Bob Vila taught me something today. He wrote:
“…an oxeye is a small round or oval window set in an upper story or dormer… …and offers a somewhat whimsical perspective on the outside world.”
I never knew it had a name!
Oxeyes, also known as bull’s eyes, are so classy. The French also have a word for an oxeye, “oeil-de-boeuf“, and it translates to “wealthy asshole“. Here’s an example of an oxeye which has been incorporated into a French style home located in Greenwich, CT. Doesn’t the oxeye draw your attention?
Oxeyes also refer to common daisies, known in the scientific world as leucanthemum vulgar, so don’t think I’m forgetting about you gardening enthusiasts out there.
There is a type of interior wood trim called a rosette are they are sometimes used to trim interior doors and windows. Rosettes share a nickname with oxeyes and that nickname is “bull’s eye“. I know, it gets a bit confusing.
I designed the Hub Edge Realty logo with an oxeye in mind. A simple oxeye is incorporated in there but you probably just thought it was some basic geometric pattern. I was inspired to add an oxeye because I’ve always been drawn to them. The oxeye that I designed is set with muntins. Or are they mullions? Hmm…
Learn about the difference between mullions and muntins by reading “17 Parts of Your Home You Never Knew Had Names” at BobVila.com.
I hope you learned something today. I did too! Thanks Bob!