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Montage: 20 Fall Tablescapes for Thanksgiving

We’ll be spending a blissfully low key Thanksgiving at home this year, free of travel and extended family dynamics (not that there’s much drama, but still, there’s something to be said to sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner in one’s pajamas).

It will just be the four of us, with a turkey prepared by my handy kitchen husband. While I love the idea of creating an earthy and modern Thanksgiving table, I won’t put in much effort since I’ll spend this spare time working rather than playing. (I will however be styling a home bar for Absolut, so stay tuned for that in the next few days.)

Just because I can’t muster the time and motivation to style a creative Thanksgiving table, doesn’t mean I don’t love to look at them. (Pulling tablescapes from Pinterest takes much less energy after all.)

I’ve been perusing Pinterest for fall tablescapes for a blog post I did for Fall River, MA-based bedding brand Matouk. Since they make beautiful linens as well as (the most comfortable) sheets, we do a fair number of tablescape stories. Recently, my Matouk co-blogger Meredith Barnett met up with Boston interior designer Gary McBournie to learn how to fold a napkin, which you should definitely check out. You can also find all sorts of how to set the table infographics on my “For Your Information” Pinterest board.

First, scroll through these 20 Thanksgiving table ideas. If I were to spend the time and creative energy styling a Thanksgiving table, it would be inspired by these autumnal displays of flowers, leaves, and harvest happiness.

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Moody fall table with cheery leaves by Dabito of Old Brand New.
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Modern black & white Thanksgiving tables by Kristin Murphy.

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Rustic fall tablescape by Simone Lennon
Delbarr Moradi Photography

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Rustic autumnal table by Erin Hiemestra of Apartment 34  •  Photo by Aubrie Pick
Magnolia leaves garland & floral arrangements by Natasha Kolenko

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Harvest rustic farm tablescape by Jess Canovas
Tomatoes and dahlia centerpiece by Love N Fresh Flowers
Love Me Do Photography  •  Green Wedding Shoes

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Country harvest tablescape with gingham runner and gourds centerpiece.
Jillian Event Design •  River Flowers
Photo by Robert Sukrachand   •  100 Layer Cake

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Mums in mini pumpkins on textural twig placemats.
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Organic white fall table with leaf on plain white plate.
Photo by Kathleen Stalzer Bly  •  DesignLoveFest

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Feather and rosemary spring on scalloped edge plate, gray linens.
Stylist Kara Rosenlund

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“Farm to Table” tablescape by Clayton Austin of The Sparrow & the Crow
Flowers by PANACEA   •  Awake Your Soul Photography

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Translucent leaf placecard from Pepperologie workshop.
Photo by Sara Haile  •  A Daily Something

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Fall tablescape with succulent at the place setting by Matthew Robbins.
Photo by Tory Williams

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Thanksgiving table  with copper striped pumpkins + copper striped candle holders
Homey Oh My

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Simple fall tablescape burlap napkins, and a leaf.
Design and photo by Tracey Leber of French Larkspur

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Tree bark placemats, gold flatware, white faux bois plate.
Martha Stewart

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Food styling workshop with blogger Émilie of Griottes

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Thanksgiving table by SF Girl By Bay blogger Victoria Smith
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Autumn tablescape with ticking runner, tree slice chargers, and dusty green gourds
White Buffalos Style Co.

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 Black and gold Thanksgiving table by Smitten Studio

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DIY Thanksgiving placemat  •  Skies of Parchment

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Montage: 25 White Rooms With Plants

Decorating with plants is a thing now. I suppose, with the emphasis on nature and bringing the outdoors in, the re-appearance of the houseplant was inevitable. But why did they go away in the first place? It’s not like a plant should be a style statement. But yeah, it was, and is.

Houseplants were very in vogue in the 1970s. Decorating with plants probably started taking hold in the ’60s, with all the hippies, potters, and peace/free love stuff happening. Chunky gold wool and macramé plant hangers and brown glazed ceramic pots were a hallmark of 1970s interior design. Growing up, our house was rife with spider plants. I also remember my mother having plants called Wandering Jews. What’s up with that?

While platforms, cork wedges, flares, and jumpsuits came ’round again much more quickly, decorating with plants, macramé plant holders, and artsy crafty textile wall hangings have just returned to the mainstream as stylish interior accents. Of course, if you’re attuned to these sorts of style matters, you well know that it’s succulents, cacti, and air plants that hold the spotlight.

I’m seeing more and more examples of people decorating with plants all over Pinterest, as well as real estate sites, as more and more sellers become savvy to staging. A well-placed indoor tree never fell out of favor with designers and stylists who needed to add life and height to interior photos. But now we’re seeing maker and style types in general decorating with plants.

I often have a succulent in my living room. I like the idea of growing an aloe plant, lest I need fresh aloe for a burn or somesuch ailment. Trader Joe’s sells succulents for rather little money. Even if I can’t keep them alive for long, succulents have a more extended lifespan than flowers. I’ve also taken to buying stalks of bamboo at Ikea. They really thrive. I tried my hand at airplants too, but it turns out that even though they don’t need dirt, airplants need to be soaked in water overnight every few weeks. All three of my airplants died within six months. I haven’t had a cactus in a while. Maybe I should get a cactus.

These 25 of-the-moment white rooms feature plenty of plants—succulents, cacti, leaves and branches in vases, and common houseplants, in corners, as centerpieces, as part of mantlepiece and credenza vignettes, hanging in kitchens, and tucked into corners in the bedroom.

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Home of Happy Interiors blogger
Photo by Lina Gavénaité  •  Llamas Valley Magazine

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Apartment of interior designer and stylist Jantien de Bood
 Inside Out Magazine via French By Design

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Arhitektura Budjevac

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Catskills home  •  Photo by Maxwell Tielman  •  Design Sponge

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Australian country home  •  Photo by Tara Pearce  •  Design Sponge

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Geo wall art DIY project  by  Vintage Revivals

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Copper tubing plant rod DIY project by Plan B by Morganours

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L.A. apartment of graphic designer/photographer/blogger Jessica Comingore
Photo by Jennifer Young  •  The Everygirl

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Design by Orlando Soria  •  Photo by Tessa Neustadt  •  via Apartment 34

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Quebec apartment offered on Renter’s Pages

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Austin, Texas home  •   Apartment Therapy

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Catskills home  •  Photo by Maxwell Tielman  •  Design Sponge

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Bedroom makeover of designlovefest blogger Bri Emery  •  Photo by Laure Joliet

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Home of Fashion Toast blogger Rumi Neely
Photo by Tessa Neustadt   •  Elle

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Home of Avenue Lifestyle blogger Holly Marder

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Brooklyn brownstone bedroom design by Kelly Behun Studio
Photo by Douglas Friedman   •  New York Magazine 

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Australian country home  •  Photo by Tara Pearce  •  Design Sponge

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Home of Smitten Studio blogger Sarah Sherman Samuel

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Upcycled leather sofa DIY project by Vintage Revivals

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Manhattan Beach home by West Haddon Hall  •  Photo by Bethany Nauert

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Apartment offered by Swedish real estate agency Stadshem

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Apartment offered by Swedish real estate agency Erik Olsson

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DIY plant shelf project  •  A Beautiful Mess  •  Photo by Sarah Rhodes

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Montage: 27 Rooms with Boucherouite Rugs

What is a boucherouite rug you ask? Boucherouite rugs (pronounced boo-shay-REET) have been a thing for a while, infesting design blogs and Pinterest for well over a year.  They’re the colorful Moroccan rugs that seem to have replaced the now ubiquitous Moroccan Ben Ourain rugs that are ivory with sparse black diamond-shape markings.

 The New York Times published a piece about boucherouite rugs in 2010, though it was an art review of the show  “Rags to Richesse: Rugs From Morocco”  at the Cavin-Morris Gallery, not a decor story. According to the NYT article, “boucherouite” means torn and reused clothing. Boucherouite rugs, the author points out, are really just a variation on the “humble rag rug” made by semi-nomadic Berbers. (Berbers, by the way, are an indigenous people of North Africa.)

Apparently, the style is relatively new, growing out of the collision of global interest in Berber culture and design and a scarcity of wool, given that Berbers have become increasingly less nomadic, herding fewer sheep, and producing reduced quantities of wool. In a resourceful turn, weavers began adding recycled fabric and less expensive, un-naturally dyed, brightly colored synthetic fibers into the mix. The results are celebratory. 

Here are 27 rooms with boucherouite rugs (and boucherouite style rugs), and a little shopping widget at the end, for those who must have one now.

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Photographer Julie Ansiau  •  Secret Berbere  •  Miluccia

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Home of Tina Seidenfaden Busk
Photo by Louise Desrosiers  •   Milk Magazine

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Home of stylist/photographer Anne Millet  •  Handmade Charlotte

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Beldi Rugs

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Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen  •  Bolig Magasinet

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Milk Magazine

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Photographer Julie Ansiau  •  Secret Berbere  •  Miluccia

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Browns Focus by Studio Toogood

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Stylist Sander van Eyck  •  Photographer Pam Kat  •  Carpet of Life

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Stylist Sander van Eyck  •  Photographer Pam Kat  •  Carpet of Life

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Matchbook Magazine

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Home of Dusen Dusen designer Ellen Van Dusen
Photo Maxwell Tielman  •  Design Sponge

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The Beetle Shack

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El Ramla Hamra

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Ideat Magazine

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Pink Rug Co., Etsy

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San Francisco Girl By the Bay

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The Apartment

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The Apartment

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The Apartment

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The Socialite Family

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Photographer Julie Ansiau  •  Secret Berbere  •  Miluccia

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BCN Locations

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Fossik

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HK Living

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The Design Files Open House  •  Photo by Brooke Holm

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Montage: 13 Bathrooms With Tiled Vanity Countertops

So I still haven’t figured out what to do about the pink Formica countertop on the vanity in Florida. Buying a piece of stone is out—definitely no budget for that. And really, it’s a basic, white tiled bathroom, so it doesn’t call for a slab of luxurious stone anyway. There’s no way I am paying for an updated lamintate countertop. Blech.

I think tiling the countertop is the way to go. I’ve come across a number of how-to articles for installing tile over laminate; it’s seems to be a rather popular DIY project. We also still need to swap out the lighting fixture above the mirror that are more appropriate for a C-lister’s dressing room. Maybe we can tuck some LED strip lights behind molding and add a more contemporary light fixture.

I’m thinking my husband could get to work on some simple changes over winter break when we’re there. After all, he has all sorts of tools—step ladder, pliers, wrenches, and plenty of stuff I can’t even name. It’s nice that he’s handy : )

It’s hard to find examples of cute tiled countertops on bathroom vanities, I’m guessing because it’s a low budget solution and gorgeous, photographed homes use more upscale materials. I did find 13 bathrooms with tiled vanity countertops that are quite nice. I should go for it, right?

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 Photo by Jonas Ingerstedt

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Home of architect Lisa Breeze  •  Design Sponge

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Home of designer Ana Spiro  •  Apartment Therapy

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Maison Hand Design

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Bathroom of blogger Iris Vank of Enigheid for Ixxi

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Marie Claire Maison

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Tracy A. Stone Architect

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Maison Hand Design
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Photo by Julie Ansiau

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Fired Earth via Sunset Magazine

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Home of vintage furniture dealer Annabel Gueret  •  Elle Decoration South Africa

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Montage: 24 Rooms with Cork Floors (Plus My Own)

The cork floors have been installed in our Florida condo! And the walls are all a bright, sparkly white. So happy. The cork floor is amazing. It feels good under my feet (it’s not squishy though, more like a pressboard with a coating, like you’d find as the backing of a picture frame, as unappealing as that sounds), cleans well, and looks cool.

I was worried that the 1’x3′ tiles would read too traditional, but the look is practically seamless. There are a number of manufacturers of cork tile out there, in different shapes, colors, and finishes, though I chose the plainest one possible. (I wouldn’t have minded a lighter color, but this is probably more practical.)

The cork floor has the funky, almost unfinished loft look of the plywood floor I had been contemplating, but is much better in terms of feel and durability. The price was very reasonable. They even installed new sharp-edged baseboards. I’m thrilled. Thanks to Steve Gee/Tiffany’s Flooring for doing an impeccable job.

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Photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot
New cork floor in Florida condo.

M O R E   C  O R K  F L O O R S

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Wicanders

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DISC Interiors

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Good Housekeeping

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Real Cork Floors

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This Old House  •  Photo by Susan Teare

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Christina Simon  •  Apartment Therapy

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Home Life  •  Photo by Richard Powers

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Taalman Koch Architecture  •  Dwell  •  Photo by Lisa Romerein

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Photo by Leela Cyd Ross

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Taalman Koch Architecture  •  Dwell  •  Photo by Lisa Romerein

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Taalman Koch Architecture  •  Dwell  •  Photo by Lisa Romerein

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Home Life  •  Photo by Richard Powers

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Home Life  •  Photo by Richard Powers

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Butler Armsden Architects

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Tom Scheerer  •  Elle Decor •  Photo by William Waldron

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Sunset Magazine

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Real Cork Floors

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Design Sponge

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Design Sponge  •  Photo by Emily Gilbert

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House & Home

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Home Life  •  Photo by Richard Powers

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Real Cork Floors

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Real Cork Floors

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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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Canadian House & Home

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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: 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: Same Chair, Different Colors

You see a lot of the mismatched dining chair look in magazines and blogs, but really, how many real people do you know that live like that? Even if one half of a couple wanted to curate just the right chairs, the other would likely protest. I suppose there are some quirky beach houses, passed down  and shared with extended families, that cultivate a mismatched dining chair ensemble by default.

One could however, get away with a more streamlined approach by choosing one style of chair, and using them in different colors. I used two each of white, charcoal, and robin’s egg blue Eames chairs for Meredith’s dining room; it looks really pretty and pulled together. It’s a fun look to do with chairs for the patio, where casual and fun are called for.

Mixing molded fiberglass Eames chairs is the most commonly seen execution, probably because they have long been available in a multitude of colors. But there are plenty of other options too. Or you could even start with pale wood chairs, and use paint to accent the legs, for a “dipped” look. Or mix woods or metals. Here are 16 dining rooms that use the same chair in different colors around the table.

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Virginia+Scott-dining Photo – Sean Fennessy

Photographer Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Ilse Crawford
Photographer Magnus Marding  •  New York Times T Magazine

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Photographer Louise Desrosiers for Milk

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T O L I X   M A R A I S  A  C H A I R

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Skona Hem

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T H O N E T  E R A  C H A I R

Hally's, Parsons Green, London

Hally’s Parsons Green
Alexander Waterworth Interiors  •  Photographer Helen Cathcart

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Est Magazine

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H A N S  J.  W E G N E R  W I S H B O N E  C H A I R

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Hecker Guthrie Studio

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M U U T O  N E R D  C H A I R

Pastel Chairs By Muuto

Photographer Petra Bindel

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S O U T H W O O D  F L E M I N G  C H A I R

design sponge Armelle Habib for the photographs and to Catherine and Kate Delves for styling assistance

Photographer Armelle Habib  •  Design Sponge

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P I E T  H E I N  E E K  C H A I R

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Photographer Rene Mesman  •   Dwell

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J E A N  P R O U V É  C H A I R

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Design Sponge

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P H I L I P P E  S T A R C K  M A S T E R S  C H A I R

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Kartell

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A N D  O T H E R  C H A I R S 

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Nuevo Estilo

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Greifenstein Boyce Associates

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Stylist Marie Olsson Nylander  •  Photographer Sara Svenningrud
Residence Magazine

For colorful chair ideas, see yesterday’s post:
Get the Look: Colorful Dining Chairs

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Montage: 18 Rooms with Capiz Shell Chandeliers

I’m not ordinarily into the shell thing, but when I first saw my friend Deb’s Florida condo, with its sleek modern design and furnishings (which reminded me right away of the furniture in our house on the Cape), I was surprised to see a West Elm capiz shell chandelier hanging above the dining table. Deb is so not a kitschy, shell kinda gal. Of course, like everything she does, it totally works.

Since I am in Florida right now, I thought it would be a good time to round up 18 rooms with capiz shell chandeliers. I love how they can look glam, or beachy. My favorite is the one above the amoeba-shaped modern tub; it’s stunning against those green and gold mosaic tiles.

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Interior design & photo by Laure Joliet

capiz-Adore Home photo by Sabra Lattos

Styled by Erika Brechtel  •  Photo by Sabra Lattos  •  Adore Home

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Erin Curci of E2 Interior Design  •  BHG

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Tobi Tobin  •  Photo by Karyn R. Millet  •  House Beautiful

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Samantha Pynn  •  Photo by Virginia Macdonald

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Home of fashion designer Gretchen Jones
Photo by Jamie Beck  •  Design Sponge

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Malibu home of fashion designer Minnie Mortimer  •  Vogue

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Photo by Douglas Friedman

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Matthew Patrick Smyth  •  Designer Visions Show House  •  Elle Decor

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Lisa Sherry Interieurs  •  Photo by Patrick Cline  •   Lonny

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Nest Designs  •  Photo by Mina Brinkey

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Home of stylist Kate Horsman
Photo by Janis Nicolay  •  House and Home (video)

capiz-Flea Market Chic by Liz Bauwens and Alexandra Campbell

Flea Market Chic by Liz Bauwens & Alexandra Campbell  •  CICO Books

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Shea McGee Design

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Home of CNN Correspondent Alina Cho  •  Vogue

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Angie Hranowsky

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Suzy Hoodless  •  Photo by Dan Duchars

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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
ALT for darmerne

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Lily

black-leather-sofa-design-sponge-photo- Kristian Frires

Photo by Kristian Frires  •  Design Sponge

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