Repetition & Ritual and a Single Bloom

20160201-072108.jpg Repetition often plays a key element in design. It can also feed into our rituals we in regards to our homes. It can be incredibly soothing, for both the eye and the soul. One of mine at Hawthorne is a single stem of hydrangea in the guest bathroom to the right of the sink. I just like the scale and the color of the flower in the room. I like washing my hands and admiring the bloom. Often, hydrangea have hits of blue and green going on. This room is the only space in the house that is not green. The previous owner had installed just the sweetest tiles in the floor with little blue rounds running throughout, and pulled the exact blue out for the wall color. We liked it all quite a bit, so it was the only room that did not get a splash of green. My point with all of this really is, if you find a spot you visually/emotionally enjoy a flower, place one there often. The amount of joy that will bring is pretty darn awesome.

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