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Montage: 25 Bedrooms with Patterned Bedding

Like most things in my house, I tend towards simple with clean lines. While it’s true that in my living room in Boston, I have a bold Angela Adams rug and smattering of patterned pillows by Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, Hable Construction, and Judy Ross Textiles, the sofa and upholstered cushions on the vintage Scandinavian chairs from eBay are slightly textured solids

In the bedroom, I always keep colors and textures more subdued. When we lived in a bungalow in Chevy Chase, we had the loveliest bedroom, with pale lilac walls, a creamy wrought iron bed, and a beautiful quilt that my mother-in-law made for us as a wedding gift. The windows looked out on a magnolia tree in the backyard.

Our Boston bedroom, by contrast, is a dungeon. To lighten things up, we have a tall tailored headboard from Pottery Barn, upholstered in white cotton duck. The sheets and duvet are pure white. Not exciting, but the best we can do as everything else seems to have taken priority for the last dozen years. Happily the all white bedroom on the Cape is bliss.

The condo in Delray Beach is currently being painted white. White, white, and more white. The cork floor should go in later this month(!!!). If you’ve been following, you’ll know it’s decorated with white and pale wood furniture from Ikea (sofa, chairs), CB2 (nightstands, dining table), West Elm (bed), etc. and punctuated with pops of color.

The boys’ beds, of which i did a staged makeover, are back to its original style. While the bold graphic bedding looked better, it wasn’t the aesthetic I was going for. So they once again have the Ikea duvet covers in teal and grass green with organic patterns. While the fabric is slightly rough, I love the quality of the duvet inserts, pillows, mattress pads, and other bedding basics.

BeddingStyle.com was in touch recently about doing some sort of makeover using my choice of bedding from its site. There are a few great modern bedding brands, including Marimekko, so I’ve been contemplating whether to try one out in the Florida master bedroom. I had planned on using a sea glass colored Matouk coverlet I bought at the Matouk Factory Store in Fall River, Mass.

In trying to determine whether to go with a subtly colored solid duvet or comforter, or one with a pattern, I thought it best to pull together some examples. (The sheets will remain white; always white.) Here are 25 bedrooms with patterned duvets, comforters, or quilts.

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Alexandra Angle Interior Design

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Home of designer Leah Bartholomew of  Beneath the Sun
Photo by Toby Scott  •  The Design Files

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Birch Tree Duvet Cover   •  Urban Outfitters

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Hilary Thomas Designs  •  House Beautiful 

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Comforter by Hay  •  Photo by Tim Bjørn •  Bo Bedre

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Home of More Than Living blogger, Cindy Keur-Rijckenberg

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Home of Finnish photographer, stylist, designer Riikka Kantinkoski

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&Tradition Trash Me lamp  •  Est Magazine

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Photo by Mona Gundersen

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Magical Thinking Altiplano shams at Urban Outfitters

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NYC home of Lauren Moffat  •  Photo by Alice Gao  •  Design Sponge

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Home of designer Sam Sacks  •  House & Home

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Josef Frank print  •  House to Home

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Kyle- & Erin’s U Street home  •  Apartment Therapy

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María Lladó

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Ripple bedding by Lulu DK for Matouk

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Styled by Kim Timmerman

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Pottery Barn Kids mini polka dot bedding and gold unicorn
Sixth Street Design

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Hay quilt   •  Kayser-O Photography  •  Femina

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Mexican Otomi print bedding  •  Domino

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Dip dye bedding  •  Artwork by Andrew O’Brien

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Bedding by Luhta Home AW2013  •  Krista Keltanen Photography

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Philadelphia home of painter Nicholas Santore &  designer Valerie Ferus
Design Sponge

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Lulu De Kwiatkowski’s home  •  Photo by Patrick Kline  •  Lonny 

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Lulu De Kwiatkowski’s home  •  Photo by Patrick Kline  •  Lonny 

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Albert Hadley “Fireworks” wallpaper  •  House Beautiful

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Montage: 24 Rooms with Copper Pendants

Chrome was the new brass, oil rubbed bronze the new chrome, brass the new bronze, and now, copper is the new brass. Seriously. I almost wonder if one man isn’t responsible for this predilection for copper: British product designer Tom Dixon. Tom Dixon’s copper shade pendant is everywhere. Everywhere. And, these copper pendant lamps look amazing, whether solo, in pairs, in triplicate, or hanging in a cluster. Most often, one finds the copper pendant over the dining table, but it adds dreamy lustre to a bedroom, and a bit of spark to a living room. And a copper pendant added to a white kitchen just makes the whole look. The copper looks equally as great with pastels as with earthy tones, blues, black, and minimalist whites. Here are 24 rooms with Tom Dixon’s copper pendants. Judge for yourself.

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Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

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Elle Decoration 

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Fantastic Frank

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Smyth Tribeca Hotel

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H&M Home

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House to Home

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Femina

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Photo by Jean Marc Wullschleger •  Elle Decoration

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Femina

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Photo by Jean Marc Wullschleger / Living Agency

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Photo by Jonas Ingerstedt  •  Elle Deco Sweden

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Real Living

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Photo by Sabra Lattos  •  Adore Home

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Photo by Patric Johansson

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Photo by Sean Fennessy

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Photo by Marcia Prentice for Apartment Therapy

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Lou & Hernández Interior Architecture Studio

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House to Home 

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The Design Files

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Montage: 30 Kids Rooms with Teepees

Teepees, wigwams, play tents  (whatever you want to call them) have been trending for a rather long time.  However last week, the Wall Street Journal proclaimed them a trend:  Teepees: The New Urban Hideaway.  I’m not sure why a newspaper would be so slow to catch onto this (it’s not like there’s a three-month lead time). No matter, they’re still going strong. We had a refrigerator box playhouse for a while; admittedly not nearly as chic. But that was a dozen years ago.

The teepee is great because it looks good not only in a kids room, but in adult spaces too. As you can see from these 30 rooms with teepees, they work well in white Scandinavian interiors, minimalist black and white living rooms, nurseries with traditional childrens bedroom furniture, and of course colorful playrooms. You can even erect one outdoors.

I was obsessed with building forts as a kid, always enclosing my bunk beds with blankets, and wishing I had a way to hang a sheet from the ceiling. My kids, too, used to love taking all the blankets they could gather and draping them over chairs and ottomans to create fun enclosures. There’s definitely something satisfying, and practical too, about a kid constructing a hideaway on his own. That said, it’s also nice to have a ready-made private quiet space. Wonder if my boys are too big for one now?

 

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Photo by Lönngren Widell

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L.A. home of fashion designer Jenni Kayne
Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

Nursery With Teepee Style Files

Home of architect Clare Cousins
Photo by Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Sukha Amsterdam  •  Vosgesparis

My Bedroom Retreat Contest  Kids Room

Apartment Therapy’s My Bedroom Retreat Contest

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Weekday Carnival

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Pour Jolies Momes

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Time of the Aquarius

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Little Birds Boutique

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Interjero Patarimai

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Little Kind

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Design Sponge

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Design Sponge

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Photo by Krista Keltnanen

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Desire to Inspire

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6th Street Design School

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Aesthetic Outburst

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Varpunen

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Moozle

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Home of Minnie Mortimer
Photo by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue.com

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The Handmade Home

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IKEA Family Live

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Mokkasin

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Fawn Over Baby

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The Design Files

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Bolig Magasinet

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Jute Interior Design

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Photo by Christina Kayser Onsgaard for Bo Bedre

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Montage: 10 Homes with Surf Boards Outdoors

I’ve been trying to get outdoors more often, or at least thinking about it. Oftentimes I work in front of a window with a view that makes me happy, whether it’s the architecture of the Back Bay, Florida palm trees, or the Cape Cod dunes, and on a clear day, the Atlantic Ocean. Usually, I feel like that’s enough. But really, of course, it’s a lot better to actually BE outdoors. (Well, except for the heat, sunburn, bugs…) Still, when I make an effort to go out, I’m always glad I did (assuming I have a beach umbrella, sunscreen, bug spray.) Yeah, I’m the ultimate Princess and the Pea.)

Last night, I walked on the beach after dinner with the boys. They were running like little mad men, frolicking—actually frolicking—in the waves. We stayed on the beach til almost sundown; end of day is my absolute favorite. Today, we are going back for more. If I can convince them, I thought they could take a surfing lesson. Here are ten beachy exteriors complete with surfboards, to get me in the mood.

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Robert Young Architect

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Ryan White Designs

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Butler Armsden Architects

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Bent Grass Landscape Architecture

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House and Leisure

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Apartment Therapy

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Photo by Lisa Romereine for Coastal Living

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Stylist Tara Sloggett’s home in Real Living

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Richard Bubnowski Design

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You can order a preppy monogrammed surfboard at
the C.Wonder Nantucket Pop-Up Shop 

C Wonder Summer Hostess Gifts

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Montage: 30 White + Wood Rooms

The white and pale wood decor combo has been going on for a while, but I still really like it. I decided to do our Delray Beach condo (where we are right now, for two weeks!), in that scheme with pops of color. So far, no color, but lots of white and wood. The CB2 Woody dining table designed by Lime Studio arrived (it’s half price now; not sure why nobody wants it, I love it), along with a pair of natural beech Family Chairs by Lina Nordqvist for Design House Stockholm. Plus we did a multiple hour IKEA shop and brought home four VILMAR chairs, two natural birch, two white laminate. The KARLSTAD sofa in white with birch legs will be delivered on Friday.  (I’ll post a photo later this week, if you promise not to retch at the still not torn up white wall-to-wall carpet.)

In the spirit of spreading the white and wood love far and wide, I also posted “Design Trend: White and Wood” on the Lamps Plus Style Illuminated blog, which I hope you’ll check out. But first (finally) 30 white and wood rooms.

Bates Masi Architects

JACQUELINE MORABITOS FRENCH HOME SLEEPING NOOK

Provence home of interior designer Jacqueline Morabito
Photographer Martin Morell • The Telegraph 

UNFINISHED WOOD DINING TABLE AND BENCH

VT Wonen

MASKING TAPAE RUG DRAMATIC WINDOW LOFT

Elle Interior Sweden

FREESTANDING TUB IN MASTER BEDROOM

Toronto home of mixed-media artist Kent Monkman
via Apartment Therapy

 Milk MagazineMilk Decoration N°5

WISHBONE DINING CHAIRS BEADED CHANDELIER

Kelly Deck Design

A house in Quito, Ecuador
Adrian Moreno Núñez and Maria Samaniego Ponce, Arquitectura X

BO BEDRE WHITE BEDROOM CONTEMPORARY BED

Bo Bedre

Briggs Edward Solomon

RITCH HOLBEN RH DESIGN BERKSHIRES DESIGNER

Ritch Holben, RH Design
Boston Globe Sunday Magazine
(my blog post about this home)

VT WONEN WHITE BEDROOM CANOPY WOOD FRAME BED

VT Wonen

WHITE AND WOOD GALLEY KITCHEN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Katrine Martensen-Larsen, KML Design

BO BEDRE LIVING ROOM RATTAN CHAIR NELSON BENCH

Bo Bedre

SUSANNA VENTO WHITE AND WOOD DINING ROOM EAMES

Susanna Vento

PIET JAN VAN DEN KOMMER JOLAND KRUSE

Piet-Jan van den Kommer
Photographer Joland Kruse

CONTEMPORARY DINING ROOM JORDI VAYREDA

Jordi Vayreda

SHOOTFACTORY CONTEMPORARY GLASS HOUSE LOCATION

Shootfactory

JAMIE BUSH & CO INTERIOR DESIGN CALIFORNIA

Jamie Bush & Co.

WHITE AND WOOD DINING TABLE WHITE CEMENT FLOOR

A 125-square-foot house in Cape Town, South Africa
Photographer Warren Heath

FFM Architects

WHITE TABLE WOOD SPINDLE CHAIRS FARMHOUSE

Home of Jane Cumberbatch of  Pure Style
via Design Sponge
Photographer Keiko Oikawa

WEITZMAN HALPERN DESIGN KITCHEN WHITE WOOD BERTOIA

Weitzman Halpern Design

LOFT BED WHITE FLOOR THE STYLE FILES

Kocham Wies
Photographer Raul Candales

OUTDOOR SHOWER HORIZONTAL WOOD DOORS

Architects Murdock Young

CONTEMPORARY WHITE WOOD FLOATING STAIRCASE STEEL RAIL

Spandri Wiedemann

WIDE PLANK WOOD FLOOR WHITE TABLE WISHBONE CHAIRS

Gundry & Ducker Architects

SKONA HEM DINING ROOM BLACK PENDANT LAMP

Skona Hem

MORK ULNES BEDROOM CONTEMPORARY BED

Caspar Mork-Ulnes, SF OSL Architecture

CONTEMPORARY WHITE BATHTUB NATURAL WOOD WALL

Photographer Janne Peters

 

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Montage: 52 DIY Headboards

As a less expensive follow up to last month’s Montage: 47 Upholstered Headboards, I want to share this collection of headboards that are re-purposed, up-cycled, and the like. There are headboards fashioned from doors, decals, mirrors, mantles, tapestries, chalkboards, room dividers, architectural elements, iron gates, pegboard, plywood, and more. DIY and v intage aren’t really my thing, but there are some good ideas here.I know this topic has been done, done, and done, but I hope a number of these images are new to you.

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Photographer Paul Whicheloe

Photographer Maree Homer for Real Living

Alexandra Angle

House and Home

a  home on Cape Cod

Tom Scheerer - House Beautiful

Antonio Martins

Home of illustrator Courtney Wotherspoon - Design Sponge

Alvhem Makleri

Montana Burnett Design

Stylist Christine Puech’s bedroom - Marie Claire Maison

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Photographer Debi Treloar

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Dreamy Whites 

French by Design

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Rue Magazine

Anthropologie

Pot and Kettle Studios

I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Apartment Therapy – Caitlin, Beacon Hill

Interior Design Magazine

Cookie Magazine

Elle Decor

Côté Sud

Apartment Therapy

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Katrin ArensMarie Claire Maison

Design Sponge

Photographer Maree Homer for Real Living

Olivieri Mobili

Blik

The Brick House

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Photographer Douglas Friedman

Lonny Magazine

House to Home

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Solis BetancourtSouthern Accents 

T. Keller Donovan

Domino

Serena & Lily

Traditional Home

House to Home

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House Roelens

Dave Coote

Domino 

Ace Hotel, NYC

Mademoiselle Tiss

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For elegant bedroom schemes, Revival Beds (www.revivalbeds.co.uk) offers an array of traditional wooden beds. 

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Montage: 57 Rooms with Plywood Walls, Ceilings, Floors

I think this may be the most comprehensive look at plywood interiors on the web. I tend to get carried away with my Montage posts; obviously this is no exception. And I left out at least a dozen. (I’ll eventually use them on Design Milk.) I began collecting plywood images about a year ago when I started noticing them, and lately, there’s been an explosion of them, as well as plenty of blogger round-ups.

But that’s not the only reason for the post. We’re actually planning on installing a plywood floor in our new Delray Beach condo. We had the contractor quote a price for tile, which turned out to be quite high, although we sourced an inexpensive tile ($1.99/sq.ft). We MUST change the floor; there’s ivory carpet, that upon close inspection reveals pastel pink and blue flecks. Not only is it ugly (though it IS clean), it breaks up the space awkwardly. When I asked about a plywood floor, the contractor was intrigued. He’s never done one, so he’s started researching and is excited. Even better, it should cost only half as much. I PREFER wood. Very psyched.

He wants to do 4′x4′ squares rather than 4′x8′ boards in order to avoid a Vermont feel. I had initially thought we’d do planks, painted white (remember all the white rooms with color pops for inspiration?), but I’m coming around to the idea. Anybody have thoughts? Also, if we do squares, do we just seal it, without painting it, for the full-on unfinished, natural effect? I’d love your opinions on this!

As you think, scroll through these plywood rooms. All au naturel.

Photographer Lisa Cohen

Balance Associates Architects

Hindsvik at Home

Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB

NHR via gutgut.sk

via Emma’s Design Blog

Photographer Martin Cederblad

Chartier-Corbasson ArchitectsLoftLife magazine

A west L.A. home – Apartment Therapy

Nick Noyes Architecture

Rolling Huts - Olson Kundig Architects

Home of an Apartment Therapy reader

Home of NancyBird designer
The Design Files – Photographer Tony Owczarek
Architect Olivia van Dijk

 

Olson Kundig Architects – Photographer Benjamin Benschneider

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Arquitectura-G – Photographer José Hevia

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RUM magazine

Hotel Holos in Sevilla, Spain

Specht Harpman Architects

Lamino chair by Swedese in an Alpine cabin

Coastal Living magazine

Architect Jan De Vylder – Photographer  Filip Dujardin

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Marie Claire Maison magazine

Nick Noyes Architecture

A west L.A. home - Apartment Therapy

A west L.A. home - Apartment Therapy

Mjolk owners’ cottage – Canadian House and Home magazine

Arquitectura-G - Photographer José Hevia

Mjolk owners’ cottage – Cottage Life magazine

Elle Interior Norway

Mjolk owners’ cottage - Canadian House and Home magazine

mA Style Architects

Davor Popadich’s home of Pattersons Architects - Dwell magazine
Photographer Simon Devitt

Kerf Design

Photographer Lisa Cohen

A Toronto kitchen – Apartment Therapy

RUM magazine

Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB

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Marie Claire Maison magazine

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Davor Popadich’s home of Pattersons ArchitectsDwell magazine
Photographer Simon Devitt

mA Style Architects

Photographer  Filip Dujardin

mA Style Architects

Dwell magazine

PS Arkitektur

Alfredo Antuña Architect

Home of architect Rodney Eggleston of March Studio

Mjolk owners’ cottage – Remodelista

Atelier St Architecture

via Emma’s Design Blog

PS Arkitektur

Dwell magazine

 Stylist Lotta Agaton – Photographer Petra Bindel

Uni Architecture

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Montage: 27 Little Boys’ Bedrooms

As my friend (and new interior design client) starts thinking about transitioning her two-year-old to a big boy bed (baby #2 is due in August), we’ve been exploring cute non-crib rooms for kids. I have a lot of photos of great rooms with two twin beds, but I’m holding those back for another time. These rooms are one-bed-only spaces, but include a mix of toddler beds, twins, and doubles.  Also, you won’t find any tired, kitschy kid themes here either. Sports bedrooms, sailboat bedrooms, no way. A well-designed room with human decor is the way to go.  A few might look familiar, but hopefully there are plenty of new rooms too.

Martha Stewart Living

Aerin Lauder’s son’s room – Elle Decor

Bela Vida Gallery via Desire to Inspire

Coburn Architecture

via Apartment Therapy

Domino

Photographer Sarah Blee

Photographer Diane Hendrikx

FC Studio

via Apartment Therapy

Country Living

Colette Beam

Sara Storey

IKEA Vikare Bed becomes a Jeep via IKEA Hackers

Bolig Magasinet

via Oh Dee Doh

via the boo and the boy

Miles Redd

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

Bo Laget

BHG

Bodie et Fou

Hus & Hem

via The Boo and the Boy

Skona Hem

Marimekko

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Montage: 50 Tubs with a View

As winter eases and summer slowly (too slowly) comes forth, one of the things I look forward to is taking baths again. Our condo in Boston has an oversize (too big) shower, but the only tub is a standard one (too small) in the boys’ bathroom. My favorite room at our place on the Cape may be our wonderful, sky blue glass mosaic tile walled bathroom with its deep bathtub (just right). While there isn’t an over-the-top view (we saved the distant ocean vista for the bedroom), it is bordered by two large windows looking out to the woods, including a couple of birch trees, which I love.

The tubs in this post are unreal. A lot of them are part of resorts, but not all. They look out over woods, oceans, mountains, fields, and city skylines. Some are even outdoors. They’re all heavenly.

Beyond Bath by Claudia Danelon

L.A. real estate via Zillow

Singita Sweni Lodge, Kurger National Park, South Africa

M. Design Interiors   |   Photographer Greg Cox

Amangiri Canyon Point, Grand Canyon

Australian real estate via Desire to Inspire

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Istanbul

Moris Moreno Photography

Japanese rooftop via Apartment Therapy

Stephen Sills and James Huniford, Architectural Digest

Tongabezi Lodge, Zambia

Teak bath, The Water Monopoly   |   XTEN Architecture

Elsa’s Kopje Safari Camp, Meru National Park, Kenya

Takiyu Collection by Kaesch

Southern Ocean Lodge Kangaroo Island, Australia

Marie Claire Maison

Donna Karan’s house – Photographer Richard Powers

The Standard Hotel, New York City

Lundberg Design

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tokyo

Shelton, Mindel & Assoc.Elle Decor

Nicki Bongiorno, Spaces Kennebunkport

Real estate in the Hamptons

Interiormagasinet Norway   |    James R. Salomon Photography

The Bowery Hotel, New York City

Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong

Walker Warner Architects
James Cavagnari + Erin Quiros,  Architectural Digest

New York Times T Magazine

Jade Mountain St. Lucia Hotel

Peter Silling & Assoc.Schloss Velden Hotel, Austria – Architectural Digest

Yuma Art Tub 180, Blu Bleu

Mandarin Oriental New York

Banyan Tree Bangkok Hotel

Antoine Predock Architect

Kaesch

Jade Jagger

Jeff Andrews Design

Kahn DesignArchitectural Digest   |   Saffire Freycinet Resort, Australia

Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos via Homes Away

Kaldewei

Andara Resort Phuket

Six Senses Laamu, Maldives  |   Song Saa Private Island Resort, Cambodia

Egg Tub, Rexa Design

GASS Architecture Design Studio

from the StyleCarrot archives:   18 Pure White Tubs

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Carrot Currency: 20 Spring Shoes and 15 Rooms to Match

I put  together this design/fashion post to welcome Macy’s to the site. I thought it would be fun to pair colorful  spring shoes from the department store with 15 my favorite rooms. (I mean, what’s better than shoes and interior design, right, especially when someone pays you look at it!) I found some really cute looks.

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The chambray walls set a casual tone in this  room designed by Jamie Drake. But it’s not without glamor, thanks to the brass side tables and lamps and sleek loveseat with celery green tufted cushion. The trio of summery patterns adds back major, summery fun.  SHOES: INC International Concepts Belvin Slingback Wedges ($80.10) and INC International Concepts Roslin Wedges ($59.99) .

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I found this crisp, summery room on the blog Bright, Bold, Beautiful. The turquoise and green scheme are exactly that of our house on the Cape; a combo I never get tired of. I love the glass lamp and the fun painted floor paired with the more glam mirrored nightstand. SHOE: Jessica Simpson Evangela Platforms ($110).

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Another turquoise and lime palette, this one by New York City-based designer Katie Ridder, who is one of my favorites. This is her parent’s dining room, and appears in her book. I love the more formal dining furniture and chandelier in this clearly summery locale. SHOE: Ivanka Trump Halyn Wedge Espadrille ($150)

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This Moroccan-inspired kitchen by Rum Interior Design, sourced from Apartment Therapy, is beautiful, with its soaring ceilings, painted cabinetry, and gorgeous tile work. SHOE: Fergie Shoes Corsage Sandals ($129.95).

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Chambray and white cotton duck is softened with a light wood coffee table and a series of pretty, uniformly framed artworks. Photo from Coastal Living magazine. SHOE: Ivanka Trump Lark Wedge Espadrille Cork Wedges ($135).

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This clear blue and white room with glossy black accents from House to Home magazine is perfection. I adore the George Nelson pendants, bentwood chairs, leafy wallpaper, and black-framed sliding door. SHOE: Jessica Simpson Malika Platforms ($98).

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I’ve always liked this tailored bedroom designed by Lynn Morgan and featured in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens magazine. The preppy colors and monogram pillow is tempered by the Rothko-like abstract art. SHOE: GUESS Tabari2 Patent Wedges with Studs ($99).

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Another orange room I like, this one designed by Atlanta-based lovely Melanie Turner. Great horse triptych and love the whimsical floral rug. SHOES: Mia Shoes Renegade Wedges ($47.20) and Nine West Larysa Gold Metallic Croc Platform Cork Wedges ($79).

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b l  a c k  +  g o l d

This bedroom is incredibly wonderful. Though the individual pieces are more fussy than I usually go for, I adore the way everything is put together, resulting in a brilliant outcome. Sophisticated and glam but not the least bit fussy. I love that there’s what looks to be a quirky black & white photo over the bed, showing that the designer/inhabitant doesn’t take things too seriously. SHOE: Ivanka Trump Violette Patent Slingback Pumps with Bow ($135).

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This art deco style wallpaper of stylized leaves is black and taupe is wonderful. Who knew black lacquer dining chairs could work so well? Los Angeles design firm From the Desk of Lola, obviously. The rug adds an air of relaxedness, and the brass sconces draws the eye up to the arched doorway. SHOE: GUESS Nancille Peep Toe Lace Platform Pumps ($79.20).

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Gold looks almost comfy when used with off-white walls, plain furniture and a well-worn wood floor. Hanging empty frames within frames is genius. Must hunt for some on eBay. Photo from Living Etc. SHOE: Badgley Mischka Lissa Gold Metallic Evening Pump with Rosette ($245).

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Kelly Wearstler at her best, with art deco inspired wallpaper that brings to mind a candy-colored dream world. A normally groovy sort of lamp is elevated with a brass finish, the perfect accompaniment to the gold keepsake box and perfume bottles. SHOES: CL by Laundry In Stride Cork Wedge ($59) and Marc Fisher Crank Gold Metallic Cork Wedges ($69).

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Super fun and brightly colored room (a guest room perhaps?) by New York designer Robyn Karp. I wish I knew the trick to making so many different patterns work so well together. I also love those built in lacquered drawers and shelves. SHOES: Steve Madden Beasst Platform Pumps ($99) and Dr. Scholl’s Iris Thongs with Rosette ($45).

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A pair of purple pillows and deeply saturated landscape painting in shades of violet and red pick up on the colors in the gorgeous floral rug. There’s just enough color t0 seriously prettify an otherwise plain white room, featured in Elle Decor. SHOES: Steve Madden Beasst Platform Pumps ($99) and SHOES: Steve Madden Traisie Platform Pumps ($89).

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This room is an old favorite from Domino, with dark purple walls and serious suzani drapery. SHOE: Steve Madden Pammyy Ikat Platform Wedges ($99).

 

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