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Montage: 26 Rooms with Black Leather Sofas

Quick, what’s the first association you have with black leather sofas? Bachelor pads? ’80s decor? The truth is, a leather sofa can be quite palatable, decor-worse. I wouldn’t have thought so, but it’s true. The trick seems to be using it in all white rooms, either sticking to a neutral palette and modern bent, with a bit of rich wood and brass, and maybe a kilim, or going Scandinavian, with pops of clear, bright color. Here are 26 rooms with black leather sofas that won’t make you cringe. And, if you prefer a softer neutral, have a look at January’s “Montage: Cognac Colored Leather Sofas“ and “Get the Look: 28 Leather Sofas in Cognac, Tobacco, & Caramel” for shopping suggestions.

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Alvhem Makleri

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Photo by Pia Ulin

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Alvhem Makleri

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Home of Victoria Smith of SFGirlbyBay

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Eklund Stockholm New York

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Photo by Chris Dorsey

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Jane Kim Design

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Home of Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi
Photo by William Abranowicz  •  Elle Decor

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Jamie Bush

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Lonny

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Domino

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The 10 Cent Designer

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Photo by Lina Ostling  •  Hus & Hem
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Fritz Hansen

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Photo by James Geer

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Photo by Paul Barbera

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Finnish blogger Lily of Likainen Parketti

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Ligne Roset Togo sofa by Michel Ducaroy

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Elle Espana

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Uusi Muste

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West Elm 

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Styling by Rikke Graff Juel  •  Photo by  Frederrike Heiberg
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Lily

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Photo by Kristian Frires  •  Design Sponge

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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

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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: 30 Kitchens with Kilims

I used to have a kilim in my dining room, back in the mid 1990s in a rent stabilized apartment on the Upper East Side of New York. My then boyfriend and I got it on a trip to San Francisco, and had it shipped back. It was perfect with our Mission-style cherry pedestal table by Charles Shakleton, and covered half the living/dining room. When we moved on, his brother used it, and later I took it back and moved it with me to D.C., where it graced the floor of my bedroom for a year. I think it may have gone to a friend after that. Maybe Sabrina? If so, she actually lives in L.A. now; I wonder if it travelled back there? Although my (very cute but vicious) cocker spaniel chewed a hole in one corner, the rug held up well. The geometric pattern was playful and young, but the colors lent a note of seriousness.

I’m not really a Southwestern or Persian rug person these days, but even so, I absolutely admire the way these work in the decor. An all white space is instantly warmed up with the rich red tones. Frank Lloyd Wright used them a lot in his interiors. The almost colorless (probably pricey antique) ones in Ellen DeGeneres’ and Portia de Rossi’s kitchen are an interesting choice too; almost like a more refined sisal. I also love how Anne Maxwell of Tilton Fenwick matched the kitchen cabinetry in her Brooklyn loft to the muted blue/gray stripe on the kilim. The juxtaposition of the wicker baskets and kilim with the clean lines of the cabinets and tiles is perfection. These rugs really do work with every style.

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CPH Square

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CPH Square

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David Cafiero of Cafiero Select  –  Lonny

Anna Beth Chao kitchen-kilim-designmom

DesignMom

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Peter DunhamHouse Beautiful

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Elle Decor

Kitchen Design by Garde Hvalsøe

Garde Hvalsøe

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Elizabeth Roberts Architecture

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DesignMom

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Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi’s kitchen
Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

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Ginnifer Goodwin in her L.A. kitchen
Photo by Hilary Walsh for Elle

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Design Sponge

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Home of Jessie Webster, photographer and blogger behind Sweet Thing
Design Sponge

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Home of Hanna Wessman of Extreme Home Makeover
PLAZA Interior

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Photo by Paul Costello

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Antonio Martins Interior Design

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Elle Interior Sweden

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Jamie Meares  –  High Gloss

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Elle Decor

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Home of Editor-In-Chief of House & Home, Suzanne Dimma
Photo by  Rob Fiocca for House & Home

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DAP Stockholm  - Photo by Myrehed for Skona Hem

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SvD Magasinet  -  Photo by Sanna Lindberg

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Garrison Hullinger

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real estate via Home Bunch

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Best & Co. Architecture & Design

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Hither & Tither

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Southern Accents 

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Behrer & Partners

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Tia Zoldan  -  High Gloss

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Home of Anne Maxwell Foster of design firm Tilton Fenwick
Photo by Trevor Tondro for the New York Times

For more rugs in the kitchen, check out my post on Lamps Plus
A Kitchen Rug Adds Instant Warmth

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Montage: 20 Rooms with Surfboards

Since we looked at homes with surfboards propped up outside yesterday, I thought we’d go inside today. The owners of these twenty homes store their surfboards inside, where it functions as a design element. In the kids rooms, I suspect, the surfboards are solely decorative. Hey, my bike’s in my living room (and both my kids’ bikes), so why not a surfboard?

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Studio Guilherme Torres

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Studio Guilherme Torres

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Zecc Architects

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Chandelier by the Sea

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Beach Chic Design

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Aerin Lauder’s home
Photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Brunelleschi Construction-

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Cynthia Walker Designs

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Femina

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Jeffers Design Group

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Artist Mandy Shadforth’s house in Real Living
Photo by Toby Scott | Styled by Kylie Jackes

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House Beautiful

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Photo by William Waldron for Country Living

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Lohrbach Studio

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Mary McDonald

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Hamptons Showhouse 2011
Nina Freudenberger of Haus Interior

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Photo by DABITO for Old Brand New

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Photo by Erin Kunkel for  Design*Sponge

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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: 20 Rooms with Cherry Blossom Branches

It’s cherry blossom time. I know this not from seeing cherry blossoms outside my window (unfortunately), but from seeing so many on Pinterest. I don’t think Boston is big in cherry blossoms. In my neighborhood it’s magnolia trees that bloom like crazy, though not quite yet. If you’re wild about cherry blossoms, when you’re done scrolling through these, click over to my “Cherry Blossoms in the Home” post on Wayfair’s blog today too.

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Laura Green, L. Green Studios
Atlanta Home & Lifestyles Inspiration House 2011
(walls are hand-stenciled)

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Photographer Carolyn Barber  -  House to Home

Cherry Blossoms Mural

Home & studio of photographer Manolo Yllera
Decor8

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W Design Interiors

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Palmerston Design Consultants

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A Beach Cottage

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Dreamy Whites

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Lilla Blanca

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Design Within Reach

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SF Girl by Bay

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Canadian House & Home 
(Clarence House “Flowering Quince” wallpaper)

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Supon Phornirunlit, Naked Decor
Photographer Larry Olson

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Domino

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Frank Babb Randolph  - Photographer Max Kim-Bee

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Platemark Design

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Photographer Maria Isabel Hansson for Hus & Hem 
(Marimekko “Lumimarja” wallpaper)

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Photographer Jessica Pages  -  Design Sponge

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Katie Ridder

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Kristine Mullaney
Photographer Russ Mezikofsky for Boston Globe Magazine 

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Flowers by Rhoads Garden
Christian Oth Photography Studio

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Photographer Michael J. Lee

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vi a Shoebox Decor

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Photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo
Bringing Nature Home (Rizzoli, 2012)

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Montage: 34 Lofts and Houses with Mezzanines

I feel like I’m at the point in my life where I’m not collecting ideas for my “dream” house. Will I live here the rest of my life? No, but we’re set for now. And, I’m lucky enough to have a great apartment in Boston and a place or two to escape to in winter and summer. But having had the opportunity to build a house from the ground up a number of years ago, I definitely wonder what I would do differently if I were to undertake such a project today. I remember, at one of our first meetings, the architects suggesting a cathedral ceiling and open second floor mezzanine. I shot them down immediately. I’m still glad we didn’t do that (images of the boys hanging over the railings, yelling, shooting foam darts from their Nerf guns, and flying remote controlled helicopters from above still haunt me), but I can appreciate the appealing in certain situations. I love a mezzanine library, for instance. Or an open master bedroom, complete with enormous soaking tub, on a mezzanine in a romantic aerie for two. And certainly, the visual appeal of soaring ceilings and oversize plate glass windows is alluring, but I still maintain it’s just too noisy and impractical for a family, at least one like mine. Here are 34 residences with mezzanines, with many different vibes.

architects Ilse Lang and Trajan Straggiotti Silva.

Architects Isle Lang and Trajan Straggiotti Silva

Architect-Alejandro-Rosuti Kottii-Buenos-Aires

Architect Alejandro Rosuti Kotti

060 Woodland Drive in Beverly Hills REal Estate

real estate in Beverly Hills

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Studio Gang Architects

100 Interiors Around the Worl-Taschen Books Elia Mangia

Elia Mangia Industrial & Interior Design
100 Interiors Around the World

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Elding Oscarson Architecture

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B&B in De Aap, The Netherlands

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Chicago Home + Garden

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A loft in Paris

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 Paola Navone Interiors

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Photographed by Adam Friedberg for Dwell

Elding Oscarson

 Elding Oscarson Architecture

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 Geonik

Klavs-Rosenfalck-Paris-Apartment.

Klavs Rosenfalck  -  Elle Decor

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50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses

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Arhitektonski Studio Fabijanic

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 Bassam Fellows

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Design Sponge

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Marie Claire Maison

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 unidentified

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Photographed by Fred Vant Slot

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Poteet Architects

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Proto Homes model home

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Andre Piva Arquitetura

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 Roche Bobois Spring/Summer 2009 collection

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 Skona Hem

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 Taylor Smyth Architects

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Marie Claire Maison

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Artist loft in Paris on Airbnb

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 Alvhem Malkeri & Interior

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 unidentified

Suyabatmaz-Demirel-Architects

Skona Hem

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Sunday Bouquet: Roses and Wooden Spoons

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photo by Tara Pearce
Design Sponge

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Montage: 30 Bathrooms with Modern Vanities

Last week when I was in Delray Beach, I had the tiles in the pink master bathroom reglazed. Definite improvement! The nautical navy wallpaper is still firmly intact, and the vanity still stands in all it’s pinky flesh tone glory. I suppose we’ll paint the vanity white; I already bought new brushed stainless knobs at IKEA. That still leaves the countertop, sink, and faucets. We’ll need to explore some cost-effective countertop ideas; perhaps a remnant of some sort. I pulled together 30 examples of bathrooms with contemporary vanity & countertop combos for inspiration. Any ideas for me?

Delray Beach Condo Bathroom Before Pics

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Anatomy Design

PHOTOGRAPH BY TREVOR TONDRO  Master Class Kresse  Cottages & Gardens

Photographer Trevor Tondro  - Cottages & Gardens

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VT Wonen

Sunset-Mag-(photography by Thomas J. Story and Julie Chai)

Photographer Thomas J. - Sunset Magazine

Green Glass TIle Bathroom

Coastal Living

white bathroom with natural stone sinks

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Contemporary Bathroom with Marble and Wood

 Craig Steely Architecture

Gianni Basso photographer

Photographer Gianni Basso

gray-penny-tile- Maria Lladó

María Lladó

Hus & Hem

Hus & Hem

Zoe Feldman Design Butterfly Bathroom Blue

Zoe Feldman Design

lacquered vanity photo Stacey Brandford | Sarah Richardson Design | House & Home

Sarah Richardson Design – Photographer Stacey Brandford

Arquitectos- Marià Castelló Martínez photo estudi EPDSE

Arquitectos Marià Castelló Martínez

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Designer David Kleinberg’s home in Architectural Digest

Sleek Contemporary Bathroom Coastal Living

Coastal Living

Camilla Molders Design

Camilla Molders Design

Coastal Living turquoise bathroom sleek

Coastal Living

elle.es

Elle Espana

Roxane Beis French Rustic Stone Bath

Roxane Beis

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Zuster

industrial shelving

Design Sponge

interesting-wood

Juan Montoya Design

long-white-tiles

Tribe Studio Architects

Black Countertop Shutters Contemporary Bathroom

Remodelista

modern meets french provincial

 Elle Decor

renovated barn in Seattle

Shed Architects

photographer Enrique Menossi Rustic Bathroom Spain

Photographer Enrique Menossi

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M. Elle Design

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 Heyhome

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Hare + Klein

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See my ”Bath” Pinterest board for 800+ more images!

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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

elle-decor-Bruce-Glickman-and-Wilson-Henley

Home of Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley
Elle Decor

Elle-Decor-Jay Fielden-library

Carrier & CompanyElle Decor
Photographed by William Waldron

CELERIE KEMBLE LIBRARY WITH ABSTRACT ART

Celerie Kemble

Tria-Giovan-black-bookcases

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

mr-peacock-sneak-peek-design-sponge

Mr. Peacock • Design*Sponge

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Fernando Bengoechea of Markham Roberts

Lonny-portrait-bookshelves

Lonny

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Lonny

LA-TImes-Johnson-Hartigs-home

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

domino-dining-room-black-bookshelves

Domino

domino-blue-library

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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