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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).


Home of stylist Sasha Seymour • Canadian House & Home


Amy Meier Design


Amy Meier Design 


Alecia Stevens • Photo by Susan Gilmore


Tamara Kaye Honey, House of Honey  •   TradHome




Elle Decor


Celerie Kemble, Kemble Interiors


Ilse Crawford, Studio Ilse
Ett Hem Hotel, Sweden


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


Curtis & Windham Architects


Jessica Helgerson, JH Interior Design
Photo by Lincoln Barbour


Lloyd Ralphs Design
Photo by  Virginia Macdonald for House & Home




Photo by Ashlee Raubach • Decor de Provence


Homes & Antiques


Jean-Louis Denoit

Adobe Photoshop PDF

Photo by Matthew Williams for Dwell

brass-faucet-London kitchen by Charles Mellersh.

Charles Mellersh Design Studio


Zoldan Interiors


Skona Hem


Photo by Matthew Williams for Dwell


Better Homes & Gardens


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


Betty Lou Phillips


Home of designer Summer Thornton


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


Ilse Crawford, Studio Ilse


Bierly Drake Design  •  Traditional Home


The Hunted Interior


 Susan Dossetter and Andrew Skurman  •  House Beautiful


Aerin Lauder in her Hamptons kitchen  •  Vogue


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Montage: 50 Rooms with Built-In Log Storage for Modern Fireplaces

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

window seat storage skona hem

Skona Hem magazine


 Catherine Kwong Design

photographer Paul Massey.

 photographer Paul Massey

Marimekko’s Spring 2009 catalog-logs

Marimekko’s Spring 2009 catalog


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


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


photographer Mark Borthwick


firewood organizer by Antonio Lupi

under stair logs erin martin

Erin Martin Design


Mikkel Mortensen of Yellows Photography


The Construction Zone


Meister Construction


photographer Daniel Hertzell


 Shim Sutcliffe Architects


Catalonia fireplace by Francesc Rifé Studio

tulip table



Murakami Design
photographer Michael Graydon for Canadian House & Home

Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects

Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects

rustic room




purple flowres


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


 Andersson Wise Architects


 Olson Kundig Architects



Kelly Klein beach house AD

Kelly Klein’s beach house
Architectural Digest

built by photographer Trine Thorsen

Built by photographer Trine Thorsen




 Jessica Helgerson Interior Design


Jeltje Fotografie

Culligan Abraham Architecture

Culligan Abraham Architecture

Studio Ko

Studio Ko


Elle Decor


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 

elle decor deerhead

Elle Decor

 architects Renaud De Poorter and Femke Holdrinet

architects Renaud De Poorter and Femke Holdrinet


home of Elisabeth Heier via The Veda House


AKSL Architects

black-fireplace-new Cubic wood fireplace stove by Wittus

Cubic wood fireplace stove by Wittus



nina k.studio-photographer-Nina-Kellokoski

photographer Nina Kellokoski of Nina K. Studio

[via The White Company - Savoy Bed Linen Collection

Savoy Bed Linen Collection via The White Company

The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu

The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu



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

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

Jessica Helgerson
(Onda by Jesús Gasca for Stua)


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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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


Kate Hume

Jessica Helgerson

Amanda Nisbet

Photographer Idha Lindhag


Architectural Digest

Sara Story

Hus & Hem

Living Etc.

Elle Decor Italia

Marie Fisher  – H2hotel

Photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo


Victoria Hagan

Photographer Marti HahnReal Living Magazine


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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