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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: Enclosed Fireplaces

I remember growing up that every house had a red brick fireplace enclosed in awful cloudy glass with brass trim. It looked just terrible, but I guess the thinking was that by containing the heat, the fire would help actually heat the room—ambience be damned. For heat, it’s probably more effective to do a wood stove type of thing (see my freestanding fireplace post); my in-laws have one in their kitchen in Connecticut and it’s so toast.

Poking around my Pinterest boards for fireplaces, I am happy to report that the glass enclosed fireplace has received a much needed update. Apparently they’re called authentic balanced flue gas fires. A balanced flue is a glass fronted gas appliance, which is completely sealed from the room into which it’s installed and vents directly to an outside wall. Air is drawn in from the outside for combustion purposes increasing its efficiency through an outer pipe, whilst the inner pipe vents the combustion gases outside. Got that?

The 17 fireplaces below seem to be of the balanced flue variety, though I’m no expert. In any case, they’re all cozy and I’d love to install one into my non-working fireplaces in Boston.

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Paul Archer Design

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Skona Hem

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Elizabeth Roberts/Ensemble Architecture

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Plus Arkkitehdit

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Photo from Linnea Press

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Photo by Helenio Barbetta for Dwell

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Bolig Magasinet

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Susanna Cotts

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Photo by Lars Kaslov for Bo Bedre

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Vt Wonen

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Paul de Ruiter Architects

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Stone panels by TotalStone

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Home of stylist Kim van Rossenberg
Photo by Ernie Enkelaar for 101 Woonideeen

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JD Ireland Interior Architecture

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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: Woodsy Winter Tablescapes

I don’t do Christmas, and I’m really not into the whole red, green, and gold thing. But I  pretty much love anything Scandinavian, including Scandinavian style Christmas tables. These Nordic-inspired woodsy tablescapes all incorporate natural elements, like evergreen sprigs, pinecones, and branches. Bringing a bit of the outdoors is cost effective and cozy. Here are 18 woodsy winter tablescapes. For more ideas, see my “Rustic Christmas Table Decorating Ideas” post on the Wayfair blog.

Table Setting With Pine Cones And Evergreen

 via Styling Pics

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Stylizmo

Christmas Table Setting Rue Magazine

Rue Magazine

Winter Tablescape With Natural Elements

Nordingarden

Reindeer Sugar Cookies On Log Charger

Sweet Little Peanut

Mini Christmas Tree Nordic Tables

 The House that Lars Built • Photo by Cassidy Tuttle

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Lantliv, * Photo by Fredrikke Heiberg

Bulb Plantings on Holiday Table

Welke

Woodsy Winter Wonderland Wedding

Deborah Zoe Photography

Country Woodsy Wedding Tablescape

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Christmas Table With Linen Tablecloth Red Ribbon

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Natural Table Setting With Newspapers

Alt Summit 2012 Sunday Suppers

Natural Tablescape From FrokenKnopp Blog

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Pine Branches Under Glasses On The Table

Bo Bedre

White Candles And Moss For Xmas

Bo Bedre

Pine Tree Place Cards For Christmas Table

Martha Stewart

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Stylizmo

Place Cards In Pine Cones

Brides

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Montage: 28 Hallways With Inspired Pendant Lights (In Multiples)

When I first started putting together my most recent post for the Lamps Plus blog, “7 Hallway Lighting Ideas,” I didn’t realize how helpful it was going to be. I’m a big fan of statement lighting, even before everyone had to have it. (I used a trio of pendants in a guest room on the Cape, two frosted and one clear; the electrician thought my order was wrong.)

A stylist once told me that lighting is like jewelry for the home. So, why has it not occurred to me to add interesting lighting to our dreary downstairs hallway? True, the ceiling may be too low for pendant lights, but anything would be an improvement. Must investigate.

In the meantime here are 28 hallways with lights in multiples. There’s an array of styles, from classic schoolhouse pendants and traditional lanterns to industrial cage lights, and others. I actually love all those red cords of the bare bulbs in the home featured in Dwell. And I love how the succession of glossy black drum shades in the offices of fashion label By Malene Birger looks so sophisticated. Also love the copper pendants in the Jean Louis Denoit-designed hallway. So many great examples here.

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Fox-Nahem Design  •  Architectural Digest

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Lewis/Schoeplein Architects

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Photo by Douglas Friedman

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Sutton Suzuki Architects

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Tim Barber Architecture

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Home of Gather and Build blogger

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Copenhagehn home of interior designer Tina Havmøller
Bo Bedre

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2fORM Architecture

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LGA Architectural Partners •  Dwell

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A Good Chick To Know  •  Tracey Ayton Photography

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Robert Passal  •  TradHome 2011

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Offices of fashion label By Malene Birger

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John Maniscalco Architecture

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Thomas Shafer Architects

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Peacock Pavillions  •  Photo by Patrick Cline for Lonny

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Jean Louis Deniot

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Home of By Nord designer Hanne Berzant  •  Femina

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A Good Chick To Know  •  Tracey Ayton Photography

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Photo by Lisbet Sporndly

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Photo by Petra Bindel

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Sandvold Blanda Architecutre + Interiors

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Whitten Architects  •  Photo by Trent Bell

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Parkyn Design

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J. Marshall Porterfield Architecture

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Kristin Rocke
Photo by William Waldron  •  TradHome 2013

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Jean Louis Deniot

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Photo by Simon Devitt for Urbis Magazine

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Montage: 56 Spaces Decorated with Giraffes

I think the first time I really noticed a giraffe from a design perspective (besides when I was at the zoo), was almost three years ago when my friend’s baby was chewing on a rubber one. You know it—the ubiquitous Sophie the Giraffe Teether by Vulli. (If you’re not up on tot stuff, guarantee you’ll notice one tomorrow.) When Martha Stewart shared the cover of the September issue with a practically life sized stuffed giraffe in her grandchild’s nursery, I knew I was past due for a post. So, now six months later, I’ve finally pulled one together. My punishment for delay is your treat — I have over 50 images for you. I know a lot of other blogs have noticed the trend too, but I hope a bunch of these are new for you. There’s quite a few nurseries with giraffes, but plenty of grownup spaces too.



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Sarah Brown •  The Coveteur

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NYC home of Rachelle Hruska founder of Guest of a Guest
Photo by Kelly Stuart  • The Glow

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Incorporated Architecture & Design

Giraffe-Orange-Bookshelves-Bailey-McCarthy-Interiors

Bailey McCarthy Interiors • Design Sponge

Giraffe-room-by-Holly-Marder

Holly Marder • Houzz

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 Styled Creative for Brown Betty Bakery • Photo by Alison Conklin

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Molly Sims
Giraffe-Childcare-Centre-Hondelatte-Laporte-Architectes

A Parisian childcare center by Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

Giraffe-at-Studio-Dror

Studio Dror

Giraffe-leather-bookends-Serena-Lily

Serena + Lily

GIRAFFE-Aurelie-Lecuyer-le-dans-la

Stylist Aurelie Lecuyer • ledansla

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Rachel Leigh • The Coveteur

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Broder Frauenglass Interiors

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Stylist Marion Alberge  • Designer Muriel Cibot  • Photographer Cyril Robin

Giraffe-House-of-Honey

Tamara Kaye-Honey of House of Honey

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Madeline StuartElle Decor

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

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Jonathan Adler

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Single Stone Studios

Giraffe-nursery-liz-carroll-interiorsLiz Carroll Interiors

giraffe-jonathan-adler-palm-beachJonathan Adler

GIRAFFE BritHouse tour on Darling Darleen

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Home of hair & makeup artist Joey Maalouf
Photo by Ben Watts for The Coveteur

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GIRAFFE ELEPHANT  Susan Currie

Susan Currie Design

GIRAFFE house weird

Home of Paris designer Ora Ito via Sara’s Blog

GIRAFFE kids room via casaliscious

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KLM Design
Photographer Mikkel Adsbøl, • Stylist Katrine Martensen-Larsenn

Giraffe Manor, in Nairobi.

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Erika Brechtel of Small Shop Studio

GIRAFFE orange headboard

Anne Hepfer

Giraffe DR

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Lee Radziwill’s Paris apartment • Elle Decor

GIRAFFE PENGUIN bunk beds

Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis

GIRAFFE Photograph by Mark Seelen in Australian Vogue Living

Photographer Mark Seelen for Australian Vogue Living

Designers Andrew Halliday and David Greer photo by thomas loof

Andrew Halliday and David Greer
Photographer Thomas Loof • House Beautiful

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Sissy + Marley

GIRAFFE play area

Jennifer Pebbles

GIRAFFE Poster

Pottery Barn Kids

Giraffe prints

The March Collective

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Lulu DK for Schumacher

GIRAFFE Rue Magazine (November 2012 Issue). Styling by Marysia Dobrzanska. Photography by Emily Johnston Anderson.

Rue Magazine
Stylist Marysia Dobrzanska • Photographer Emily Johnston Anderson

GIRAFFE sous style

L.A. home of stylist Juliet JerniganSous Style

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Artist Janet Hill

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Nina Garcia • Architectural Digest

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Bo Bedre
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Dinder House decorated by Ilse Crawford  • T Magazine

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Darryl Carter

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Robin Pelissier

GIRAFFE-skona-hem

Skona Hem
Sissy + Marley Nursery Concierge NYC Marco Ricca.

Sissy + Marley • Photographer Marco Ricca

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Rachel Leigh • The Coveteur

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Est Magazine

SONY DSC

Rosenberry Rooms

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 Ore Studios

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Photographer Teri Lyn Fisher

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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: 22 Rooms with Scandinavian Holiday Decor

I love Scandinavian everything; even the Christmas decorations.

Don’t hate me, but I’m usually kind of anti-Christmas, being Jewish and all. That said, I did elope on Christmas Eve in Grand Central Station, and I do love being with my (non-Jewish) family during the holidays. But that’s more about love than the hoopla of the season.

My perspective was altered after my trip to Copenhagen last November. Holiday decor there is simple and rustic. The sheepskin, antlers, white stars, branches, and candlelight are earthy and wonderful. So, in the interest of celebrating winter holidays, here’s a dose of Nordic decor, December-style.

 Also, click over to the LampsPlus Style Illuminated blog, where I’m a guest blogger this month, for my “Home Accessories for a Scandinavian Style Christmas” post.

NORWAY BEDROOM CHRISTMAS DECOR

Vakre Hjem & Interior

SCANDINAVIAN RUSTIC DENMARK NORWAY HOLIDAY

Sweet Paul Magazine

SCANDINAVIAN HOLIDAY TABLE SETTING WISHBONE CHAIR

Real Living Magazine
Stylist Sarah Ellison  –  Photographer Chris Wames

NATURAL CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS STAR TREE LIGHTS

Lupis twine cone trees and star garlands
by David Stark for West Elm

SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS TREE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

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Lantliv Magazine
Photographer Sofi Sykfont 

Seaside home in Rågeleje, Denmark
Lantliv Magazine
Photographer Frederikke Heiberg

SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS TREE HOLIDAY DECOR

Country Life
Photographer Magdalena Björnsdotter

via Style Me Pretty

SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS TREE HOLIDAY DECOR

Lantliv Magazine
Photographer Fredrikke Heiberg

RUSTIC CHRISTMAS DECOR STAR TOLIX CHAIR

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SCANDINAVIAN NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DECOR

via Norwegian blogger Kjerstis Lykke

RUSTIC XMAS HOLIDAY DECOR

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SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DECOR TABLE SETTING

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DECOR PINE CONES VASES BRANCHES

Bo Bedre
Photographer Kristian Septimus Krogh

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS IN SCANDINAVIA

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RUSTIC CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DECOR DENMARK WREATH

Bo Bedre
Photographer Kristian Septimus Krogh

RUSTIC CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DECOR SCANDINAVIAN XMAS

via Huset

RUSTIC CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DECOR SHEEPSKIN RUG ANTLERS

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STAR HOLIDAY NORDIC XMAS TABLE BENTWOOD CHAIR

via Analeena’s Hem

RUSTIC CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DECOR

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RUSTIC BENCH HEART CHRISTMAS NORDIC STYLE

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If you love these, I’ll do a roundup of Nordic Xmas vignettes.

M O R E   * SCANDINAVIAN*  S T Y L E

Finn Juhl’s Art Collection
IKEA PS Collection 2012
44 Rooms with Candlesticks
32 White Rooms with Pops of Color 

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Montage: 38 Rooms with Long-Armed Sconces

A few years ago it was the bare bulb.  Now everyone’s hanging these super spindly sconces in unexpected places (and sometimes they even have bare bulbs). Over sinks and sofas, from beams, and reaching straight across kitchens, they’re an interesting element, and certainly functional. Some have a mid-century Italian twist, others are more industrial work horses. I guess I like them, though it’s not exactly easy to install a sconce on a whim. I wonder if those who are incorporating them into current projects will feel like they’re trendy/dated in a couple of years. Time will tell. In the meantime, I like them, even if they look like they might reach out and grab you.

Photographer Inger Marie Grini  – Bo Bedre

Kelly Behun

via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

via Design Traveller

via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Photographer Nathan Kirkman

Photographer Pernille Kaalund

Tamzin Greenhill

via Blood and Champagne

Paul Caddell of Abingdon 12

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DWR

NYT

Photographer Peter Margonelli

Ron Marvin  –  Traditional Home

via Blood and Champagne

via Blood and Champagne

Elle Espana

Photographer Andreas Mickkel Hansen – Bolig Magasinet

Elle Decoration South Africa

Piet Boon

Dimore Studio

Shelton Mindel & Associates

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Photographer Armelle Habib

Photographer Toby Scott  –  Est Magazine

Norm Architects Copenhagen

via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

via Lello

Shelton Mindel & Associates

 Alketas Pazis in Athens

Atlanta Homes Magazine

via Blood and Champagne

Photographer Magnus Anesund

Elle Decoration

Home of gallerist David Gill – Photographer Ricardo Labougle

Bolig Magasinet

Photographer Magnus Anesund

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Montage: 44 Rooms with Candlesticks and Candelabras

Ever since I got back from my design trip to Copenhagen last fall, I’ve been really interested in candlesticks. Candles are a key element in Scandinavian interiors, the fire adding both warmth and light over the long winter months of shortened days. I fell for smooth, brightly colored wooden pairs in the airport outpost of the department store Illums Bolighus, and located a set on eBay when I got home. (More beat up than smooth, but very inexpensive.) A lot of these interiors are Scandinavian in style, though not all. I bet you will recognize some specific candle holders and candelabras below. Which can you identify?

Real Estate Agency Stadshem via Desire to Inspire
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Photographer Danielle Moss – The Everygirl
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Home of the blogger behind A Merry Mishap
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Bo Bedre  |  Hus & Hem
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Nacho Polo Design
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mc & co design store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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Home of Diana van Ewijk of Ozowiezo
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Real Estate Agency Lagerlings
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via Solid Frog-Mia Linnman  |  Martha Stewart Living
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Photographer Cyrille Robin  |  Traditional Home
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VitraHaus by architects Herzog & de Meuron |  Studio William Heffner
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via Vosges Paris  |  via Room For Two
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Photographer Anita Colero via Sunday in Bed  |  Photographer Max Zambelli
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via Alvhem Makleri & Interior
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Ranjana and Naeem Khan’s SoHo loft in Elle Decor
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Photographer Stellan Herner
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Milk Magazine  |  via Hus & Hem
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Deborah Wecselman Design  |  LDa Architecture & Interiors via Houzz
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Weitzman Halpern Design
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Adam Bram Straus Interior Design
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Fox-Nahem Design  | Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör
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via Design Attractor  |  via Chocolate Creative
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Weitzman Halpern Design
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Photographer Lesley Unruh  |  Gaile Guevara Interior Design
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SF Girl by the Bay  |  Stylist Susanna Vento
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via Note to Self  |  via The Peak of Chic
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via Pinterest  |  via Beau Lifestyle
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via Emma’s Design Blog  |  via Chocolate Creative

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