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Montage: 25 Home Bars Styled with Mirrors

A well-styled home bar is a basic must-have in well turned-out living rooms, so maybe I shouldn’t admit we don’t have one.  My husband really, really wants one. I’ve been thinking about repurposing the built-in that was once the TV cabinet into a fully-stocked booze serving station. It would make a great Chanukah present if I could get around to it next week. Not. Maybe for his birthday in March.

I have bars on the brain for two reasons: One, tomorrow we’re having friends over for the first nigh of Chanukah. While Champagne will likely be the drink of choice, it still feels like we should have a bar if we’re entertaining. Two, earlier this week LampsPlus asked me if I’d like to stay on as a regular guest blogger. I said yes. I love the challenge and fun of sourcing items from within a  single  site.  Today they published my third guest post, Decorative Mirrors to Dress Up a Bar. With all our extra art, a bar area in my house would surely have a painting anchoring the space. The ones here use mirrors.

Hallie Henley’s home – La Dolce Vita

John Loecke, MadCap Cottage

Rue Magazine
Stylist Cassandra Lavalle • Photographer Belathee

 unidentified

unidentified

Phoebe Howard

Apartment Therapy  

Marina’s House Tour - Apartment Therapy

Stylist Ruthie Sommers – Photographer Victoria Pearson

Citrus and Orange

Hannah’s Room

House of Fifty

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The French Inspired Home by Carolyn Westbrook
via French Laundry 

D0mino

Cat Deely’s home – The Coveteur

European Antique Market

Bohman & Sjöstrand Photography

via Glamour.Referans – Photographer Malin Cropper

Traditional Home

Urrutia Design

Society Social
( Tanzania wallpaper by Thibaut)

Country Living

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Montage: 50 (More) Green Rooms

I posted 40 Green Rooms back in the summer of 2009, so it’s time for an update, especially since Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day. (Not that I’m Irish, but green is my favorite color.) Mint green is trending in fashion, but unfortunately, I didn’t come across many mint green interiors in my photo archives. Maybe that’s a whole other post down the line. Let me know if you’ve spotted any mint green rooms around the web.

L I V I N G    R O O M S

Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield
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Photographer Mark Bolton
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Miles Redd in Lonny
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Liz Levin Interiors
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Michael Richman in Metropolitan Home   |   Katie Stassi, Katie by Design
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Steven Gambrel in Elle Decor   |   Mary McDonald
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Meyer Davis Studio
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Jaime Drake, Drake Design Assoc.  |   via Design Attractor
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Photographer Mark Seleen
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Metropolitan Home   |   Katie Ridder Interior Design & Decoration
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Photographer Christine Bauer
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Photographer Carolyn Barber
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Stylist Heather Nette King
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Nathan Gibson Judd Architect   |   Janine Carendi, Area Interior Design

Alvhem Makleri & Interior
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D I N I N G    R O O M S  +  K I T C H E N S

Photographer Peter Margonelli
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Light Locations
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2 Michaels Design
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Coastal Living
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Photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes   | Photographer Gaelle le Boulicaut
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House to Home
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Architects Fernlund + Logan
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A1 Architects
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Bricault Design
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B E D R O O M S

Lynne Scalo Design
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Mary McDonald
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unidentified
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Elle Decoration Norway   |   David Cafiero in Lonny
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via Heart of the Matter   |   Apartment Therapy San Francisco
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Mary McDonald   |   John Loecke Interior Design
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David Hicks
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David Hicks   |   unidentified
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Photographer Dan Duchars    |   Photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes
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via Ish & Chi
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B A T H R O O M S

Paul Cha Architect  |   Country Living
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The Novogratz   |   The Viceroy Hotel
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Montage: 47 Coffee/Cocktail Tables

Now that our living room is habitable again (aside from the two extra dining tables taking up half the space), I’ve decided to try out the Heywood-Wakefield coffee table with revolving top that we salvaged from my husband’s grandparents house. I had initially been thinking of an airy brass and glass piece, to work with the pair of atomic ball and brass-plated  vintage lamps from eBay and yet to be chosen future chandelier, but this one looks pretty good.

It works nicely with our Petrie sofa, which has similar lines to the original 1960s pieces his grandparents used to furnish the house. (Too bad our sofa is uncomfortable. Actually, it’s fine for cocktails, but not conducive to lying around with a laptop. Which do you think I spend more time doing?

Here are 49 living rooms with various styles of coffee table (or cocktail table, I guess the term is interchangeable). If you’re working on figuring out what type of design will work for you, these images will provide some ideas.

Jamie Bush & Co.
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Christina Yorkston, CY Design
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Rue Magazine
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Aerin Lauder’s Aspen house by Daniel Romualdez in Vogue
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via The Brick House
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via Design Traveller
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Aqua Vitae Design
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Jonathan Adler
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Philip Gorrivan Design
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Shelton, Mindel, & Associates
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Shelton, Mindel, & Associates
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Tricia Guild
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Angie Hranowsky Design Studio
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Photographer Simon Watson
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unidentified
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Photographer John Coolidge
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Katie Lydon
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Fernlund + Logan Architects
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Photographer Simon Watson
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via Poppytalk
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Muriel Brandolini
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Vita Designs
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unidentified
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Turnbull, Griffin, Haesloop Architects
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Dave Coote Interiors
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Photographer Jon Jensen
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Jonathan Adler
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unidentified
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Muriel Brandolini
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via The Glamourai
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Greg Natale   |   Aerin Lauder’s NYC apartment in Elle Decor
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Amanda Nisbet Design   |   via Lilac Silhouette
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John Loecke   |    Matt Eastwood
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unidentified   |   unidentified
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unidentified   |   Photographer Hoetze Eisma
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Greg Natale   |    unidentified
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Vanessa Bruno’s apartment   |    Photographer Trevor Tondro
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Tommy Hilfiger’s apartment    |    Shelton, Mindel, & Associates

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Site Spotlight: Decorator Tag Sale

Ever wonder what designers do with the stuff that clients just can’t stomach? Or extra fabric? Or what if  the designer just ordered wrong? (Hey, it happens.) Decorator Tag Sale lets designers put the goods up for sale, at a discount of course, rather than let it sit taking up space in their showroom or some warehouse.

A search of the site turned up pretty decent pieces from some of my favorite designers, including Amanda Nisbet, Sara Gilbane, and Tori Golub. Other participating designers include John Loecke, Foley & Cox, Timothy Whealon, and Philip Gorrivan. Take a look at my finds:

Chartreuse tufted chair with navy blue trim and gray stained legs, originally $1,800, now $1,000 from Amanda Nisbet.

French birdcage in original pale green paint with zinc tray, originally $1,750, now $1,400 from Tori Golub.

Fontana Arte crystal chandelier with clear and smoked glass, circa 1960, originally $8,750, now $7,000.

Double brass lamp with perforated cone shades, originally $1,188, now $950 from Tori Golub.

Pair of French leather armchairs with dark palissandre frames, originally $875, now $700 from Tori Golub.

1970′s painted metal hanging light, probably from Northern Europe, originally $500, now   $300.

Custom laminated black and white acrylic side table with black pull out tray, originally $1,800, now $950 from Christopher Coleman.

Porcelain double gourd vase by Two’s Company in imperial yellow, originally $63, now $44 from Sara Gilbane.

Orange and pink striped cushions, originally $125, now $90 from Amanda Nisbet.

Nautilus pillow in blue and brown cut velvet on linen, originally $200, now $100 from Amanda Nisbet.

Real tree trunk side table, originally $950, now $675 from Sandra Oster.

One yard of embroidered Osborne and Little “Bahia” fabric from Liberty’s “Pampas” collection, originally $167, now $143 from Sara Gilbane.

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Montage: 65 Palm Beach Style Rooms

With summer not far away, it’s no surprise I’ve got color on my mind. Not that I’ll ever go all out in my own house, but I definitely admire the mix of brights that designers employ in rooms with WASP style. The color, the prints, the faux bamboo, the ornate mirrors, the ugly porcelain frogs. It’s all a whirl of fun. Last month I put together two Palm Beach primers for The Inside SourcePart 1 focused on the work of designers Ellen Hamilton, Annsley McAleer, and Angie Hranowsky; Part 2 on Amanda Nisbet and Palmer Weiss. Here are more rooms with a Palm Beach aesthetic.

Mary McDonald

Making It Lovely blog

Hamilton Design

Hamilton Design

Elle Decor

Healing Barsanti

Coddington Design

Gary McBournie in House Beautiful

Made by Girl blog

Elements of Style blog

Markham Roberts

Nancy Serafini

SHH

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler

Celerie Kemble

Celerie Kemble

Clockwise: Ken Fulk; Absolutely Beautiful Things blog; Angie Hranowsky: John Loecke

Clockwise: Peter Dunham; Palmer Weiss; Angie Hranowsky; Ellen Hamilton

David Hicks                                              Amanda Nisbet

Amanda Nisbet                                                    Ellen Hamilton

Miles Redd in Domino                                                  Ellen Hamilton

Clockwise: Kimberly Ayres via Habitually Chic; Tom Stringer in House Beautiful; unidentified; Katie Riddier

Clockwise: Steven Gambrel; photographer Joanna Moorehouse; John Loecke; Steven Gambrel

Clockwise: Jonathan Rosen; CC Interiors; John Loecke; Renzo Mongiardino for Lee Radziwell

Clockwise: Turquoise; Lynn Morgan; via Made by Girl; photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes

Clockwise: Steven Gambrel; photographer Joanna Moorehouse; John Loecke; Steven Gambrel

John Loecke                                                            Jonathan Adler

Palmer Weiss                                                           Jonathan Adler

John Loecke                                                   Jonathan Adler

Celerie Kemble                                                        John Loecke

Moises Esquenaz                                            Canadian House & Home

Sara Gilbane                                                      Jonathan Adler

Domino                                                                Domino

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