Monday, April 20, 2009

To angle or not to angle.

That is the question.

I have a confession to make.  

I am a habitual angler.  And I'm not talking about fishing. 

We're talking home design and decorating, neither of which I have a knack for, but I do my best at what I've got.

So I ask myself why do I feel the need to angle?  Is it because it makes the room flow smoother?  Is it a waste of space?  Or am I just strange?  

I'd say a little of all the above. 

Here are some documented cases of angling currently going on in our home.

Let's start in the kitchen.  First up, the radio, which is set up in the corner at an angle.
Then we have the coffee maker at an angle in corner # 2.
Next angled stop at corner # 3 is the Kitchen Aid.
And don't forget the wine rack also in another corner of the kitchen and nicely angled.
Oh, but it doesn't stop at just the counter level, here is one above the cabinets.
Next stop is the office - check out the bookshelf. What do you think?  Angled?
Then in the living room is another piece of angled furniture?  Are you getting sick of this yet?
But wait, there's more! Check out my bedroom and the oversized TV and TV stand which I can't wait to replace.  The color has even gone out on the TV so we watch shows in black and white.
Even that picture on the dresser is angled if you look closely.
But I don't stop in the bedroom - we move on to the master bathroom.  I think if I could I would angle the toilet.  
Even the basement has some sort of anglement going on.  (Was that even a word?)
And if you take a step outside with me you will notice the basketball hoop in it's own angle of the yard. 

Even the construction of the house makes great use of angles and corners - the built in angled display area.

What do you think?  Extreme?  Is it time for an angle intervention? 

Or should I just hire a professional interior decorator?  Yeah, right.



  1. This is funny. I like things angled too. Small thigs really work well angled. Look neater or something.

  2. I am seriously laughing way to hard here. I am am angler and I didn't realize it until you pointed it out. HA HA HA HA HA. Thanks for sharing.

  3. You're obviously good at decorating because I can tell your house looks fabulous and a lot of it has to do with the angled look. I don't think it's a problem if it's working for you and looks great. It doesn't consume you, or anything, though, right? Keep you up at night? Angled (or things NOT being angled, gasp!) nightmares? I didn't think so....

  4. I love the angling!

    Can I just tell you how jealous I am of how many corners you have in your kitchen? :)

    And you know, anglement might not be a word now, but Websters adds new words to the dictionary every year...maybe you should start a campaign for your word.

  5. I too love angling and don't see the need for an intervention at all (although this in and of itself may require an intervention!!!).

  6. Fess up - did you clean your house to take these pics or is it always that sparkling?!


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