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Montage: 32 Brass Kitchens

Following up on my last shopping post 34 Brass Accents, here’s a roundup of kitchens with brass details: brass handles and drawer pulls, brass lighting, brass ranges and hoods, and even one with brassy cabinetry. Brass hardware could be a good way of freshening up a white kitchen. A lot of the kitchens here are black; while black and brass is striking, it’s too much drama for me personally. I would however adore a gray kitchen and would be happy to experiment with brass fixtures. I also love the way the brass accents look with the natural wood details on the island in the Brooklyn townhouse featured in Dwell. Have a look for yourself; would love to know your preferences. Also, have a look at my post on Lamps Plus, “5 Ways to Add Brass Lighting in the Kitchen,” which includes a roundup of some great brass light fixtures (it will be live at 2 pm ET today).

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Home of stylist Sasha Seymour • Canadian House & Home

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Amy Meier Design

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Amy Meier Design 

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Alecia Stevens • Photo by Susan Gilmore

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Tamara Kaye Honey, House of Honey  •   TradHome

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Cococozy

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Elle Decor

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Celerie Kemble, Kemble Interiors

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Ilse Crawford, Studio Ilse
Ett Hem Hotel, Sweden

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Kelly Deck Design with Aya Kitchens • Interior Design Show West 2012
I Dream of Chairs

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Curtis & Windham Architects

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Jessica Helgerson, JH Interior Design
Photo by Lincoln Barbour

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Lloyd Ralphs Design
Photo by  Virginia Macdonald for House & Home

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Karlavagen76

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Photo by Ashlee Raubach • Decor de Provence

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Homes & Antiques

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Jean-Louis Denoit

Adobe Photoshop PDF

Workstead
Photo by Matthew Williams for Dwell

brass-faucet-London kitchen by Charles Mellersh.

Charles Mellersh Design Studio

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Zoldan Interiors

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Skona Hem

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Workstead
Photo by Matthew Williams for Dwell

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Home of HGTV designer Tommy Smythe
Photo by Angus Fergusson for Canadian House & Home

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Betty Lou Phillips

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Home of designer Summer Thornton

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Beam kitchen for Ekoij
Designed by Tom Dixon in collaboration with Lindholdt Studio

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Ilse Crawford, Studio Ilse

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Bierly Drake Design  •  Traditional Home

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The Hunted Interior

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 Susan Dossetter and Andrew Skurman  •  House Beautiful

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Aerin Lauder in her Hamptons kitchen  •  Vogue

 

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Montage: 50 Rooms with Built-In Log Storage

Last week my first post of the year for the Lamps Plus blog was published, Firewood Storage Solutions, From Trays to Totes. Since ’tis the season, and I’ve been seeing massive stacks of logs on Pinterest, here’s a companion post for you, with plenty more of the look.

wood storage in entry Stine Langvad Interior Design

Stine Langvad Interior DesignElle Deco Denmark 

Photo by Ann-Charlotte Fagerlin for Expressen

photographer Ann-Charlotte Fagerlin for Expressen

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Skona Hem magazine

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 Catherine Kwong Design

photographer Paul Massey.

 photographer Paul Massey

Marimekko’s Spring 2009 catalog-logs

Marimekko’s Spring 2009 catalog

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Pizza East restaurant, London via Arch Daily
Michaelis Boyd Associates  –  photographer Richard Lewisohn

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Summer home of set designer Rie Lykke, Denmark
photographer Pernille Kaalund for Femina

MARK BORTHWICK BOOKSHELVES

photographer Mark Borthwick

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firewood organizer by Antonio Lupi

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Erin Martin Design

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Mikkel Mortensen of Yellows Photography

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The Construction Zone

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Meister Construction

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photographer Daniel Hertzell

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 Shim Sutcliffe Architects

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Catalonia fireplace by Francesc Rifé Studio

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Murakami Design
photographer Michael Graydon for Canadian House & Home

Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects

Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects

rustic room

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purpleareafireplace

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Photos- Maria-Isabel Hansson via Hus och Hem

Photographer Maria-Isabel HanssonHus & Hem

Photo ©- Greg Cox-HogL House of Pictures

photographer Greg Cox for HogL House of Pictures

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 Andersson Wise Architects

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 Olson Kundig Architects

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unidentified

Kelly Klein beach house AD

Kelly Klein’s beach house
Architectural Digest

built by photographer Trine Thorsen

Built by photographer Trine Thorsen

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 Klikk

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 Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

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Jeltje Fotografie

Culligan Abraham Architecture

Culligan Abraham Architecture

Studio Ko

Studio Ko

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Elle Decor

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Elle Decor

Kendall Conrad, via C Magazine.

Kendall ConradC Magazine

firewood organizers by Antonio Lupi

firewood organizers by Antonio Lupi

Lena Proudlock Photography for Maison Francase Magazine

Lena Proudlock Photography for Maison Francase 

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Elle Decor

 architects Renaud De Poorter and Femke Holdrinet

architects Renaud De Poorter and Femke Holdrinet

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home of Elisabeth Heier via The Veda House

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AKSL Architects

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Cubic wood fireplace stove by Wittus

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photographer Nina Kellokoski of Nina K. Studio

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Savoy Bed Linen Collection via The White Company

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The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu

Jarlath-Mellett

Jarlath Mellett

 

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Montage: 43 Kitchen Counters + Islands with Stools

Now that Meredith & Daniel’s dining spaces are set, it’s time to choose the stools for the kitchen island. The kitchen is a large, sleek space with bamboo cabinetry and floor-to-ceiling windows along one side. It opens to the living room/dining spaces on either end.

While there are a lot of very cool counter stools on the market (stay tuned for a round-up of 72 tomorrow), we’re leaning towards the Bertoia. The simple design works perfectly in the contemporary kitchen and won’t interfere with any design details in either living space. Meredith also appreciates that they have seat backs, so they’re safer for squirmy toddlers, and they’re virtually indestructible. They’re a bit pricey, but we’ve only splurged once so far (on the Saarinen dining table).

Here are 43 kitchens with counter stools. Seven have Bertoias. I noted in parentheses the stool designer where I was able. If you can name any of the other ones, leave me a comment and I’ll add it in.

Bonesteel Trout Hall
(Bertoia for Knoll)

Metropolitan Home
(Last Minute Stool by Patricia Urquiola)

Bates Masi Architects
(Spoon Stool by Antonio Citterio for Kartell)

Elle Decor
(LEM Piston Stool by Shin & Tomoko Azumi)

Photographer Moris Moreno

Marla Schrank Interiors
(Cherner stool)

Winter McDermott Design

The Nesting Game
(Tolix knockoffs)

House to Home
(Tolix) 

Light Locations

Amanda Nisbet

Desire to Inspire

Wetizman Halpern
(Bertoia for Knoll)

Elle Decor
(K65 by Alvar Aalto)

Architect Fiona Winzar
(K65 by Alvar Aalto)

House Beautiful
(Bertoia for Knoll)

Jessica Helgerson

Steven Gambrel
(Emeco Navy  stools)

Christopher Gaona

Elle Decor

Steven Gambrel

Jessica Helgerson – Photographer Lincoln Barbour
(Tolix)

Jessica Helgerson
(Onda by Jesús Gasca for Stua)

Dwell

Linda McDougald Design

Michele Michael
(Bertoia for Knoll)

Elle Decor

Photographer Sarah Blee
(Bertoia for Knoll)

House Beautiful
(Cherner stool)

Midwest Living

Chelsea Atelier Architects

ZZ Architects

Photographers Gridley + Graves

Photographer Mark Williams
(Bombo Stool by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis)

Living Agency

This Old House

Elle Decor

Jess Loraas – Design Sponge
(Bertoia for Knoll)

 Randy Weinstein Design

MU Architecture

Foley Fiore Architecture
(Bertoia for Knoll)

Skona Hem

Craig Spencer

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Montage: 32 Kitchen Island Pendants

It seems like everyone I know is doing a renovation. Since I’m helping a friend decorate her new apartment in New York anyway, at least one other friend is benefitting from my newfound knowledge. Melissa, who actually lives in the house my husband and I gutted in Chevy Chase (she and her husband bought it when we moved to Boston), has recently purchased a new (larger!) abode. This week is her family’s yearly Cape visit. We spent yesterday morning perusing images of kitchens, trying to decide what kind of kitchen island pendants she should hang, what size they should be, and how far apart they should be spaced.

Three is a good number for kitchen island pendants (odds are always better than evens). The first and last should hang 18-inches from either end of the island. Split the difference in the middle for the third. As for diameter, we laid out different size plates at each interval on my own island to get a sense of what felt right. Of course, it will also depend on the shape and material of the light. As for how hight off the island they should hang, we didn’t get there yet.

Jessica Helgerson

Powell Street Pendants by Tech Lighting

Photographer Lincoln Barbour

FC Studio

Architect Alwill Design

Photographer Jordi Canosa

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel

Natural Home & Garden via Apartment Therapy

Amy Lau Design

Skona Hem

Jessica Helgerson

Light Locations

Light Locations

Sunset Magazine

Light Locations

Marie Claire Maison

Studio Ina Matt

Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects

Living Etc.

Maison Couturier Hotel 

Living Etc.

Coastal Living

Living Etc.

Dry Design Architecture

 Coastal Living

Mae Brunken Designs

Photographer Mark Williams

Sarah Delaney Design

Steven Gambrel

Photographer Patric Johansson

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carrot-currency-graphicBright Lightz (www.brightlightz.co.uk) sells LED bulbs for just about every lighting need in your home. 

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Montage: 34 Work Spaces with Swivel Chairs

Now that my workspace has been relocated to the living room, I’m thinking of getting a new desk chair. The one I’ve been using from Hold Everything is literally falling apart. I’m uncertain whether to opt for a stylish dining/upholstered chair or for a more ergonomically-correct, but not as living room-y, office chair. I think a rolling swivel chair may be too office-y for my workspace (I’ll post a photo of it tomorrow), though some of these look lovely. I love the Eames Management chair, but at over $2,000, it’s not likely to make an appearance at my house.

via Live Creating Yourself

via Herman Miller Lifework

Gene Meyer

Cookie Magazine

Photographer Justin Bernhaut

Photographer Erik Johnson

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Kate Hume

Jessica Helgerson

Amanda Nisbet

Photographer Idha Lindhag

unidentified

Architectural Digest

Sara Story

Hus & Hem

Living Etc.

Elle Decor Italia

Marie Fisher  – H2hotel

Photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo

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Victoria Hagan

Photographer Marti HahnReal Living Magazine

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The Office Stylist

Michael Habachy

Palmer WeissTradHome

Matt Eastwood

Cassie Pyle  – The Veda House

Studio AV5

Stefano Tonchi’s home (editor of W Magazine) – The Selby

Photographer Kelly Ishikawa

Photographer Trent Bell

Photographer Magnus Marding

Lonny Magazine

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Montage: 35 Bell Jars (or Cloches If You’re French)

Anything can be art under glass. I first heard this from stylist Kara Butterfield, who displayed rocks in and under tumblers on her mantle in Boston. She told me,  “If you put anything in a glass, or behind glass it celebrates it, gives it meaning, like a picture in a frame.”  Others seem to be catching on. Bell jars, or cloches, seem to be on every console and coffee table, containing anything from fawn figurines to succulents or matchbox cars to brass nails. J. Crew has even been showcasing shoes under them. Here’s a look at 35 examples which includes live plants, dead insects, and inanimate objects from the ordinary to intricate.

Prop stylist Dietlind Wolf

Greige Design

 Lindsey Adelman

Jessica Helgerson

Gennine’s Art Blog

Carrier & Co.

Good boutique in Boston

Better Homes & Gardens   |   Apartment Therapy

Country Living    |   Young House Love

Stylist Heather Nette King for Dulux

Stylist Heather Nette King

Traditional Home

Stylist Heather Nette King • Photographer Mike Baker

Elizabeth Martin Design   |   via Chocolate Creative

Anthropologie   |   SoSo Sculpture Series from Ginat, Etsy

Ampers & Vintage   |  home of designer Sarah Illenberger via Aesthete Curator

J. Crew, Midtown Manhattan   |   Better Homes & Gardens

La Patisserie des Reves   |   home of  jewelry designer Stine A. Johansen

Green Wedding Shoes

stylist Heather Nette King  •  Photographer Mike Baker

Emma’s Design Blog   |   Stylist Graham Moss

David Stark Sketchbook

David Stark Wood Shop pop-up at Haus Interior

Prop stylist Dietlind Wolf  •  Photographer Sabrina Rothe

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Montage: 47 Living Rooms with Chandeliers and Pendants

The renovations are finally finished in our condo, save for a few odds and ends and two extra dining room tables in the living room. I should also get around to sourcing a living room chandelier. I had the electrician add a box and switch for one in the center of the living room, between the rows of recessed lights. I originally thought I’d like a vintage sputnik, possibly in brass, but now I’m not so sure. Obviously a glittering crystal chandelier isn’t my taste, and a Lindsey Adelman fixture is way out of my price range. So, what shall it be? I found some gorgeous specimens on 1st Dibs, but I’ll save those until tomorrow. Meanwhile, let’s look at 47 different living rooms with various options, from contemporary creations and vintage sputnik to lanterns and Chinoiserie.


Alisberg Parker Architects


Julie Bowen’s home by Molly Luetkeymeyer of M. Design Interiors


Jenna Lyons’ NYC brownstone by Levenson McDavid Architects


Kelly Behun


Delphine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Design


via New York Times


Jean Louis Deniot


Frank Roop


Brad Dufton of Color Theory


unknown


via The Aestate


Shaun Jackson Design for fashion designer Michelle Smith of Milly


Tilton Fenwick


Amanda Nisbet Design


Design Within Reach


Jamie Drake Design Associates


Elizabeth Kimberly Design


Photographer Peter Margonelli


via Skona Hem


Melanie Turner Interiors


Photographer Francesco Lagnese


Jessica Helgerson Interior Design


via The Aestate


Photographer Susan Gillmore


John Willey of Willey Design


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Clarisse Demory


via Living Etc.


via Living Etc.


Architects Found Associates


Julianne Moore’s NYC brownstone


via Inspace Locations


via Homes and Gardens


Photographer Simon Watson


Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors


Photographer Francis Smith


Bolig Magasinet   |  Photographer Mark Roshams


Weitzman Halpern Interior Design  |  unknown


Steven Gambrel  |  unknown


Stylist Rosie Brown  |  Amy Butler’s home


via Living Etc.  |  via Inspace Locations


Abington Gallery  |  Photographer Simon Watson


Orrick & Company Architecture & Design  |  Photographer Philips Ficks

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Montage: 43 Rooms with Floor Lamps

For years now I’ve shunned the floor lamp. Although my earliest memories of the floor lamp is the groovy arc of the ’70s (that will get its own montage post later), more recently it’s the ugly black halogen floor lamp with brass trim and glass shade of the late ’80s / early ’90s, that haunts me. Too many associations of bad ’80s furniture and Jennifer Convertibles sofas post-college graduation. Of course, that was decades ago at this point, and it’s time to get over it.

The floor lamps of today are super chic, though like most styles, they reference the past. I particularly  love the ’50s Italian styles in bright color metals or plain black. Simple contemporary designs with oversize shades work for me too. I actually just ordered a simple floor lamp for our newly designed family room. We’ll see how it works out once it arrives. (Unfortunately a vintage piece from 1st Dibs was hardly in the budget; alas a style on sale at OLighting must suffice.)


Photographer Bruno Suet
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Brides
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Brad Ford | Brad Ford—Lonny
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Brad Ford
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Betsy Brown InteriorsHouse Beautiful
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Photographer Hallie Burton | Photographer Philip Sinden—Elle Decor Spain
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House to Home
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Light Locations
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Elle Decor | Erin Martin Design
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Photographer Brian Park
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Photographer Erik Johnson | unidentified
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Wendy Blount
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via Design Attractor
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Photographer Moris Moreno
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Photographer Per Magnus Persson
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Michele Bonan
—Lonny
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FC Studio Architecture + Interiors
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Domino
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Moises Esquenaz
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Mark Tuckey Furniture Design | Country Living
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Studio AV
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Kelly Hoppen | Skona Hem
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Jessica Helgerson
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Rod Mickley Interiors | Photographer Simon Watson
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Photographer Patric Johansson | Photographer Tim Griffith—New York Times
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Hotel Skeppsholmen | Marie Olsson Nylander
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Michele Bonan
—Lonny
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Spruce Design + Decor | Photographer Peter Margonelli
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Paul Caddel—Lonny | Christian Leone—Lonny
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Photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes
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Photographer Prue Ruscoe
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Montage: 19 Bicycles in Interiors

Bicycles. I’ve got more than any city apartment should. Four, plus three scooters. In my living room. Unsurprisingly, they don’t look nearly as lovely as the single bikes shown in these interiors.  Bikes seem to be the prop of the moment though. I’ve snapped photos of them used in displays in boutiques and restaurants all around the city. I can’t find found my favorite boutique example, the bicycle in Looc in the South End; and here are some others.

Looc Boutique, Boston

Living Etc.

Living Etc.

Architectural Digest

Kristin Rivoli

Architect Thomas Bendel

Club Monaco, Boston

Sel de la Terre, Boston

Hotel Chocolat

Photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes                                   Cynthia Rowley, Boston

Photographer Louis Lemaire                                                 Lucy Berridge

via Desire to Inspire                                                via Desire to Inspire

Villa & Villa                                                                  Andrew Waller

via Desire to Inspire                                                   Jessica Helgerson

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Montage: 17 Spaces with Sheepskin Rugs

Although I’m not a big animal skin fan, I do love the cozy feel of a woolly sheepskin rug underfoot. I recently went to IKEA and picked up one each for my sons’ bedrooms; now it’s the first thing their little feet hit when they touch the floor. (I was tempted by the gray versions for the sofa, but more on that tomorrow.) One of my sons pleaded the extra large one, so he could put it atop his bed so he could sleep directly on it, but I thought things would get a little too sweaty. I think I may need one for my side of the bed on the Cape. They really do feel delicious.

In the bedroom

fc Studio; Robin Pelissier; Flickr-ditfyleur; Lili Diallo; photographer Pierre-Jean Verger; Mi Casa; stylist Natalie Thiart; photographer Petra Bindel; Jessica Helgerson.

In the dressing room

Jessica Helgerson; Wendy Blount.

In the living room (and even a kitchen)

Home Portfolio; Apartment Therapy LA; photographer Clive Tompsett; Brad Ford in Lonny; Domino; Apartment Therapy.

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