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Montage: 52 DIY Headboards

As a less expensive follow up to last month’s Montage: 47 Upholstered Headboards, I want to share this collection of headboards that are re-purposed, up-cycled, and the like. There are headboards fashioned from doors, decals, mirrors, mantles, tapestries, chalkboards, room dividers, architectural elements, iron gates, pegboard, plywood, and more. DIY and v intage aren’t really my thing, but there are some good ideas here.I know this topic has been done, done, and done, but I hope a number of these images are new to you.


Photographer Paul Whicheloe

Photographer Maree Homer for Real Living

Alexandra Angle

House and Home

a  home on Cape Cod

Tom Scheerer – House Beautiful

Antonio Martins

Home of illustrator Courtney Wotherspoon – Design Sponge

Alvhem Makleri

Montana Burnett Design

Stylist Christine Puech’s bedroom – Marie Claire Maison


Photographer Debi Treloar


Dreamy Whites 

French by Design


Rue Magazine


Pot and Kettle Studios

I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Apartment Therapy – Caitlin, Beacon Hill

Interior Design Magazine

Cookie Magazine

Elle Decor

Côté Sud

Apartment Therapy


Katrin ArensMarie Claire Maison

Design Sponge

Photographer Maree Homer for Real Living

Olivieri Mobili


The Brick House


Photographer Douglas Friedman

Lonny Magazine

House to Home


Solis Betancourt – Southern Accents 

T. Keller Donovan


Serena & Lily

Traditional Home

House to Home


House Roelens

Dave Coote


Ace Hotel, NYC

Mademoiselle Tiss

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Montage: Tree Trunks

When did logs become so stylish? (Around the same time as antlers, perhaps?) It used to be that trees belonged outdoors. Or up in your cabin in Maine. Designers eased them into our rooms gently with white resin, silver or ceramic pieces fashioned to look like logs. Now they simply hack down a tree and plop it into our decor, proclaiming it “mahvelous.” Ok, not really, but almost. This touch of the earthy, when done with restraint, can soften a space. It also adds texture (designers love that) and reminds us that two worlds really can coexist. I found tons of rooms in which logs, stumps, and branches have been incorporated with perfection.

Tree tables 2

Tree Tables 3

Tree sides 2

Tree sides 1

Tree sides 3

Tree table vert

Tree bench vert

Trees wood ladder

Trees access



Trees screen and bed

Tree last


Photos: Hotel Frank, San Francisco; Bahia de la Luna, Oaxaca via Apartment Therapy; Lindsay Bentis; Amy Lau Design; The Surf Lodge, Montauk in Coastal Living; Hotel Vertigo; Amy Lau Design; photographer Simon Watson; Susanna Salk via Habitually Chic; Joe Schmelzer; Gerald Pomeroy in Traditional Home; Spruce Design + Decor; photographer Max Attenborough; unidentified; Pure Design and Decor; Canadian House & Home; Kelly Wearstler on Style Compass; S.R. Gambrel; architect Eric Cobb in Metropolitan Home; unidentified; Pappas Miron; Spruce Design + Decor; Sam Cardella Design; Lindsay Bentis; Apartment Therapy; Parker Sims; Wendy Blount; Kara Mann;Spruce Design + Decor; photographer Kelly Ishikawa; Pappas Miron; Bleu Nature; Jayne Wunder; Elle Decor; Dave Coote Design; Johnston Architects; Eric Roseff.


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Montage: Chalkboards

I know we’ve seen chalkboard chic time and again, but with the start of the new school year, I just couldn’t resist. So, secure your school supplies, especially some chalk. I wonder if banging erasers is still an acceptable punishment during detention? I’m thinking not.










DaveCooteDesign CHALKPhotos: This Ain’t No Disco; Teresa Sapey Studio; Apartment Therapy; photographer Amanda Prior; Apartment Therapy; photographer Nicolas Mathéus; Apartment Therapy; Apartment Therapy; Alan Higgins Architects; Dave Coote Design; Coburn Architecture; Loft Life; architect Fiona Winzar; Patrice Bevan Cowans; Alkemie; Alkemie; Cookie; Heart of the Matter; Living Etc.; Apartment Therapy; unidentified; Alkemie; photographer Diane Hedrikx; photographer Prue Ruscoe; The City Sage; Amanda Nisbet; Apartment Therapy; Wish; Kyle Timothy Home; Chocolat; Cookie; Apartment Therapy; Apartment Therapy; Wish; Living Etc.; Bungalow Hotel by Sixx Design; Birdhouse Design; Kate Maloney Interiors; Dwell; Dave Coote Design.


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