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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Two's Company Three's a Crowd???

From time to time I see a room with duplicated elements in threes.  My first instinct is usually to say,"One too many."

I found some images that I still think that maybe one less might have looked better. I also found some that "three" looked just right. I sound like Goldilocks, don't I?  Take a look at these images and let me know if you think.... Is three just right, or would one less be better?

I know there are way more than even three here. How many would you remove or, would you keep all of the light fixtures?

These are small, but would one less be better?

Personally, I think I would have liked two better here.

Things that Inspire by Sixx designs
This is actually a church that was converted to be a home. I can understand them trying to keep the integrity of the building, but for my own personal taste, I would have done a little editing on the light fixtures.

Two? or Three?

Now, here I like the three mini-chandeliers.

One too many!

I think one grouping of three would look better. I love the nightstands. Notice how the circle motif is repeated in the pictures, the nightstands, and even in the buttons on the headboard.

Now that you have seen all of the above images, what do you think? Would you have edited some of these rooms or would you keep them just as they are?

"Enjoy the Process" Of: Deciding if you like pairs, threes, or in some cases even more.



Julienne said...

As in nature, most often uneven numbers work best but in all but the 3 little lights in the bathrooms(little being the operative word) the light fittings are all too big for the spaces and the round images in the bedroom look fine over the bed but are way to much down the wall they just swamp the window and as for the church too many, too high, too modern!....My opinion anyway!

Cashon&Co said...

you know, in ALL but two of the pics I thought they were too much. The ones I did like with three were the big lanterns over the breakfast farm table and the last one. I thought the space could command it and it looked appropiate. However, I don't understand too much the threes over the two-sinks. Very interesting post Kathysue! & Original!

Morning T said...

Yeah~ I'm with you on all of these Kathysue. The last few images especially would've been much better suited to have stopped at just two. I do LOVE the three crystal chandies in the bathroom though~ drool!
Happy day to you. :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Kathysue - Thank you for your thoughtful comment - it gave me the opportunity to visit you! Now I'll be a faithful follower, Jennifer

kim said...

I would have definitely edited some of them. Especially the church one. You like making us think don't you. Good lesson, Kathysue.

La Dolfina said...

I can't believe you found so many images with 3 plus fixtures. I didn't like any of them. 2 works, but even then it can be a bit much.
You really find the most amazing photos!!!
~xo always

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I tend to do arrangements (ex. flowers) with threes, something I learned working with my florist friend. I like most of the fixtures in threes...I think the plates on the wall are too many. I guess it just depends on how it looks to my rules.

An Eye for Detail said...

Especially the first one: definitely too many there! And yes, I agree, normally three is better than two.... but some of these are overkill...

xinex said...

I would have edited most of them, KathySue. Most of them only needed 2 hanging lamps. And I am with you on the grouping of circles. I would have left only 1 grouping..Christine

eddieross said...

Great food for thought. Totally agree that people over do it. Pairs are great, but sometimes odds are better. Thanks for helping us pay more attention to it!

Eddie + Jaithan

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You're right! I think a few of those rooms could use some editing. Especially that last one. Thanks for the visit! :)

koralee said...

Now you got me thinking...I do like the number 3...odd numbers are good for decorating..right? The first image grew on me...I like different..happy happy day to you my friend. xo

Kellie Collis said...

You have quite an eye for sourcing these images. Hmmmm I do like odd numbers but only on some things xx

mbkatc230 said...

The first photo, way too much. And the church also (although otherwise I LOVE that space) But the bathroom with the little crystal chandeliers is great, as is the long farm table. Maybe for me it has to do more with scale than numbers. Great photos as always Kathysue, where do you find all these? Hugs, Kat

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kathysue! Great post! I loved studying the photos, too...beautiful farm table, several nice hutches and lovely dishes, too! lol I am easily distracted! Have a great day!...hugs...Debbie

Allie and Pattie said...

Fascinating post, Kathysue. Sometimes less is more
xoxo Pattie

Sally said...

Thanks for such an insightful post, Kathysue. The longer I've stayed in design the more of an editor I've become. I'd reduce the number of fixtures in every room with the exception of the crystal chandeliers in the bathroom. Some of these remind me of the elephant in the room. LOL !

artis1111 said...

I like them all. Does everthing have to be one way or another, I don't think so. These were ment to be taken as a statement.A quirk, off the norm the bit of whimsey as some would say. Just as people do not agree on a peice of art you will get many who will not like any of these. They show us the unsual, because if all they had was a boring room you probably never look at the book again. Kathy

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