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Montage: 18 Rooms with Bare Branch Arrangements

Two years ago, after a trip to Copenhagen, I posted 22 Rooms with Scandinavian Holiday Decor. Although this post is not about the winter holidays, it is about decorating with branches and twigs in their bare, natural state in wintertime. While it can be nice to splurge on pretty, colorful flowers to brighten a room, especially during the depths of winter, bare tree branches are an easy (free) alternative. Tree branch arrangements add drama and interesting shapes and texture to a room. Stick them in a pot or clear glass vase with water. If you want a bit more embellishment, try branches with berries, pussy willows, flowering branches, or branches with a few leaves still intact. Here are 18 Scandinavian style interiors with tree branch arrangements.

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“Snow in Japan” print by Phil Noller – bare trees in a snowy landscape.
The bare tree branch in clear glass cylinder jar echoes the scene.
The sheepskin rug and fur throw add coziness.
Sydney, Australia home of Alice Flynn of Penny Farthing Design House
Photo by Tim Pascoe  •  via SF Girl by Bay

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A handful of bare skinny twigs plucked from a city tree.
Gray linens by Bedouin Societé

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Pussy willows in brass jug vase.
Vintage elm wood table from Danish home brand Bloomingville.

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Sweeping branch and photos of food in the kitchen of Fjeldborg blogger.
Note the sky blue tile counter.

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Tree branch arrangement in funky black vase.
Copenhagen apartment of Majbritt Meng & Jesper Johansson
Photo by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer or Gaelle Le Boulicaut  •  Bo Bedre
Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner (1963)

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Makeover of a home that’s a 1930s church.
The tree branch arrangment in the big black pot adds height.
Styled by Judith Dekker   •  Photo by James Stokes  •  Vt Wonen

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Reclaimed wood table, wire chair, sheepskin, bare tree branch arrangement.
Anna Malin  •  a Skona Hem blog

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Bare branches in glass vase in Scandinavian style apartment in Amsterdam.
via Homedit

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These branches still have some green leaves attached.
Stacked shelving system by JDS Architects for Muuto.

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Marimekko pillow, Muuto table, books on a ledge, bare branches.
Styled by Rikke Graff Juel / Ellen’s Album

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Wood style tile flooring by Topps Tiles.

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Twiggy arrangements in metal vessels in the home Annalena’s Hem blogger.

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Alseda stools from Ikea, Eames chair with sheepskin throw,
and tall branches in home of Norwegian blogger Tonje Boganes
via Dream Home Decorating

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Extra tall bare branches on wood dining table in front of a wooded view.
Sydney, Australia home of Alice Flynn of Penny Farthing Design House
Photo by Tim Pascoe  •  via SF Girl by Bay

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Flowering branches in white pitcher.
Sydney, Australia home of Alice Flynn of Penny Farthing Design House
Photo by Tim Pascoe  •  via SF Girl by Bay

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Bare branch arrangement on walnut dining table with black Eames chairs.
Styled by Louise Kamman Riising  •  Photo by Pernille Kaalund 
Femina

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Tree branch arrangement sporting pink flowers.
Boucherouite rug from Beldi Rugs
Home of  SF Girl By Bay blogger Victoria Smith

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Gnarled bare branches in clear glass vase.
Neon heart available at Penny Farthing Design House.

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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: 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: 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

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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
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A Parisian childcare center by Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

Giraffe-at-Studio-Dror

Studio Dror

Giraffe-leather-bookends-Serena-Lily

Serena + Lily

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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

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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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Susan Currie Design

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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.

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Stylist Marysia Dobrzanska • Photographer Emily Johnston Anderson

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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

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Skona Hem
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Sissy + Marley • Photographer Marco Ricca

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Rachel Leigh • The Coveteur

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Est Magazine

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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

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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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