Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Noah

Remember Noah? The guy with the ark? Well, Noah and I have a lot in common. We both love pairs.



Pairs of chairs...
(I hope he doesn't mind that I used his zebras for a pair of pillows)


Pairs of lamps



Pairs of beds.

Two by two...



It just works for me.
As do these pillows. Love that they are the same size and shape but different patterns.



Symmetry. It's a good thing.





When you have pairs you can get away with a little craziness.
A little craziness can be attractive. Just ask Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. (Or Brad and Angie)



Isn't this just how you pictured the ark looking?
A little rustic, an old earthenware jar, a bit of greenery...



This pair of mirrors makes me very happy.
What about you? Do you favor symmetry or do you like a more random method of decorating?

pictures from: Canadian House & Home, Mid Century Jo, Celerie Kemble, Cottage Living, Room Service, Material Girls, Peacock Feathers Events.

31 comments:

  1. you and Noah...you're funny Sissy, esp. the zebra thing. I love these pictures- haven't seen them all! The mirrors are great, those 2 pillows, love it all. I love symmetry, but I like things a little off, too. Can't have things too crazy!

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  2. I'm not very observant but I did notice you usually have pairs of "stuff"- and Noah would not be happy about his zebras! you are too funny!

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  3. symmetry, for sure! I am definitely drawn to pairs of things, but have been trying to branch out a little more lately.

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  4. Marvelous post! I have a pair fetish as well. I even named my son Noah - I only have one of him! I so happy to have stumbled upon your blog.

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  5. I am a symmetry girl myself. I currently have an asymmetrical arrangement on my fireplace mantle and it's driving me crazy. I need to change it.

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  6. Beautiful pictures...I love the room with the zebra pillows!

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  7. I love these images - I'm a big fan of symmetry myself! Your zebra comment cracked me up too.

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  8. definitely love symmetry. probably a little too much. I read someplace that you shouldn't have more than a certain number of pairs in a room. I think it was four. I could easily exceed that.

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  9. Very cool examples of symmetry. It makes my heart skip a beat or two.

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  10. Love these pairs and I do love Noah!

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  11. ah! symmetry is so soothing! that tiny little ocd part of me is happy.

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  12. symmetry all the way. I love the look of things that are more eclectic (or as I lovingly call it, helter-skelter) but I'm not skilled enough to pull eclectic off and have it look effortless. So symmetry makes me feel safe!

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  13. symmetry all the way, and in all things. Although, I am drawn to groupings of three as well as groupings of two. But, even as a technical writer, I find this happening. If I have a bulleted list, say, I'll add a bullet point just to even things out and have to come up with something for the final bullet :-). It's definitely a little OCD!

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  14. Cute post!! And I love pairs myself:) xx

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  15. i love those images. the mirrors in the last pic are my fave. and you are 100 percent right. symmetry creates the balance you need to go crazy everywhere else.
    so so true.

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  16. Symmetry...absolutely! It just puts my soul at ease to have things in their places and as hard as I try to get away from symmetry, it always ends up that way!

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  17. I agree, pairs of anything are great- much better than one of something anyday.

    Beautiful photos!!

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  18. I love pairs too! Doppelgangers! So great when you can find a matching pair of anything-antique vases, lamps, old mirrors, a pair of slipper chairs! Pairs of anything seem so much more special! Great images!

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  19. i do like the order pairs can bring, but it is usually on a case per case basis for me. there are definitely times when i don't like to match.

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  20. I love symmetry too. In this crazy world I need some order when I am at home.

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  21. I love the pictures. Everything is better in pairs.

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  22. I'm completely stuck on symmetry as well! Great post! :)

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  23. I'm totally with you. I love things in pairs! Great images. I have to say the first and the last are my favorite!

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  24. I like both. I have a pair of twin boys and one girl! lol.
    pve

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  25. I love pairs of bed, but I'm not sure how I feel about the strange robot on the table in between!

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  26. Great post! Love the mirrored chest on the "two lamps" pic. Love the lamps too!

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  27. I love the symmetry of it. These pictures are just fantastic. I love them all.

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  28. I love pairs too. Noah and the zebras made me laugh.

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  29. I go back and forth--- but I do like pairs of a lot of things. Loved this post.... and couldn't pick a favorite image because I liked them all!

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