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Montage: 12 Homes With Colorful Window Trim, Inside & Out

Oftentimes windows are overlooked when it comes to adding flavor to a design. It’s almost always white windows on the exterior, and usually the window trim is painted white inside too. Sure, sometimes they’re stained, and black window trim can be incredibly striking, but one doesn’t usually see an eye-popping orange.

Cedar shingle homes in wooded areas, like the Vineyard, might sometimes have forest green windows, meant to add interest, but blend with the surroundings. When we designed the house on the Cape, we specified Benjamin Moore “Baby Boy Blue” as our exterior window color. I knew I wanted turquoise, although I picked that specific shade in kind of a rush. It’s probably a tad too light and Caribbean-esque, but I love it anyway. (There’s a photo at the end of this post.)

When the construction crew put them in, the guys on the job, including the plumber, had something to say. Skeptics! Ok, the windows don’t necessarily blend, but I love them. Even though windows seem like an unsatisfying expenditure, I’ve learned that deciding between various window types can really make an impact on not just the design, but the whole feel.

I’m a proponent of true divided light windows — that means there are individual panes of glass between the mullions. There’s nothing worse than cheap plastic mullions shoddily attached to the glass. Awful. There’s a compromise you can get away with, called full divided light, if need be.

Inside, our window trim is painted white. (Actually, everything’s painted white, except for the ceilings in the boys rooms and guest rooms.) It’s possible to get an amazing look with a contrasting trim, though I haven’t figured out how to do it myself. (I tried in my very first apartment in New York, and let’s just say it was an epic fail.)

Below are gorgeous examples of brightly colored exterior window trims, along with some very zingy interior window trims.

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Intrinsik Architecture   •  John Clark Photo  •  Dwell 

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Faroe Islands

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Intrinsik Architecture   •  John Clark Photo  •  Dwell 

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Lucas Buitoni Architecture  •  Evelyn Müller Photography

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I N T E R I O R S

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The Kitchn

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Maureen “Mo” Ecke  •  Lucas Allen Photo  •   Country Living

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House to Home

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Photographs by Tami Christiansen  •   Casa Vogue Barasil

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Elle Decoration Sweden

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Photographs by Tami Christiansen  •   Casa Vogue Brasil

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C A P E   H O U S E

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Pella windows in Benjamin Moore “Baby Boy Blue

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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: 24 Rooms with Copper Pendants

Chrome was the new brass, oil rubbed bronze the new chrome, brass the new bronze, and now, copper is the new brass. Seriously. I almost wonder if one man isn’t responsible for this predilection for copper: British product designer Tom Dixon. Tom Dixon’s copper shade pendant is everywhere. Everywhere. And, these copper pendant lamps look amazing, whether solo, in pairs, in triplicate, or hanging in a cluster. Most often, one finds the copper pendant over the dining table, but it adds dreamy lustre to a bedroom, and a bit of spark to a living room. And a copper pendant added to a white kitchen just makes the whole look. The copper looks equally as great with pastels as with earthy tones, blues, black, and minimalist whites. Here are 24 rooms with Tom Dixon’s copper pendants. Judge for yourself.

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Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

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Elle Decoration 

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Fantastic Frank

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Smyth Tribeca Hotel

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H&M Home

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House to Home

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Femina

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Photo by Jean Marc Wullschleger •  Elle Decoration

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Femina

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Photo by Jean Marc Wullschleger / Living Agency

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Photo by Jonas Ingerstedt  •  Elle Deco Sweden

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Real Living

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Photo by Sabra Lattos  •  Adore Home

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Photo by Patric Johansson

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Photo by Sean Fennessy

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Photo by Marcia Prentice for Apartment Therapy

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Lou & Hernández Interior Architecture Studio

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House to Home 

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The Design Files

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Montage: 20 Modern Patios and Decks

For outdoor inspiration, in case you are contemplating making a purchase after seeing yesterday’s post, Get the Look: 18 Modern Patio Chairs, here are 20 outdoor spaces with a range of patio furniture. Most of the patios and decks have a modern sensibility, but some are charmingly rustic.

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Fashion designer Jenni Kayne’s home
Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

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Hufft Projects

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Jonas Wagell   –   Sommarnöjen

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 Jeremy Levine Design

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Estrella Salietti Decoración  –  Photo by Adriana Bufi

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Thom Filicia

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Renato D’Ettorre Architects   –    Canberra Times

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 Photo by James Merrell for House to Home

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Oscar Properties

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Sett Studio

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Home of artist Torlarp Larpjaroensook
Photo by Owen Raggett

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West Elm

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Hecker Guthrie Architecture
Photo by Derek Swalwell for The Design Files

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Wolterinck

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Curb Architecture
Photo by Hollis Bennett for Dwell

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Maison Estate

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Architex  –  Photo by Simon Devitt

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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

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Home & studio of photographer Manolo Yllera
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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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