Diamonds, they say, are a symbol of eternal and steadfast love. I love this, because the diamond has become the unifying motif for our home. While it wasn’t initially part of our design process, the diamond insignia sort of happened and we rolled with it. Now diamonds are our “family crest,” so to speak.
While most visitors to our home don’t explicitly notice the repetition, I think it does help bring elements of the house together harmoniously. In fact, the use of repetition is pretty much design 101. Similiar shapes, pattern, colors or lines allow more cohesiveness and unity, especially when designing a room. Take a look at how we used our geometric emblem—maybe it will inspire you as you design your own space.
As you look at the exterior of our home, you’ll notice diamonds as molding detail in the upper gambrels. These elements are the initial diamond shape you encounter as you approach.
In the rear of the house, the gambrels have the same pattern.
As well as on the rear turret. (Don’t mind the still-to-be-tackled landscaping.)
As you enter the foyer, you’ll notice the ceiling molding comes together with a central diamond shape. It fits so well in the ovular single-story foyer.
In the formal living room, we have repeated diamonds with ceiling molding, in the mirrors and in the art.
Moving into the kitchen, the chairs we chose have a diamond pattern stitched into the fabric.
The breakfast nook has matching chairs that coordinate so well with this marble base table.
I fell in love with this tufted headboard for our master bedroom. And…it just so happens to have a diamond pattern!
We came across the perfect marble pattern for the portrait of the master bath. It provides a great accent against the large-scale marble tiles.
Some smaller areas where you’ll find diamond patterns are on area rugs and pillows.
Here, in the master closet, the window seat fabric also has a diamond pattern stitched into it.
Even the toy bins are printed with a diamond fabric.
This is all to show that small details can really tie an entire home together. As much as we all love real diamonds, I surely also adore them as the symbols that represent my home.
Tusen takk, thousand thanks, and thank you for coming over!