Welcome to Design track mind by Melissa Gulley

I am an interior designer from Newton, MA having a lot of fun writing this blog between client appointments, kid stuff, kid school stuff, dog stuff, husband stuff, husband's company stuff (http://www.fueldog.com/), life stuff, old house stuff, family stuff, extended family stuff and the rest of the detail stuff. I am not a writer (clearly) so please ignore the typo's, spelling mistakes and desperate need for proofreading.

funny thing….

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:

funny car

funny door lock

Front door lock- you might not even notice it.

funny pillows

Jonathan Adler Pillows- he always puts a spin on tame.

funny light

Great night light

funny hand

Absurdly large hand on a kitchen island, made from a solid chunk of wood- who would take the time to carve something like this?

funny cable

funny flavorland

Clearly the pantry should be Flavorland!

funny bathroom picture

Ok, so this is a public bathroom but how funny!

funny doors

I think this is hysterical- especially in a minimalist loft.

funny mouse hole

another hardly noticeable detail.

funny stairs

Much more amusing then carpet.

funny carnival wheel

You know this is from the 1970’s, when is the last time you referred to an Album?

funny tables

These tables would keep you grinning!

Below a little man made from tin cans monitors the kitchen corner.

funny tin can man

 funny toilet sign

Potty humor is so funny no matter how old you are!

funny toilet paper

funny toilet

Does your sense of humor show itself in your house?  Send me pictures and I’ll do a follow up post. Send to designtrackmind@gmail.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?


  1. This was really fun and funny. Thanks for making stop to smell the roses. It is the small details that make all the difference!

    Pragmatic Mom

  2. love the car on the wall and the Irish t-shirt on the boy....

  3. Everything in here is really funny. You've got a bunch of ideas in making up this things.

  4. It makes me laugh when I see this picture.Especially the odd one the male urinal place that have different emotion of girls.