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Montage: Red, White & Blue Tablescapes

Every Fourth of July since I’ve been with my husband, we’ve celebrated with a beach picnic on the Cape., almost always at Corn Hill. He’s been doing it with his family and their friends and families for pretty much his whole life. We’ve brought a few of our friends in on it, who’ve brought their friends. It’s a really nice evening, and has a very small town, Americana kind of feel, which is of course fitting seeing how it’s July 4th and all.

It’s one of my kids’ favorite times of year, and not just because that’s the one day other than their birthdays that we let them have a soda. They love running around the beach as the sun goes down, and hiding behind the dunes with summer friends. I always bring tons of S’mores makings and dole them out once the kids have roasted marshmallows on giant sticks. And then there’s the fireworks.

Over the years I’ve collected some festive Fourth of July accoutrements, including a bandana beach blanket that I got my sister to make. We always seem to have an abundance of little American flags on wooden dowels too (maybe my father-in-law buys them at the hardware store… not sure). The newest addition to the Fourth of July decorations is a red and white striped tablecloth by LinenMe.

LinenMe is a third generation family business that makes towels, bed sheets, towels, scarves, and throws from high quality Lithuanian linen, which is natural and hypoallergenic. The company’s publicist sent me a linen tablecloth to try tout. It’s strong but soft, and has a really nice feel. I will be bringing it to Corn Hill with me on Friday for our Fourth of July celebration.

I played around with the LinenMe tablecloth last week before I came back to Boston for a few days. It would look great draped over a wood table too. Here are a few photos of the linen tablecloth with some nautical-themed letterpress coasters I picked up at the Kennebunkport Festival last month, plus one of these American flags, some dishware, and wine. (You may have already seen them on my Instagram feed.)

In addition to my mini tablescapes, I’ve pulled together a dozen other red, white, and blue tabletop schemes for Fourth of July entertaining inspiration.

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Marni Elyse Katz for StyleCarrot

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Styled by Emily Rudda   •  Tou Jours

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Tori Spelling/EdiTORIal  •  David Tsay Photography  •  Redbook

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Jenny Steffens Hobick for Taste: Williams-Sonoma blog

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Hi Sugarplum!

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Charles Schiller Photography  •  Martha Stewart

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Johnny Miller Photography  •  Martha Stewart

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Beverly Farrington  •  Laurey W. Genn Photography  •  Southern Living

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 Taylor Made Weddings  •  Photo Love Stories  •  The Frosted Petticoat

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Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding

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A Thoughtful Place

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Montage: 18 Rooms with Capiz Shell Chandeliers

I’m not ordinarily into the shell thing, but when I first saw my friend Deb’s Florida condo, with its sleek modern design and furnishings (which reminded me right away of the furniture in our house on the Cape), I was surprised to see a West Elm capiz shell chandelier hanging above the dining table. Deb is so not a kitschy, shell kinda gal. Of course, like everything she does, it totally works.

Since I am in Florida right now, I thought it would be a good time to round up 18 rooms with capiz shell chandeliers. I love how they can look glam, or beachy. My favorite is the one above the amoeba-shaped modern tub; it’s stunning against those green and gold mosaic tiles.

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Interior design & photo by Laure Joliet

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Styled by Erika Brechtel  •  Photo by Sabra Lattos  •  Adore Home

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Erin Curci of E2 Interior Design  •  BHG

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Tobi Tobin  •  Photo by Karyn R. Millet  •  House Beautiful

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Samantha Pynn  •  Photo by Virginia Macdonald

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Home of fashion designer Gretchen Jones
Photo by Jamie Beck  •  Design Sponge

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Malibu home of fashion designer Minnie Mortimer  •  Vogue

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Photo by Douglas Friedman

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Matthew Patrick Smyth  •  Designer Visions Show House  •  Elle Decor

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Lisa Sherry Interieurs  •  Photo by Patrick Cline  •   Lonny

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Nest Designs  •  Photo by Mina Brinkey

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Home of stylist Kate Horsman
Photo by Janis Nicolay  •  House and Home (video)

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Flea Market Chic by Liz Bauwens & Alexandra Campbell  •  CICO Books

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Shea McGee Design

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Home of CNN Correspondent Alina Cho  •  Vogue

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Angie Hranowsky

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Suzy Hoodless  •  Photo by Dan Duchars

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Montage: 16 Rooms with Rope Lights

Earlier this month I started blogging for a Southern retail site with Etsy like suppliers called Bourbon & Boots. My first post was “Nine Unfinished Wood Looks That Are Anything But Raw,” inspired by a great Oak Block Lamp from Tungsten Customs that I found there (and might need to buy). I’ll be posting every two weeks. The next post, which should go live today, is inspired by another light from the site, a Rope Pendant Socket Light with an Edison bulb, made by Wildwood Design Company.

Of course, it reminded me of the very popular rope light by Toronto-based studio Atelier 688, which I also mentioned a couple of years ago when I wrote about West Bridge, the trendy Kendall Square, Cambridge restaurant. I’ve included that image here, along with 15 other spaces with rope lights.

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Farmshop

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BHG

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Photo by Laurie Black  •  BHG

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Lisa Kreiling of LTK Interiors  •  Urban Show House

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Jennifer Hagler of A Merry Mishap

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Hampton Designer Showhouse 2009
Photo by John Bessler &  Squire Fox   •  Traditional Home

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Photo by Alec Hemer for Country Living

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West Bridge  by Crème Design  •  Photo by designskool

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Kay Douglass Interiors

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Stylist Raina Kattelson  •  Photo by Emily Anderson •  Rue Magazine

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Pursley Dixon Architecture
Photo by Stacey Van Berkel for Garden & Gun

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Christopher Grubb of Arch Interiors  •  HGTV

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CCS Architecture  •  Photo by Kris Tamburello

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Photo by Elizabeth Watsky for Remodelista

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Ace Hotel Palm Springs

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Atelier 688

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Montage: 20 Vintage Bathroom Vanities

I tend to skew towards a modern aesthetic and certainly in the bathroom, where function, ease, and cleanliness is crucial. A year ago (it feels like yesterday), I posted  Montage: 20 Bathrooms with Modern Vanities along with Get the Look: 28 (Mostly) Modern Bathroom Vanities, precipitated by my lamenting our atrocious pink and nude bathroom in Delray Beach. (Yeah, I know, a flesh-toned Florida bathroom is better than no Florida bathroom!)

There are so many modern vanity options—I particularly like this style of natural wood modern bathroom vanity that hangs on the wall. Of course, I’m always up for a classic white marble bathroom too. If we ever redo the Boston bathroom (my biggest home decor wish), that’s probably the way we’ll go, given the style in these parts.

 Today I thought I’d play with a more vintage look, at least here on the blog. Designers who favor an antique, country, or rustic feel, often use a chest, console, or other interesting cabinet as a bathroom vanity. While an old chest could be annoying, with sticking drawers and peeling paint, a console table with a shelf running along the bottom is a great idea, since it provides storage for towels or baskets, without being blocky.

Here are 20 examples of vintage bathroom vanities that still manage to look fresh.

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Kali Cavanagh
Photo by Armelle Habib for Inside Out

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Ekenstam

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Photo by Fabienne Delafraye

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BHG

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Antonio Martins  •  California Home + Design 

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Light Locations

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This Old House  •  Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

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BHG

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BHG

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via Home Bunch

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Home of Zoé de la Cases  •  Photo by Morten Holtum

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New England Home

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Meghan Stroebel

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Stylist Tahani Aiesh of Steen & Aiesh

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BHG

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Kelly Abramson Architecture

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Paola Navone
Photo by Max Zambelli for Elle Decor Italia

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Studio Farris Architects

Darryl Carter’s Townhouse

Darryl Carter’s D.C. townhouse
Photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Montage: 32 Brass Kitchens

Following up on my last shopping post 34 Brass Accents, here’s a roundup of kitchens with brass details: brass handles and drawer pulls, brass lighting, brass ranges and hoods, and even one with brassy cabinetry. Brass hardware could be a good way of freshening up a white kitchen. A lot of the kitchens here are black; while black and brass is striking, it’s too much drama for me personally. I would however adore a gray kitchen and would be happy to experiment with brass fixtures. I also love the way the brass accents look with the natural wood details on the island in the Brooklyn townhouse featured in Dwell. Have a look for yourself; would love to know your preferences. Also, have a look at my post on Lamps Plus, “5 Ways to Add Brass Lighting in the Kitchen,” which includes a roundup of some great brass light fixtures (it will be live at 2 pm ET today).

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Home of stylist Sasha Seymour • Canadian House & Home

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Amy Meier Design

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Amy Meier Design 

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Alecia Stevens • Photo by Susan Gilmore

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Tamara Kaye Honey, House of Honey  •   TradHome

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Cococozy

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Elle Decor

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Celerie Kemble, Kemble Interiors

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Ilse Crawford, Studio Ilse
Ett Hem Hotel, Sweden

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Kelly Deck Design with Aya Kitchens • Interior Design Show West 2012
I Dream of Chairs

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Curtis & Windham Architects

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Jessica Helgerson, JH Interior Design
Photo by Lincoln Barbour

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Lloyd Ralphs Design
Photo by  Virginia Macdonald for House & Home

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Karlavagen76

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Photo by Ashlee Raubach • Decor de Provence

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Homes & Antiques

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Jean-Louis Denoit

Adobe Photoshop PDF

Workstead
Photo by Matthew Williams for Dwell

brass-faucet-London kitchen by Charles Mellersh.

Charles Mellersh Design Studio

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Zoldan Interiors

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Skona Hem

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Workstead
Photo by Matthew Williams for Dwell

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Home of HGTV designer Tommy Smythe
Photo by Angus Fergusson for Canadian House & Home

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Betty Lou Phillips

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Home of designer Summer Thornton

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Beam kitchen for Ekoij
Designed by Tom Dixon in collaboration with Lindholdt Studio

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Ilse Crawford, Studio Ilse

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Bierly Drake Design  •  Traditional Home

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The Hunted Interior

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 Susan Dossetter and Andrew Skurman  •  House Beautiful

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Aerin Lauder in her Hamptons kitchen  •  Vogue

 

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Montage: 25 Mint Kitchens

Yes, my prom dress junior year was mint. Fine. But mint’s made a comeback. (Nevermind I haven’t once used my lovely mint tote.) These 25 mint kitchens are a mix of old and new. Some use mint with a fresh twist, by combining it with black. Other mint kitchens are done  with retro spirit (hello mint Smeg fridge). For tips on achieving mint kitchens minus the kitsch, have a look at my newest installment on Wayfair’s blog, “Decorating with Mint in the Kitchen.”

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 Photo by Petra Bindel for Elle Interior Sweden

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Nordic Leaves

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Decor de Provence

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Garrison Hullinger

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Photo by Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful

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Better Homes & Gardens-

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Ralfefarfars Paradise

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Martha Stewart

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 Photo by Thomas Loof

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Sukkertoy for Oyet

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Fantastic Frank

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 IKEA

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Carla Lane Interiors-

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Photo by Simon Whitmore for House to Home -

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Montage: 20 Rooms with Crystal Ball Chandeliers

I still have not gotten around to really thinking about what sort of statement light fixture I want for the living room. When we did renovations a couple of years ago, I had the electrician wire it up for something shiny or sparkly in the smack middle of the space (recessed lights and two vintage lamps light it now). The idea was I’d search and save up for a spectacular light fixture. I have long had my eye on vintage Italian crystal floral ball chandeliers like the one in the first photo below. Usually, especially these days, my taste runs towards the more minimal and contemporary, but I can’t get my mind off these feminine lovelies. I’m sure originals are way out of reach price-wise, but I have definitely seen versions of less expensive crystal ball lights. I’ll pull together a roundup of those tomorrow.

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Interior designer Penny Drue Baird, Dessins, LLC
Architect David Ruff, Design Laboratories LLC
Photographer Simon Upton for Architectural Digest

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Lynne Scalo Design
Photographer Tim Street-Porter for Interiors Magazine

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Home of Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings
Architect David Mann, MR Architecture and Decor
Photographer Nikolas Koenig for Architectural Digest

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Uxus

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Elle Decor

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Photographer Eric Paisecki

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Kravitz Design

Modern Dining Room Gaelle Le Boulicaut

Photographer Gaelle Le Boulicaut

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Photographer Nicole Franzen

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Applegate Tran Interiors

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Photographer Sara Essex Bradley

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Russell Groves Architecture

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Alessandra Branca

Jean Louis Deniot Opulent Bathroom

Jean-Louis Deniot

Steven Gambrel Living Room Global

Steven GambrelArchitectural Digest

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 Nate Berkus
Photographer Roger Davies for Elle Decor 

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MADE Architecture
Photography by William Waldron for Architectural Digest

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Stylist Ilse van de Meerakker

Sophie Paterson Interiors Crystal Globe Hallway

Sophie Paterson Interiors

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Montage: 30 Pretty Pastel Interiors

When browsing J.Crew the other day, I noticed an abundance of pastel products. There’s always a healthy serving of pretty pastel rooms on Pinterest, and given my obsession with Scandinavian decor, especially white rooms sprinkled with pops of color, they’re always on my radar. I also just put together a post on pretty bedrooms for girls for the Matouk blog that posted yesterday, for which I had to slog through many a pink room to find the gems. Anyway, pastel style does seem to be a thing. Here are 30 pretty pastel interiors. Love ‘em, or not so much? I like to look at them. Not sure I could live in one. Would definitely do a guest room in such a scheme. My favorite here is the very first. The combinatino of violet and mint is inspired.

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Home of cosmetics executive Jeanine Lobell and actor Anthony Edwards
Rafael de Cardenas, Architecture at Large
Photographer William Waldron   –  Elle Decor

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Stenciled floors by artist Gretchen Weller Howard

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Home of jewelry designer Stine A. Johansen
Photographer Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer  -  Interiormagasinet

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Home of Dos Family blogger on Design Sponge

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FrydDesign

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Home of stylist Ana Antunes

House-&-Home-pastels- Stacey-Smithers

Photographer Michael Graydon  -  House & Home

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Jaime Mears, Furbish Studio  -  Lonny

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NYC home of Kiane Von Mueffling  by Burley Katon Halliday
Photographer Ditte Isager for Australian Vogue Living

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 Home of Real Simple editor, Kelley Carter  - Lonny

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Melanie Turner Interiors

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Home of Fjeldborg blogger, Ingrid via Lanalou Style

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Home of blogger of My Old Country House

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House Doctor‘s Spring 2011 “Everyday” collection

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Photographer Petra Bindel 
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 Hus & Hem

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Photographer David Cleveland  -  Stylist Laura Fulmine

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Hecker Guthrie Studio

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 Photographer Olaf Szczepaniak   –   Schoner Wohnen

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Photographer Malia Cano  -  Style Me Pretty

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Suzanne Kasler

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 Julie Goldman, J. Latter Design  -  Traditional Home

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 Tobi Fairley  -  Traditional Home

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 Home of The Everygirl blogger Danielle Moss

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 Fashion designer Vanessa Bruno’s Paris apartment
Photographer Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer  –  Interiormagasinet

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VT Wonen

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Willem de Koonig’s studio  -  Architectural Digest

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Montage: 35 Master Bedroom Sanctuaries

I know I’ve mentioned this on my Facebook page, but not sure I announced it here—I am now the official blogger for Massachusetts-based luxury bedding company Matouk, along with (and because of) my wonderful, dear friend and colleague, Meredith Barnett. We are blogging on the company’s brand new site (now with e-commerce) weekly, as well as working with designer Mindy Matouk to provide Q&As and design tips. I’ve also been tasked with creating and maintaing Matouk’s Pinterest boards, so be sure to follow. One of our first topics is the very Matouk-y theme of bedroom sanctuaries, so I thought I’d share a full-on collection of such rooms with you too. Makes me want to fall into bed and stay a while . . .

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Hugh Newell Jacobsen  -  Architectural Digest

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Shelton Mindel & Associates  -  Architectural Digest

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Amy Lau Design

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Angie Hranowsky

AT-blue-bedroom

Betsy Burnham

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Vincent Van Duysen Architects

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Courtnay Daniels Haden  -  Elle Decor

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Gilles & Boissier

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Ksenia Nikitina – AD Russia 

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Lori Graham Design

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Katie Leede of Digs by Katie

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Domino

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Home of Michael Leva in Elle Decor

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Gary McBournie  –  House Beautiful

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House Beautiful

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Jonathan Adler

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 Kelly Wearstler

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LaPlace & Co.

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Aerin Lauder’s Aspen home in Vogue

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Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Carrier-&-Company-Hamptons-bedroom

Carrier & Company

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Tom Scheerer

Lori-Graham-bedroom

Lori Graham Design

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Fantastic Frank via Emma’s Design Blog

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Sara Gilbane

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Ruthie Sommers

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Interior designer Rose Uniacke’s London home in T Magazine

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Photographer Eric Roth

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Photographer Lincoln Barbour

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Jayne Design Studio

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Anne Hepfer

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 Mary McDonald


Don’t forget to add a feature armchair to your bedroom sanctuary to really make it a space for comfort and relaxation.

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Dress your bed in Goose Down Duvets from Elysha Charles for a sumptuous sleeping experience.

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Montage: 34 Rooms with Art on Bookshelf Fronts

By now you know we have a lot of artwork. We’ve been diligent about hanging, but there are plenty of pieces propped against the wall, and worse, hiding in cabinets and behind furniture, but in some cases we’ve gotten creative. While we haven’t hung art on the fronts of our built in bookshelves, I did recently grab a hammer and nail to hang a lovely nude drawing by Chaim Gross on the frame of the bay window in the living room. I love the way it adds a touch of color and movement to an otherwise bland surface. (The blinds have got to go.)

BACK BAY BOSTON LIVING ROOM STYLECARROT

My Back Bay living room

In related news, my second blog post for Wayfair went live today: “8 Ways to Display Art.” Today’s post is taken from tip #6: Be Brave with Bookshelves. Here are 34 rooms that do just that. Would you try it? Here’s a secret. . . we mounted our flat screen television to the bookshelves in the family room. Didn’t think the shelves would still be functional, but they’re actually fine for DVDs.

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Skona Hem

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Blair Voltz Clarke • Lonny

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Jan Showers

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Home of chef Alex HitzHouse Beautiful

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Home of designer Lindsey BondHouse Beautiful
Photograph by  Jonny Valiant

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Michael S. SmithElle Decor

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Home of Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley
Elle Decor

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Carrier & CompanyElle Decor
Photographed by William Waldron

CELERIE KEMBLE LIBRARY WITH ABSTRACT ART

Celerie Kemble

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Photographed by Tria Giovan

Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch-G.P

Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch

MILES REDD PINK AND BLACK ROOM

Miles Redd

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Eric Cohler

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Pottery Barn

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Mr. Peacock • Design*Sponge

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Fernando Bengoechea of Markham Roberts

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Lonny

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Lonny

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Home of Libertine clothing designer Johnson Hartig
LA Times

KATIE RIDDER BLUE BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES

Katie Ridder

KATIE LYDON DINING ROOM LIBRARY BOOKSHELVES

Katie Lydon

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Elle Decor

20X200 FOR WEST ELM AFFORDABLE ARTWORK

20×200 for West Elm

GREEN WALLS WITH BLUE BACK BOOKSHELVES

Canadian House & Home

Douglas Friedman for Domino Magazine

Domino

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Domino

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Domino

PURPLE PAINTED BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES HARPER

Lindsey Coral Harper, LCH Interiors

BOOKSHELF HEADBOARD ABSTRACT ART BHG

Better Homes & Gardens

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL CAROL CURTIS SARAH NORWOOD GUEST ROOM

Carol Curtis and Sarah Norwood • House Beautiful

VICTORIA PEARSON LIBRARY WHITE ARMCHAIRS

Photographed by Victoria Pearson for Martha Stewart

TAMZIN GREENHILL BLACK WALLS BOOKSHELVES STUDY

Tamzin Greenhill

 

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Montage: 40 Painted Built-In Bookshelves

Montage: 32 Interiors with Nude Artwork

Montage: 44 Interiors with Oversize Artt

 

 

 

 

 

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