When decorating your space it is obviously important that it reflects your personality. We like to find the humor in life, so we also like to find the humor in our decor. There is nothing worse than a stuffy home. Adding a touch of fun or irreverence to your design will make you smile on a daily basis and instantly make guests (with a sense of humor) feel at ease.
My favorite infusion of humor at my place is this original Carter Kustera painting of my lab, Lydia. Does it look familiar? That’s because Carter’s famous silhouettes and sayings can be found all over the Barney’s and Barney’s Co-Op stores. However, this well known artist could not be more kind and down-to-earth, a few years ago he patiently worked with me (even on my relatively small purchase) via email to plan this amazing silhouette of Lydia (who was a rescue dog- hence the tagline). I selected the color, sent lots of pictures, came up with the phrase, and this is the final product in Carter’s amazing signature style. I love the brush strokes and pencil writing! While Carter’s paintings are not inexpensive, I found the prices to be incredibly reasonable for such a wonderful piece of original artwork that I’ll treasure forever. When I have children (years down the road) I can’t wait to have their portraits done!
Looking to add humor to your place? Here are a few lighthearted favorites from around the web:
- Let’s Make Out Pillow
- Melting Clock
- Puppy Uppers Dog Treat Jar
- Coffee Table Book of Failed Exams
- Skinny Pillow
- Boob Vase
- Fish Hotel
- Melting Candle Sticks
- Call Your Mother Pillow
- Shoe Pillow (warning: huge splurge!)