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Montage: Walk in Showers with Frameless Glass Partitions

Door or no door? There’s no question that a walk in shower is the way to go (nobody wants to climb over a tub), but do you do just a simple, frameless glass partition, or do you add a door?

I was just having this conversation with someone (though I don’t remember who), and she pointed out that it’s a lot less expensive if you skip the door, not just in terms of the glass, but the hardware and installation. There’s also the whole hassle of shower door seals.

A shower without a door is good for a smaller space. We used one when we renovated our master bath down in DC, and also in the guest bedroom on the Cape. You also need to consider the shape. We did a door in the master because it’s square. And of course, if you don’t like a breeze on your naked body.

The other option is to do a tile wall or half wall. Not sure how the pricing works out. I guess it’s a decent option for more modest folks, but it definitely closes in the space, whereas glass keeps everything light and open.

Here are 15 walk in showers with frameless glass partitions sans doors.

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MiCasa

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Silvio Rech + Lesley Carstens Architecture

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Lori Pepe-Lunché  •  Design Sponge

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Eric Roth Photography

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Fabio Galeazzo Design

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Minarc Design

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John Granen Photography

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Home of artist  Rory Dobner  •  Elle Decoration

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unidentified

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Canadian House & Home

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Francois Muracciole Architects  •  Agathe Perroy Interiors

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unidentified

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unidentified

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London loft of Hosh Ibrahim 

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Architects Felipe Hess & Renata Pedrosa  •  Fran Parente Photography

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Heath Tiles

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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: 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

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

Elle-Decor-library-with-art

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

 

M O R E  o n  S T Y L E C A R R O T

Montage: 40 Painted Built-In Bookshelves

Montage: 32 Interiors with Nude Artwork

Montage: 44 Interiors with Oversize Artt

 

 

 

 

 

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Montage: 50 Rooms with Built-In Log Storage

Last week my first post of the year for the Lamps Plus blog was published, Firewood Storage Solutions, From Trays to Totes. Since ’tis the season, and I’ve been seeing massive stacks of logs on Pinterest, here’s a companion post for you, with plenty more of the look.

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Stine Langvad Interior DesignElle Deco Denmark 

Photo by Ann-Charlotte Fagerlin for Expressen

photographer Ann-Charlotte Fagerlin for Expressen

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Skona Hem magazine

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 Catherine Kwong Design

photographer Paul Massey.

 photographer Paul Massey

Marimekko’s Spring 2009 catalog-logs

Marimekko’s Spring 2009 catalog

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Pizza East restaurant, London via Arch Daily
Michaelis Boyd Associates  -  photographer Richard Lewisohn

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Summer home of set designer Rie Lykke, Denmark
photographer Pernille Kaalund for Femina

MARK BORTHWICK BOOKSHELVES

photographer Mark Borthwick

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firewood organizer by Antonio Lupi

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Erin Martin Design

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Mikkel Mortensen of Yellows Photography

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The Construction Zone

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Meister Construction

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photographer Daniel Hertzell

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 Shim Sutcliffe Architects

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Catalonia fireplace by Francesc Rifé Studio

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unidentified

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Murakami Design
photographer Michael Graydon for Canadian House & Home

Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects

Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects

rustic room

unidentified

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unidentified

purple flowres

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Photos- Maria-Isabel Hansson via Hus och Hem

Photographer Maria-Isabel HanssonHus & Hem

Photo ©- Greg Cox-HogL House of Pictures

photographer Greg Cox for HogL House of Pictures

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 Andersson Wise Architects

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 Olson Kundig Architects

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unidentified

Kelly Klein beach house AD

Kelly Klein’s beach house
Architectural Digest

built by photographer Trine Thorsen

Built by photographer Trine Thorsen

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 Klikk

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 Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

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Jeltje Fotografie

Culligan Abraham Architecture

Culligan Abraham Architecture

Studio Ko

Studio Ko

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Elle Decor

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Elle Decor

Kendall Conrad, via C Magazine.

Kendall ConradC Magazine

firewood organizers by Antonio Lupi

firewood organizers by Antonio Lupi

Lena Proudlock Photography for Maison Francase Magazine

Lena Proudlock Photography for Maison Francase 

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Elle Decor

 architects Renaud De Poorter and Femke Holdrinet

architects Renaud De Poorter and Femke Holdrinet

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home of Elisabeth Heier via The Veda House

BY AKSL ARCHITECTS

AKSL Architects

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Cubic wood fireplace stove by Wittus

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photographer Nina Kellokoski of Nina K. Studio

[via The White Company - Savoy Bed Linen Collection

Savoy Bed Linen Collection via The White Company

The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu

The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu

Jarlath-Mellett

Jarlath Mellett

 

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Montage: 47 Bedrooms with Upholstered Headboards

As I’m wrapping up the details on Meredith and Daniel’s apartment, I’m also sorting through my overabundance of images in iPhoto. In the mass cleanup are a multitude of upholstered beds. If you recall, the design process started with the master bedroom, because Meredith had a specific look in mind. Said look revolved around a great upholstered bed. We opted for a silhouette with gentle curves, white canvas upholstery, and nickel nail heads. As you can see from these rooms, there are so many different variations on shape, pattern, color, and detailing. Tomorrow I’ll round up specific styles for you to shop.

Anthony Baratta

Tom Scheerer

Susie Sarlo – Beau Monde Interior Design

Katie Leede – Digs by Katie

Amy Lau Design

Photographer Eric Roth

M. Design

Jen Ramos’ bedroom – Made By Girl

Martha Stewart Living

Fawn GalliDomino Magazine

Elle Decor 

VT Wonen

Serena & Lily

Lonny Magazine

 Cole & Son ‘Palm Leaves’ wallpaper
via House of Turquoise

Living Etc.

Frank Roop – Photographer Eric Roth

Palmer Weiss – TRADhome

via All Things Thrifty

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Photographer Toby Scott

Piet Boon

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Vanessa de Vargas – Lonny Magazine

Lotus Bleu Design

Mary McDonald – Domino Magazine

Photographer Carolyn BarberHouse to Home

Celerie Kemble Interiors

Fawn Galli

Jonathan BergerHouse Beautiful

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Burnham Design

Greg Natale

Delphine Krakoff – Pamplemousse Design

VT Wonen

White Webb

Firmdale Hotel

Elle Decoration Norway

Photographer Brian Park

HGTV

Canadian House & Home

Photographer Carolyn Barber - House to Home

Atlanta Homes Magazine

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Annie SelkeHouse Beautiful

Kevin Hart Interiors

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Montage: 54 Kitchen Banquettes

Our Boston condo is under renovation. One of the features we are adding is a banquette adjacent to the kitchen area. It seems to me that there’s been a proliferation of built-in seating recently. Unlike the booths of the ’70s (I grew up with an orange and white vinyl booth in a kitchen with oversize floral wallpaper that had a gold, brown, and orange plaid border), today’s specimens are sophisticated and sleek.

Ours will be U-shaped (not ideal, but we’re dealing with a tight space), with a pale blue and taupe chevron upholstered seat-back and pale blue faux leather seat cushion. The custom table has a walnut herringbone-pattern top on a restaurant supply style stainless base. I’ll post a photo when it’s complete. (If I’m not dead first.)

In the meantime, here are 54 very fabulous banquettes. In addition, check out my piece “The Haute Seat,” in last Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine.





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