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Montage: 16 Rooms with Asian Cabinets

Little known fact (if you haven’t known me forever): I was an Asian Studies/Chinese Language & Literature major in college. This otherwise rich course of study included just one Asian art history course. Said course included nothing as pedestrian as Asian furniture. I took a Chinese Art course later on, and that too was highbrow. We roamed the ceramics galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but never ventured near the furniture. (I actually don’t even know what kind of Asian furniture collection the Met has.)

Years later, here in Boston, I took a History of Furniture class at the BAC, but I don’t recall covering East or South Asian furniture in that either. Chairs from ancient Greece and Rome, yes. Louis this and that, Chippendale, of course, but nothing non-Occidental. Accidental?

That said, while I have a strong academic interest in various aspects of Asian culture, I can’t say I’ve been drawn to Asian furnishings for my house. (Perhaps if I knew the background, I’d be more included to integrate Asian pieces into the decor.) I’ve noticed lately, especially in British decor magazines, Asian furniture incorporated into Scandinavian-influenced spaces. It’s quite a modern look.

The  Chinese wedding cabinets (otherwise known as an armoire with Asian-style hardware), look quite good in black or a pop of color in all white spaces. There’s one instance below in which an unpainted, rustic wood Asian cabinet pairs perfectly with an Eames chair. And I’m intrigued by this Dynasty cabinet with lattice design. Here are 16 rooms that feature Asian cabinets in fresh ways.

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Photo by Peter Carlsson  •  Hus o Hem

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Photo by Kirsten Hinder  •  House & Home

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Jacques Grange Interior Design

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Angel At My Table

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Living Etc.

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Tessa Chrisp  •  NZ House & Garden

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Black Balloon Photography

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Home of Tine Kjeldsen, owner/designer of  Tine K Home  •  Photo by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer

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Abaton Architecture  •  Photo by Bethlehem Imaz

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House to Home

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Skona Hem

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Baazar

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Peter Wilds Design  •  Photo by Janis of Pinecone Camp  •  Anthology

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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

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Photo by Kristian Frires  •  Design Sponge

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Montage: 20 Kids’ Sleeping Nooks

I’ve done a handful of kids bedroom posts, but there is no end to the cuteness, not to mention variations. Today I got pretty specific, pulling together 20 sleeping nooks (or alcoves) for kids, inspired by the round-up of modern kids rooms I did today for Design Milk.

I love a good built-in. So much sleeker and more efficient than furniture. And for a kid it’s pretty much heaven. I mean, who doesn’t want to sleep in a fort? I used to rig blankets up in my bunk beds, but I had the top bunk. This meant I didn’t reap the full benefit since I could never figure out how to get sheets to hang from the ceiling. I also used to move the dresser out from the wall so I had a private play space. Anyway, sleeping nooks are kind of an all in one play/sleep space. Love them.

For more good kids’ design, peruse my past posts 43 Kids’ Rooms, 65 Rooms with Bunk Beds, and 27 Little Boys’ Bedrooms. If you’re in the market for a new kid’s bed, check out the styles in 18 Bunk & Loft Beds and 34 Beds for Boys. Finally, follow my Kids’ Spaces board on Pinterest!

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101 Woonideeen

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70ºn Arkitektur

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Milk Magazine  –  Photo by Louise Desrosiers

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Family Living

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Scandinavian Deko

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The Greene Group

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Tineke Triggs, Artistic Designs for Living

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Skona Hem

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Hus & Hem 

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Matteo Thun Architects

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Rusta Upp

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Shoot Factory

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Folio

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Alison Davin, Jute Home

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Bonne Soeur(s)

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Hus & Hem

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Shazalyn Cavin-Winfrey of SCW Interiors
via My Notting Hill

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Dwell

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House to Home

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Sunset Magazine

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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

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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

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 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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