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Montage: 20 Bathrooms With Contrasting Tile Floors

Hopefully you’re not too overloaded with floor and rug posts. I want to forge ahead with all the Florida stuff while I’m focused on it. Last year we had the pink-tiled master bath (photo at the bottom of this bathroom tile post) reglazed in bright white. Very cost effective at $600 if you don’t mind the all white grout and tile look, which I don’t. They did the bathtub too. (Maybe I can have them in again so I don’t have to clean the rust stains.) But I still need new bathroom floor tile.

Unfortunately, they recommend against glazing the bathroom floor tile because it becomes glossy and thus too slippery. So, while we have pristine white walls and a white (if not slightly dirty) tub, we still have pale pink bathroom floor tiles and a pink sink in a pink Formica topped vanity. (More on that solution later this summer.) I’ve been browsing for inexpensive slip resistant tiles at Tiles4All, Overstock.com, Home Depot, and Wayfair. Other sourcing suggestions welcome.

On one hand, I’m tempted to do identical (but slightly textured) white square tiles with white grout on the floor, for the simplest look. On the other hand, I love a contrasting floor, and a color or pattern could be fun, especially if everything else is a consistent bright white. The other thought is to do big pieces of a natural stone, like slate, for a durable outdoorsy neutral effect. I’m taking ideas!

Here are 20 bathrooms with contrasting bathroom floor tiles.

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Klopper + Davis Architects  •  Stylist Jo Carmichael  •  Photo by Jody D’arcy  • Inside Out

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Gwen Hefner •   The Makerista  •  Home Depot’s The Apron Blog

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Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör

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Hulburd Design

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 House Beautiful

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 Better Homes & Gardens

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 Better Homes & Gardens

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Ferm Living

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Paola Navone  •  Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen  •  Dwell

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Murphy & Co Design

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Cayono By Kaldewei

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 Better Homes & Gardens

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Elizabeth Roberts of Ensemble Architecture   •  Photo by Sean Slattery  •  Remodelista

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DAP Stockholm   •  Photo by Ake E:son Lindman

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Stylist Linda Bergroth/Viewmasters

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A21 Studio

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Capree Kimball  •  Curbly

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Form Interior Design

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De Meza + Architecture

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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: Artwork In the Kitchen

Since the layout of home is very open, there are no actual walls to our kitchen. However, as I’ve mentioned, the walls of our kitchen banquette area are covered with artwork. And there’s plenty of art opposite the kitchen island too, on the walls surrounding the staircase and going down the stairs. Since I spend more time than I’d like at the kitchen sink, I hung one of my favorites, a painting by my friend Lee Essex Doyle, directly across from it, so at least I have a good view.

The Florida condo has a little self-contained kitchen. So far, there is no artwork in the kitchen. On the other hand, the walls are still covered in terrible nautical-themed wallpaper. (I think I finally found someone to take it down and paint this spring.) Note to self: Add art to the kitchen in Delray Beach.  Here are 32 gorgeous kitchens, all with fine art and photography, for inspiration.

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Home of Mark and Louella Tuckey of furniture line Mark Tuckey
Photo by Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Home of  furniture maker Tim Leveson
Photo by Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Vogue Living Australia

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Architect Mauricio Arruda  •  Photo by Ricardo Labougle  •  AD Spain

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Photo by Belén Imaz  •  Architectural Digest

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Styling by Susanna Vento   •   Photo by Kristiina Kurronen

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 Tamizo Architect

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Photo by Paul Lépreux  •  AD France

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Southampton home of @OscarPRGirl Erika Bearman
Miles Redd  •  Elle Decor

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Francisco Calio

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Photo by Brooke Holm

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Isay Weinfeld  •  Photo by Ricardo Labougle  •  AD España

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Home of blogger Hannasinspo

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Photo by Mikkel Adsbøl

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Steven Sclaroff  •  Photo by François Dischinger  •  House Beautiful

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Sarah Lavoine  •  Photo by Felix Forest  •  AD Spain

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Photo by Mark G. Peters

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Photo by Henry Bourne

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Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna  •  The World of Interiors

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Tom Delevan  •  Photo by Manolo Yllera   •  Architectural Digest

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Photo by Bernard Touillon   •   Maisons Coté Sud

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Ricardo de la Torre  •  Photo by Belén Imaz  •  AD Spain

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Sullivan Building & Design Group

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Styling by Heather Nette King  •  Photo by Lisa Cohen  •  Inside Out Magazine

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 Photo by Martin von Brömssen  •  Skona Hem

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Stylist and photographer Kara Rosenlund  •  Remodelista

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Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi

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Stephen Shubel  •  Photo by Luca Trovato  •  House Beautiful

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Virginia Kerridge Architecture  •  Photo Mikkel Vang  •  Vogue Living

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Photo by Annabel Elston  •  The World of Interiors

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Montage: 20 Vintage Bathroom Vanities

I tend to skew towards a modern aesthetic and certainly in the bathroom, where function, ease, and cleanliness is crucial. A year ago (it feels like yesterday), I posted  Montage: 20 Bathrooms with Modern Vanities along with Get the Look: 28 (Mostly) Modern Bathroom Vanities, precipitated by my lamenting our atrocious pink and nude bathroom in Delray Beach. (Yeah, I know, a flesh-toned Florida bathroom is better than no Florida bathroom!)

There are so many modern vanity options—I particularly like this style of natural wood modern bathroom vanity that hangs on the wall. Of course, I’m always up for a classic white marble bathroom too. If we ever redo the Boston bathroom (my biggest home decor wish), that’s probably the way we’ll go, given the style in these parts.

 Today I thought I’d play with a more vintage look, at least here on the blog. Designers who favor an antique, country, or rustic feel, often use a chest, console, or other interesting cabinet as a bathroom vanity. While an old chest could be annoying, with sticking drawers and peeling paint, a console table with a shelf running along the bottom is a great idea, since it provides storage for towels or baskets, without being blocky.

Here are 20 examples of vintage bathroom vanities that still manage to look fresh.

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Kali Cavanagh
Photo by Armelle Habib for Inside Out

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Ekenstam

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Photo by Fabienne Delafraye

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BHG

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Antonio Martins  •  California Home + Design 

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Light Locations

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This Old House  •  Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

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BHG

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BHG

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via Home Bunch

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Home of Zoé de la Cases  •  Photo by Morten Holtum

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New England Home

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Meghan Stroebel

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Stylist Tahani Aiesh of Steen & Aiesh

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BHG

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Kelly Abramson Architecture

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Paola Navone
Photo by Max Zambelli for Elle Decor Italia

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Studio Farris Architects

Darryl Carter’s Townhouse

Darryl Carter’s D.C. townhouse
Photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Montage: Pink Living Rooms

Contining with this week’s promised Valentine’s Day theme, and further inspired by my post of the month for the Wayfair blog, “How to Decorate with Pink,”  here are 20+ living rooms that use pink as the predominant color. Some interiors are done with pink accent walls, or even four pink walls, from pale pastel pink to hot pink; many feature pink sofas, which are especially fun in an all white room, but as we know I am partial to white rooms with color pops and Scandinavian style. I am hardly inclined to go pink myself, but these are definitely pretty in pink.

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Sonja Velda

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Skona Hem

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Inès de la Fressange’s Paris home  •  Domino

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Tamara Mellon’s Manhattan living room  •   Martyn Lawrence-Bullard
Photo by Simon Upton  •  Elle Decor

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Phoebe Howard

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Angie Hranowsky  •  Photo by Julia Lynn  •  Lonny

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Angie Hranowsky

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Photo by Marcus Lawett/Agent Bauer

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Angie Hranowsky  •  Photo by William Waldron

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Lonny

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House Beautiful

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Inerior stylist Mette Helena Rasmussen
Photo Tia Borgsmidt  •  Bolig Liv

Pink sofa! 33 Lennox Gardens by Bramante Architects Pink sofa!

Bramante Architects via Dezeen

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Desire to Inspire

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Harriet Anstruther Studio

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Home Life

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Mi Casa

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Elle Decor

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Anna Klossowski
Photo by Emily Anderson  •  Rue Magazine

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