- especially in a minimalist loft.
another hardly noticeable detail.
Much more amusing then carpet.
You know this is from the 1970’s, when is the last time you referred to an Album?
These tables would keep you grinning!
Below a little man made from tin cans monitors the kitchen corner.
Potty humor is so funny no matter how old you are!
Does your sense of humor show itself in your house? Send me pictures and I’ll do a follow up post. Send to email@example.com . You can also send me pictures of a friend’s house or tear sheet from a magazine you’ve been holding onto. Can you guess which pictures above are from my house?