tongue in chic

If you read my posts regularly, you know that I think I’m pretty funny (Jen, Jen, Jen…head shake…sigh). I love to laugh until my mascara runs down my beet-red cheeks (I’ve got some great people in my life who elicit this kind of laughter). I go through each day looking for the humor in everything, even when I’m cheesed off (like the other day when I found two hole punchers not 24 hours after desperately searching for one so my daughter could hand in her homework–stupid universe).

I love to see humor in design too. If a room takes itself too serious, I’m outta here! Whether it’s subtle, or in-your-face, I like to be able to guage a person’s sense of humor when I walk into their home (I take pride in the knowledge that people are probably laughing their asses off when they walk in to my “disheveled” home, and not for the right reasons!).

When I buy products for Nicole Jane Home, I try to find things that are unusual–something that’s going to make people smile. Hopefully that cheerful little silver bird will bring a smile to their face every time they see it sparkling on top of a stack of books. The pin-up girl matchbox will elicit titters (giggle) every time someone lights a candle. The silver stag head is a playful twist on a rather stuffy design icon. It makes readers do a double-take in a Canadian House & Home article (and you thought it was the cutie-patootie designer, Yanic Simard).

photo courtesy Canadian House & Home via Toronto Interior Design Group

I love a good design twist. Those are the things that I look for when I pour over my catalogues and meet with my sales reps. This British crown candleholder caught my eye because it’s unusual and it’s a nod at funky British style (Hey ‘Liz…bet ya never thought about using yours to hold a candle. Snap!)

SIDE BAR: Mark snuck up and accused me of being too “talky” in my posts…hmph…imagine that! It’s the evil eye for him for the REST OF HIS LIFE!!!!

You get an “A” if you guess which piece  tones down the ladder and the chairs. Betcha I could reach the top shelf!

photo courtesy Susanne Dimma's House & Home blog

Can you spot the chuckle in this room? How come I can never find a “J”? Isn’t anyone else called Jennifer? I can never find “Jane” on souvenir mugs and keychain racks either!

photo courtesy House & Home

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  2. LOVE the crown candle holder! I’ve had my eye on this style for quite a while! You’ve inspired me again! It would be cute with a little plant too!

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