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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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unidentified

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 IKEA

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Better Homes & Gardens-

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Carla Lane Interiors-

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Photo by Simon Whitmore for House to Home -

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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

TH-Julie Goldman of J

 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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Dress the part!
Tons of great pastels at Shopbop.

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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

Turnbull-Griffin-Haesloop-bedroom

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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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.)

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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

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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

Pottery-Barn-bird-prints-library

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

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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

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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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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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