We had white walls in our home for years because we couldn't agree on a color. Now we have paint in the kitchen that I love (and he doesn't), and paint in the dining room and master bath that he loves (and I don't). The rest of the walls are still white.
He wants a big mirror mounted in the library. I like the family pictures in that spot and loathe the idea of a big mirror there.
We have carpet in most of the rooms, and I wish instead that we had wood. He does not.
I could go on, but you get the idea. One other area that we disagree on is art. Now with that being said, my favorite piece of art in our house is also his. For one of our anniversaries he had a painting commissioned of our first home together and I thought that was incredibly romantic and sweet. When it comes to professional art, however, we've got the big differences thing going on.
Hubby likes art that has a lot of red in it. I'm not sure why, but if it's got a lot of red in it, he's drawn to it. His favorite painting in the world is by Giovanni Paolo Panini, and you can see it below. It has a lot of very tiny features painted very well, and I like it a lot too, but I like it better on the wall of The Louve than I do in our house. It's just got too much red to look good in our home, or so I think (and hubby does not). I actually purchased this for him as a gift one year, I'm not even sure of which holiday it was now, but it (well a replica of it) does hang on our walls and he loves it.
Hubby also loves the work of Van Gogh and Picasso. I appreciate those works, immensely, but I do not favor them in the way he does.
I, on the other hand, prefer the softer art of Sandro Botticelli. My favorite painting is below:
and Adolphe Bougureau
though we don't have either in our home.
Of course there are many, many artists my husband and I do agree on, we just do not agree on who are our favorites, and that's okay. ;)
How about you? Who is your favorite famous artist, or what is your favorite famous painting?